OISE Announcement – Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Special Call


Dear OISE Community,

I am pleased to announce a call for an OISE Tier 1 CRC nominee for nomination to CRC in early 2022. Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Applicants must be tenured full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to full professor within one or two years of the CRC nomination. The nominee’s research area must align with the subject matter eligibility of Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The OISE Deans and Chairs collectively decided that, consistent with OISE’s commitment to social justice – and in order to address the under-representation of women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities within the CRC Program as a whole – these nominations will be open only to OISE faculty members who self-identify as members of at least one of these four designated groups. This decision is consistent with the University’s commitment to meeting its equity targets established by the CRC Program.

The nominee will be chosen from among eligible OISE applicants by an internal selection committee chaired by Associate Dean, Research, International & Innovation Michele Peterson-Badali and comprised of senior OISE faculty members from across OISE’s four departments.

The OISE Special Call is now posted on the University’s CRC Opportunities website. The deadline for applications is Thursday August 19, 2021. We invite all OISE faculty members who are potentially eligible for this CRC nomination to review the opportunity and consider applying. For answers to questions, please contact oise.research@utoronto.ca

Thank you,


Normand Labrie, Ph.D., FRSC
Professor and Interim Dean