NOUVEAU Congratulations to CPA Fellow Dr. Anne Wilson

CPA Fellow and Laurier Psychology Professor Anne Wilson has been named one of the inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Dr. Anne Wilson Click here for details.

NOUVEAU CPA made a pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

Click here to view the submission.

PSYence Update (Vol. 1, Issue 1) - Quarterly Update on CPA's Science Activities.

Click here for the PDF.

Update on Proposed Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canadian Graduate Scholarships.

The tri-councils funding agencies have harmonized the CGS Master's scholarships. Details can be found here: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/Students-Etudiants/CommunityEngagementUpdate-Jn2013_eng.pdf.

CPA Feedback on Proposed Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships.

(May 2013) The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) welcomed the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships. Click here to read the letter.

Budget 2014: Key highlights of relevance to CPA and CCR Response

On February 11, 2014, Minister Flaherty tabled the 2104 Budget.
Click on the following link to view notes put together by Impact Public Affairs that highlight key elements of the budget that are of relevance to the CPA.
Click on the following link to view the CCR response, for which CPA's Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker is Chair.

CPA Responds to Industry of Canada Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda.

Industry Canada recently sought input from Canada’s scientific community on its Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda. In response, the CPA, with input from the Scientific Affairs Committee, made a submission. Click here to view the submission.

CCR Responds to Industry of Canada Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda.

Industry Canada recently sought input from Canada’s scientific community on its Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda. In response, the CCR, of which the CPA’s Deputy CEO, Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker is the Chair, made a submission. Click here to view the submission.[CCR_STConsultation_7Feb2014]

CPA letter to Tri-Councils on new open access policy.

Click here to view the letter.

The Graham Boeckh Foundation is delighted to announce that applications for the 2014 Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research are now being accepted.

The Dr. Samarthji Lal award recognizes a Canadian researcher focusing on major mental health disorders. The candidate must be mid-career and making an outstanding contribution to the field. To learn more about the award and eligibility requirements, please visit the award’s official website.

Represent Canadian Psychology to the World: Call for Nominations for a Canadian Delegate To the General Assembly of the International Union of Psychological Science

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is responsible for managing Canada’s membership in the International Union of Psychological Science (www.iupsys.org). IUPsyS is the international body dedicated to the advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science around the world. The Canadian National Committee for IUPsyS (CNC/IUPsyS) is the CPA committee charged with the work.

Among the members of the CNC/IUPsyS are two delegates to the General Assembly of IUPsyS. These are the individuals who attend the formal meetings of IUPsyS (held every two years) and who vote for Canada at these meetings. CPA and the National Research Council of Canada contribute to the travel costs for the delegates to attend these meetings. The next meeting will take place in Paris, France, in July 2014 (in conjunction with the International Congress of Applied Psychology).

Each delegate holds the position for an 8-year term (or four General Assembly meetings). At this time, we seek nominations for ONE delegate, to serve a term from 2014-2022.

Nominees must be Members/Fellows in good standing of CPA. Preference will be given to psychologists who have been involved in national or international organizations in psychology and whose major professional activity involves research and teaching, and whose CVs are judged by the CNC/IUPsyS to meet these criteria.

The name of the preferred nominee will be submitted to the CPA Board of Directors for approval and appointment. The term will begin at the CPA Convention in 2014.

Each nomination shall consist of:

  • a letter from the nominator that states the position for which the candidate is being nominated, expresses support for the candidate, and contains a statement to the effect that the nominator has ascertained the candidate’s willingness to stand for nomination;
  • a current curriculum vitae of the candidate (including educational background, present and former positions, research and professional activities, organization membership and involvement, and international congress participation); and
  • two supporting letters from individuals familiar with the nominee’s contributions. 

The deadline to submit nominations is December 31, 2013. For more information, or to submit nominations and supporting documents, send an e-mail to the Chair of the CNC/IUPsyS, Jennifer Veitch, at jennifer.veitch@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

CCR submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (July 31, 2013) 

Fellowship/Training Opportunity: CIHR Training Grant in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research - “TUTOR‐PHC” (Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research– Primary Health Care).

Program information and application forms for TUTOR-PHC are now available on TUTOR-PHC’s website at http://www.uwo.ca/fammed/csfm/tutor-phc/applications/applicationforms.html (Note: if you have visited our website before, you may have to refresh your browser to see the website updates)

Who should apply?

