Open Vacancies


The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will lead the effective implementation and embedding of EDI for BrainsCAN while working in partnership with a range of internal and external EDI stakeholders and groups including Research Western, Brain Canada, Ontario Brain Institute and the Canadian Association of Neuroscientists. In accordance with BrainsCAN’s EDI strategic priorities, the role will oversee BrainsCAN’s EDI related projects which are aimed at addressing systemic barriers in the research community, including those experienced by members of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups such as women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of a visible minority, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will seek opportunities to strengthen and integrate EDI into the delivery of BrainsCAN and partner EDI plans. The role will take an evidence-based approach to develop plans, policy, guidance and resources, contributing to the promotion and integration of equality and inclusion within all BrainsCAN programs and activities. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will also provide guidance and advice on best practices while collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to identify key areas of activity and build confidence and commitment for change.


Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2022/05/25


The Communications Specialist will work in collaboration with the Executive Director, the BrainsCAN team, Western Communications, and Research Western to determine the direction of communications and marketing strategies for BrainsCAN and to distill complex scientific information into compelling and accurate language and diverse formats to assist in partnership development. The role will manage the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of a broad range of communications and marketing initiatives, with a goal of building and promoting BrainsCAN's brand, reputation, and an awareness of research initiatives, locally, nationally, and internationally. The role will work to promote engaging science content that drives awareness and understanding, activates influence and support from a range of stakeholders, including prospective funders and partners, opinion formers, policy makers, the research community, media, pharma and the public.


Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2022/05/26