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    Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators
    ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    Québec, Hilton Québec, November 5-6, 2017

    An Emerging Landscape
Welcome to the
Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators

2017 Conference Programme

Members of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators include senior academic administrators and staff responsible for postdoctoral issues at universities and research organizations across Canada. Others interested in these issues (representatives of funding organizations, and of postdoctoral organizations) can be Associate Members.

Conference Speakers

We are excited to introduce our 2017 Conference speakers. For dates and times please refer to the Conference Programme (pdf).

  • Martha Crago

    Martha Crago began her five-year mandate as McGill University’s next Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) on July 1, 2017. Prof. Crago was most recently the Vice-President Research and Professor in Human Communication Disorders at Dalhousie University. Her previous university administrative positions include Vice-President of International and Governmental Relations at the Université de Montreal as well as the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Associate Provost (Academic Programs), both at McGill University. Martha Crago is the Chair of the Research Committee of the U15 group of Canada’s research intense universities. Previously she was a member of the American Association of Universities Deans of Graduate Studies’ group, the Universitas 21’s Research Directors and Graduate Studies Group and the Board of the US Council of Graduate Schools. She was the founder of the Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities and the co- founder of the International Forum for Public Universities, a consortium of 21 non-English language world-class universities. She has served as President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and as a member of the University Advisory Group at Industry Canada. ‎ In 2016, she was selected by the Minister of Science of Canada to be a member of an Advisory Panel on the Funding of Fundamental Research. She was founder and Chair of the Board for the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprises. She was also the Canadian academic member of the federal government’s Joint Canada-Brazil Committee and the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Network of Centres of Excellence in Marine Environment Observation Prediction Response (MEOPAR). Prof. Crago has also been a member of the Boards of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), the Canadian Light Source (CLS), and Ocean Network Canada (ONC), and she is a member of the Research Partnership Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). In addition, she has been on the Advisory Committee of the National Research Council – Institute of Marine Biosciences.

  • Martha Crago

    Martha Crago began her five-year mandate as McGill University’s next Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) on July 1, 2017. Prof. Crago was most recently the Vice-President Research and Professor in Human Communication Disorders at Dalhousie University. Her previous university administrative positions include Vice-President of International and Governmental Relations at the Université de Montreal as well as the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Associate Provost (Academic Programs), both at McGill University. Martha Crago is the Chair of the Research Committee of the U15 group of Canada’s research intense universities. Previously she was a member of the American Association of Universities Deans of Graduate Studies’ group, the Universitas 21’s Research Directors and Graduate Studies Group and the Board of the US Council of Graduate Schools. She was the founder of the Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities and the co- founder of the International Forum for Public Universities, a consortium of 21 non-English language world-class universities. She has served as President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and as a member of the University Advisory Group at Industry Canada. ‎ In 2016, she was selected by the Minister of Science of Canada to be a member of an Advisory Panel on the Funding of Fundamental Research. She was founder and Chair of the Board for the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprises. She was also the Canadian academic member of the federal government’s Joint Canada-Brazil Committee and the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Network of Centres of Excellence in Marine Environment Observation Prediction Response (MEOPAR). Prof. Crago has also been a member of the Boards of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), the Canadian Light Source (CLS), and Ocean Network Canada (ONC), and she is a member of the Research Partnership Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). In addition, she has been on the Advisory Committee of the National Research Council – Institute of Marine Biosciences.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

The Canadian Association for Postdoctoral Administrators wishes to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the Sixth Annual CAPA Conference.