  • Graduate Students from Canadian Universities that are interested/ engaged in primary health care research regardless of their home discipline
  • Post‐doctoral fellows, policy-makers, OR clinicians* that are interested/ engaged in primary health care research

*Clinicians can include any type of Health Professional in Primary Health Care (i.e. Physician, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietician, Occupational Therapist, etc.). Clinicians admitted to the program are usually accepted or enrolled in graduate studies or post-doctoral fellowships. Please see our website for more information.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2013 (program runs from May 2014 to April 2015). 

Participate in Psychological Research: New and Current Submissions to CPA's R2P2!

  • Factors in Optimal Collaboration Between Psychologists and Primary Healthcare Physicians
  • FAn Examination of Factors Affecting the Hiring Process
  • FPain Perception and Pain Recall
  • FInfluences on Perceptions of Information and Communication Technology in Therapeutic Practice
  • FMental Health Professionals' Perceptions of Childhood Trauma Survivors
  • Prototypicality of Cluster B personality traits
  • Self-perceptions and the Future Self: Implications for Health and Well-being
  • Duty to Warn: The Role of Tarasoff Principles, Biases, and Knowledge among Practicing Canadian Psychologists
  • Participants Needed for Hormones & Sociosexuality Study
  • The Personality Pathology Study
  • A Survey of Current Practices in Canadian Aboriginal Mental Health

NSERC Invites the CPA to Provide Feedback on Plan to Allocate Budgets among Evaluation Groups Under the Discovery Grants Program

In November 2012, the CPA was contacted by NSERC with two invitations: 1) to review the 2012 report of the Council of Canadian Academies in which psychology and cognitive sciences were among the six research fiels in which Canada excels, and 2) provide feedback on NSERC's plan to allocate budgets among evaluation groups under the Discovery Grants program. Click here to view CPA's letter outlining its review and feedback.

L'équipe de recherche VISAGE (Violence Au travail selon le Sexe et le GEnre) du Centre d'étude sur le trauma

offre des bourses d'études pour des étudiants de deuxième cycle (17 500 $) et de troisième cycle (22 000 $) d'une durée d'un an, renouvelable. Les personnes intéressées doivent soumettre leur candidature au plus tarde le 1er février 2013. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus

CPA, as CCR co-Chair, Organizes and Hosts Breakfast Meeting with Representatives of Various Funding Agencies

On November 21, 2012, the CPA, as co-Chair of the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR), organized and hosted a breakfast meeting with the following funding agency representatives:

  • SSHRC: Dr. Chad Gaffield, President
  • NSERC: Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President
  • CFI: Dr. Gilles Patry, President 
  • MITACS

Unfortunately, the CIHR was unable to send a representative to attend the breakfast.  Each presenter was asked to speak for approximately 10 minutes on the status of research and research funding in Canada.  Following the presentations, CCR members participated in a roundtable discussion with the presenters.  The CPA, along with the CCR's other co-Chair, will synthesize the event's presentations and discussion, and explore potential follow-ups.  Check back for future updates.

Participate in a Study Evaluating Rehabilitation Outcome following Severe Trauma (EROS)

Researchers at the Centre for Trauma Science in London, England, are conducting a research study Evaluating Rehabilitation Outcome following Severe trauma (EROS). They are aiming to engage as many as possible international organisations or professionals to help develop an ICF (ICF= International Classification of Function, Disability and Health) core set for people with major traumatic injuries. The involvement requires completion of an on-line questionnaire. The questions are based on the existing Comprehensive ICF acute and post acute core sets.

More information on the ICF core set development can be found at:
http://www.icf-research-branch.org/icf-core-sets-projects.html

To participate in the survey, click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MultipleTrauma

CPA Attends CIHR Pathways to Partners Forum on Aboriginal Peoples' Health

On October 16-17, 2012, CPA's Deputy CEO and Science Directorate Director attended a by-invite-only 2-day forum: Pathways to Partners Forum on Aboriginal Peoples' Health. The purpose of the forum, which was jointly organized and sponsored by three CIHR Institutes (Institutes of Aboriginal Peoples' Health, Population and Public Health, Gender and Health) was to discuss and contribute to the development of an RFP that will look at 4 health issues among Aboriginal Peoples: suicide, oral health, obesity and tuberculosis. CPA will post information on this research funding opportunity as received.

