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Canada Research Chairs at Sunnybrook Research Institute

Equity, diversity and inclusion

This website provides a brief overview of the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) and our ongoing efforts to meet the CRCP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and includes postings for Canada Research Chair (CRC) opportunities at SRI. This information complements the information provided on the University of Toronto’s website.

The University of Toronto manages the CRC allocations provided by the federal CRCP. This allocation is administered in partnership with nine fully affiliated hospitals in the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to collaborating with university efforts to raise awareness of issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the CRCP, and both organizations have issued action plans to address those issues:

Sunnybrook Research Institute Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, 2017–2019

University of Toronto’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Consult the CRCP’s website to learn more about the equity, diversity and inclusion practices that aim to increase transparency within the CRCP.

Statement of equity, diversity and excellence

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants for its CRC opportunities, including, but not limited to, women, members of visible minorities, persons of all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and all others who might contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Sunnybrook Research Institute is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is in full agreement with the university’s statement of equity, diversity and excellence, which is excerpted here:

“At the University of Toronto, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive community, rich with diversity, protecting the human rights of all persons, and based upon understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of every person. We seek to ensure to the greatest extent possible that all students and employees enjoy the opportunity to participate as they see fit in the full range of activities that the University offers, and to achieve their full potential as members of the University community.

We will proactively seek to increase diversity among our community members, and it is our aim to have a student body and teaching and administrative staffs that mirror the diversity of the pool of potential qualified applicants for those positions.

We believe that excellence flourishes in an environment that embraces the broadest range of people, that helps them to achieve their full potential, that facilitates the free expression of their diverse perspectives through respectful discourse, and in which high standards are maintained for students and staff alike. An equitable and inclusive working and learning environment creates the conditions for our diverse staff and student body to maximize their creativity and their contributions, thereby supporting excellence in all dimensions of the institution.”

Recruitment of Canada Research Chairs

Sunnybrook Research Institute is working with the university and its affiliated hospitals to meet the CRCP’s equity, diversity and inclusion public accountability and transparency requirements, and is adapting institutional practices to align with CRCP guidelines for recruitment and nomination of Chairs.

The CRCP guidelines require that recruitment and nomination processes must be transparent, open, equitable and fair, thereby ensuring that all individuals have access to and benefit from the program. Notably, the CRCP aims to eliminate barriers and to increase access to the program for the federally designated groups: women; Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of visible minorities.

Sunnybrook Research Institute’s guidelines for the recruitment and nomination of CRCs

Download the CRC Self-Identification Form.

For more information, visit the following links to the CRCP’s expectations and requirements:

Recruitment and nomination process

Equity, diversity and inclusion practices

Fair and transparent recruitment and nomination process

Canada Research Chairs opportunities at Sunnybrook Research Institute


Canada Research Chair - Tier 1 Physical Sciences


There are no positions available at this time.

View archived CRC opportunities.

About Canada Research Chairs at SRI

Canada Research Chairs are allocated to and administered by the university rather than SRI. The University of Toronto program is managed by the office of the vice-president, research and innovation. The recruitment and allocation of CRCs by affiliated hospitals is determined by each hospital’s strategic research priorities and requirements. Hospital nominations are reviewed by a university committee to ensure eligibility and broad scientific merit.

Sunnybrook Research Institute has an allocation of seven Chairs within the University of Toronto’s program. Profiles of our five current Chairs are listed below.

Dr. David Andrews
Canada Research Chair in Membrane Biogenesis
Tier 1: 2015-10-01
CRC profile

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen
Canada Research Chair in Imaging Systems and Image-Guided Therapy
Tier 1: 2006-07-01, Renewed: 2013-01-01
CRC profile

Dr. Donald Redelmeier
Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Sciences
Tier 1: 2003-07-01, Renewed: 2017-07-01
CRC profile

Dr. Graham Wright
Canada Research Chair in Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Tier 1: 2010-05-01
CRC profile

Dr. Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Immunology
Tier 1: 2005-03-01, Renewed: 2012-03-01
CRC profile

We welcome questions, feedback and suggestions about the CRCP at SRI.

For more information, contact Kevin Hamilton, director, strategic research programs: