III Call for Advisory Board Members

The Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) is looking to fill two positions on its Institute Advisory Board (IAB) as part of the CIHR 2021 membership renewal cycle.

III is currently nearing the completion of our new 2021–2026 Strategic Plan, which will be launched in June 2021. The III IAB was critical to the yearlong engagement process with the broader research community to identify the new strategic priorities for the Institute, and in the next five years, the III IAB will play a significant role in advising the Institute on the implementation of the plan in order to achieve both short and long-term success.

Within the 2021–2026 Strategic Plan, III has outlined the following commitments (among others)

  • To build relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities to generate the knowledge and build the capacity Indigenous communities need to improve the health and wellbeing of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada; and
  • To embed principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) – from an intersectionality perspective – across all III initiatives to address systemic racism in the health research funding system.

Individuals with the potential to make valuable contributions to the III IAB and the commitments specified above are encouraged to apply. III is focused on ensuring that its IAB better reflects the diversity of Canada and the health research ecosystem at large and encourages underrepresented groups to apply to the open call. Please see the Institute Advisory Board Member Application and Guidelines.

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