Psychology and Cognitive Sciences among 6 Research Fields in which Canada Excels

A newly released report by the Council of Canadian Academies entitled, The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012 provides a thorough analysis of the scientific disciplines and technological applications where Canada excels in a global context. In 2010, Industry Canada via the Minister of Industry, asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the state of science and technology in Canada and to consider all fields in which research is conducted.

The six research fields in which Canada excels are: clinical medicine, historical studies,
information and communication technologies (ICT), physics and astronomy, psychology and
cognitive sciences
, and visual and performing arts.

Click here to read the news release and access the full report.

Les organisateurs de la conférence : aide financière pour la tenue de conférences

La SCP est heureuse d’annoncer qu’elle offrira jusqu’à 2 000 $ par année pour soutenir l’organisation de conférences portant sur la psychologie, qui visent précisément l’engagement et la participation des étudiants de premier cycle en psychologie. Le montant accordé pourrait aller jusqu’à 500 $. Les demandes doivent comprendre une brève description de la conférence, expliquer comment l’organisation de la conférence a fait appel à la participation des étudiants de premier cycle en psychologie et indiquer de quelle façon le financement sera utilisé. Les demandes doivent nous parvenir avant le 31 octobre 2012 (date nouveau). Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Dre Lisa Votta-Bleeker, à l’adresse executiveoffice@cpa.ca.

CIHR Updates #3 and #4 re: New Version of Canadian Common CV (CCV)

On June 19, 2012, the CIHR launched a revised version of the Common CV. Please click here for  updates sent by CIHR on August 31st, 2012 and September 10th, 2012 regarding issues with the new version. 

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Forum 2012

Hosted by Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada
Forum Date: November 26-28, 2012
Location: Kingston, Ontatio
For more information: www.cimvhr.ca

Participate in Psychological Research: Two New Submissions to CPA's R2P2!

  • Emerging Adults' Mental Health Knowledge
  • Mentoring relationships and graduate students’ mental health and well-being
  • Prototypicality of Cluster B personality traits

CPA Letter to NSERC Regarding the Cancellation of the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program

Click here to view CPA's letter to NSERC regarding NSERC's recent announcement/decision to cancel the RTI program following the 2013 competition. Please take a moment to complete NSERC's online consultation or write an individualized letter to NSERC.

Le CRSNG mène à l’heure actuelle des consultations auprès du milieu de la recherche afin d’obtenir une rétroaction sur deux options proposées pour l’avenir du Programme de subventions d’outils et d’instruments de recherche (OIR). Du 29 juin au 28 septembre 2012, le CRSNG vous invite à examiner ces deux options et à voter pour l’une d’elles en répondant au sondage sur le Programme de subventions d’OIR (réalisé à l’aide de la plateforme Survey Monkey). Un document PDF comprenant les détails sur les deux options est également disponible.

IRSC Subvention de fonctionnement : Recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations (Concours d'automne 2012)

L’Institut de la santé publique et des populations des IRSC a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement du concours de Subvention de fonctionnement : Recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations.  Cette Initiative est subventionnée en partenariat avec le Bureau de l'éthique des IRSC, l’Institut de la santé des Autochtones, de la nutrition, du métabolisme et du diabète, de l’appareil locomoteur et de l'arthrite, du cancer, L’Institut canadien d'information sur la santé — Initiative sur la santé de la population canadienne, La Société canadienne du cancer, La Fondation de la recherche en santé du Nouveau-Brunswick.

La présente possibilité de financement vise à soutenir le lancement rapide de projets de recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations sur des programmes, des politiques et des approches de distribution des ressources qui évoluent rapidement, qui ont été mis en oeuvre par d'autres (p. ex. décideurs) et qui pourraient avoir un impact sur la santé et l'équité en matière de santé au niveau des populations.

Le processus de présentation d'une demande pour cette opportunité de financement contient deux étapes : L'étape 1 exige que vous complétiez une lettre d'intention (LDI). L'étape 2 exige que vous soumettiez une présentation d'une demande sur invitation. Les instructions concernant ces deux étapes se retrouvent dans la section « Comment faire une demande » de cette opportunité de financement.  Les dates limites sont ci-dessous :

 
Phase 1: Lettre d'intention
Phase 2: Demande
Date limite de présentation des demandes
2012-09-14
2012-12-14
Date prévue de l'avis de décision
2012-10-26
2013-03-29
Date de début du financement
 
2013-03-01

Vous trouverez plus d'informations sur ce concours sur le site web des IRSC, dans la section intitulé « Trouver du financement » à http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/f/193.html.

Pour toute question concernant la présente initiative et les objectifs de recherche, communiquez avec :
Kim Gaudreau
Associée, Initiatives stratégiques
Institut de la santé publique et des populations des IRSC
Téléphone : 613-957-6128
Télécopieur : 613-954-1800
Courriel : financement.ispp@irsc-cihr.gc.ca

CIHR Training Grant in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research - “TUTOR‐PHC” (Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research– Primary Health Care)

Program information and application forms for TUTOR-PHC are now available on TUTOR-PHC’s website at 
http://www.uwo.ca/fammed/csfm/tutor-phc/applications/applicationforms.html

Who should apply?

  • Graduate Students from Canadian Universities that are interested/engaged in primary health care research regardless of their home discipline
  • Post‐doctoral fellows, policy-makers, OR clinicians* that are interested/ engaged in primary health care research

*Clinicians can include any type of Health Professional in Primary Health Care (i.e. Physician, Nurse, Social Worker, Dietician, Occupational Therapist, etc.). Please see our website for more information.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2012 (program runs from May 2013 to April 2014).

Les IRSC publient le document « Les IRSC à votre écoute : Analyse de la rétroaction sur le document de travail conceptuel »

Cinq mois se sont écoulés depuis la publication du document de travail conceptuel décrivant la proposition de modifications à la série de programmes ouverts des IRSC et au processus d'évaluation par les pairs.

Les IRSC ajoutent à leur liste de publications le document « Les IRSC à votre écoute : Analyse de la rétroaction sur le document de travail conceptuel ». Ce document présente un résumé des commentaires reçus du milieu de la recherche et des intervenants des IRSC au sujet des changements proposés à la série de programmes ouverts et au processus d'évaluation par les pairs. Vous trouverez le rapport, un message de notre président, le Dr Alain Beaudet, ainsi qu'une série de questions et réponses sur le site Web des IRSC, http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?TizV-WcKJ-1E0QM37.

CIHR Update re: New Version of Canadian Common CV (CCV)

On June 19, 2012, the CIHR launched a revised version of the Common CV. Please click here for an update sent by CIHR on July 31st regarding issues with the new version. 

Le gouvernement Harper annonce un financement pour appuyer la recherche sur le cerveau

L'honorable Leona Aglukkaq, ministre de la Santé a annoncé aujourd'hui que le gouvernement Harper investira massivement dans la recherche en neurosciences en créant le fonds canadien de recherche sur le cerveau. Pour en savoir plus...

CIHR Fellowship Program Moving to One Competition per Year

In an effort to align the timing of CIHR's fellowship competition with its federal counterparts, NSERC and SSHRC, beginning in the Fall 2013, the CIHR Fellowship competition will only accept applications once per year (in October). 

Despite this change, the number of fellowships awarded will be maintained at approximately 170 per year and the overall budget allocated to this program will remain unchanged at $21M over five years. 

For questions, please contact the CIHR Fellowships team at the following address: Fellowships@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or visit CIHR's FAQ, http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?TFPc-Vq1g-1E0QM39.

Consultations sur l’avenir du programme de subventions d’outils et d’instruments de recherche

Le CRSNG mène à l’heure actuelle des consultations auprès du milieu de la recherche afin d’obtenir une rétroaction sur deux options proposées pour l’avenir du Programme de subventions d’outils et d’instruments de recherche (OIR). Du 29 juin au 28 septembre 2012, le CRSNG vous invite à examiner ces deux options et à voter pour l’une d’elles en répondant au sondage sur le Programme de subventions d’OIR (réalisé à l’aide de la plateforme Survey Monkey).

Un document PDF comprenant les détails sur les deux options est également disponible.

Editor Needed for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP)

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Call for Nominations: 2013-2016

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association has opened nominations for the Editorship of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology for the years 2013-2016. Candidates should be available to start receiving manuscripts in 2012, to prepare for issues to be published in 2013.

The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology is published in collaboration with Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (BBCS) within a printing agreement with the American Psychological Association (APA).

Editors are normally members of both the Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science.

Nominations should be received before August 1, 2012. Click here for more information on the nomination procedures.

CPA Hosts Town Hall Meeting at CPA Convention with Representatives from Three National Funding Agencies

One of the greatest opportunities for psychology is that our work falls in the domain of all three of the federal granting councils; that also is one of our greatest challenges. The breadth of the research in our field requires us to take a “big picture” view. It is hoped that this town hall meeting will begin a conversation on how we can work together with the agencies to create and sustain innovative research in psychological science and discuss the way that psychologists can help shape the science landscape in Canada. The presentations by the three panelists representing CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC gave us a sense of where each of the councils sees science in general, and psychology in particular, contributing to innovation and leadership in Canadian Science; including the challenges and opportunities that psychologists, as both academics and practitioners, will encounter over the next decade or so. Following the presentations the panelists took questions from the floor.

Panelists:

  • Ms. Isabelle Blain, Vice-Presidents, NSERC (via videoconference)
  • Dr. Chad Gaffield, President of SSHRC
  • Dr. Anthony Phillips, Scientific Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction, CIHR

Date: Friday June 15, 2012
Location: World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, NS

CPA Attends Health Research Caucus Reception and Kiosk Session on Brain Research

On May 14, 2012, Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker attended the Health Research Caucus, hosted and organized by Senator Kelvin Ogilvie, Chair of the Research Caucus.  The reception and kiosk session, which was held at Parliament Hill, focussed on three areas of brain research: the aging brain and dementia, traumatic brain injury, and child brain development.  

CPA Meets with Chair of Health Research Caucus

On May 15, 2012, Dr. Karen Cohen, Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker, and Ms. Meagan Hatch met with Senator Kelvin Ogilvie, Chair or the Research Caucus to discuss issues related to access to mental health services, mental health research, and knowledge translation.

Response to CIHR Proposed Changes to its Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the Peer Review Process

CPA participates on a Blue Ribbon Panel of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) responding to the CIHR Proposed Changes to its Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the Peer Review Process.  Click here to read the CFHSS submission.

Séance d'information technique du rapport, La santé des jeunes Canadiens : un accent sur la santé mentale

9 mai 2012 : Dre Lisa Votta-Bleeker a été invitée à une présentation informative et enrichissante, sur le rapport de L'Enquête HBSC de 2010 intitulé "La santé des jeunes Canadiens : un accent sur la santé mentale". Le rapport a été publié le 15 février 2012 par l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada. Suite au lancement du rapport, l'ASPC a invité les principaux chercheurs de l'Université Queen's à présenter les principales conclusions du rapport. Les chercheurs sont John Freeman, William Pickett, Ian Janssen et Wendy Craig. 

CPA Elected Chair of Canadian Consortium of Research (CCR)

(March 2012): The CPA has long since been a member of the Steering Committee of the CCR. Most recently, Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker held this position.  With Dr. Votta-Bleeker's maternity leave from April 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012 (inclusive), CPA's CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen, oversaw this position. During this time, Dr. Cohen was elected Chairperson of the CCR. In this capacity, Dr. Cohen took a lead role in the CCR 2012 federal budget response. She also participated in a CCR meeting with the President of SSHRC at which time topics related to student support, research funding, and SSHRC restructuring were discussed. Current topics under discussion for the CCR are NSERC and CIHR funding for equipment.   Dr. Votta-Bleeker will resume her participation in the CCR upon her return from maternity leave. 

Nouvelle Section de la SCP

La section 'Méthodes Quantitatives' permet de rassembler des personnes qui s'intéressent à l'étude de méthodes statistiques pour analyser les données psychologiques. Elle fournit des possibilités de partenariat en recherche et en enseignement, une méthode d'unifier et d'organiser des présentations de méthodes quantitatives au congrès de la SCP et l'avancement de nouvelles approches de l'analyse des données psychologiques.

CPA Becomes a Charter Member of the Science Media Centre of Canada (le Centre canadien science et médias)

In November 2011, the CPA became a Charter Member of the Science Media Centre of Canada. With this Charter Membership, CPA has an opportunity to let SMCC know about developments in psychological science with which to inform media and, ultimately, the public. Click here for more information.

Canadian Mental Illness and Mental Health Alliance (CAMIMH) Announces this Year's Mental Health Champions

(April 20, 2012): The CPA is pleased to announce the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) Champions for this year. Please visit the Mental Illness Awareness Week website for information about the winners and their award categories or click here to read the press release. CPA is a member of CAMIMH and CPA CEO, Karen Cohen, is the 2012 Chairperson of CAMIMH's Mental Illness Awareness Week. Click here for more information.