Canada Research Chairs Institutional Accountability

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in employment and believes that our research excellence is enhanced through the diversification of Canadian Research Chair nominations. MSVU’s overall research culture benefits from shared experience with people from diverse backgrounds who bring new and varied perspectives. As MSVU’s commitment to the advancement of women is historically embedded within our policies and practices, we will include members of all equity seeking groups within the frameworks created by our legacy.

Throughout its history, MSVU has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advancing the education, support, capacity building, and career opportunities of women. Explicitly, MSVU promotes research on women and related issues of gender and equity that includes representation from most academic departments. Integrally linked to this overarching and interdisciplinary focus on women and gender that emphasizes social responsibility and community engagement. Many of the University’s educational programs and departments, as well as many faculty members, have a developed a mature record of accomplishment respecting these commitments.

MSVU will continue to uphold excellence in the attraction, recruitment, and retention of a diverse pool of candidates for future CRC nominations. MSVU has been selected as a pilot university for the federal Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program: one of 17 universities and colleges in the country. The process followed in the pilot will assist the already gender-rich environment at MSVU. The University takes very seriously its Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion pilot status and will develop university wide plans to address capacity in this regard.

Learn more about MSVU’s EDI plan here.

Canada Research Chairs at Mount Saint Vincent University




Time Period

Tier I Canada Research Chair

Global Aging and Community



Family Studies and Gerontology

2016 – 2022

Tier II Canada Research Chair

Social Innovation and Community Engagement


Political Studies/ Women’s Studies



Tier II Canada Research Chair  

Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions



Education/ Child and Youth Study


Tier II Canada Research ChairInterdisciplinary Studies in Neuroscience






View MSVU’s CRCP Utilization Spreadsheet here.


MSVU Policies that govern the staffing of Canada Research Chair Positions


Strategic Research Plan 2015-2018

Collective Agreement between Mount Saint Vincent University Board of Governors and Mount Saint Vincent University (2018-2021)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

We are currently in the process of developing an EDI Action Plan at Mount Saint Vincent University. This will include a strategy for governance, reporting, accountability, and monitoring concerns.

External Postings

There are no job postings at this time.


Internal Postings


There are no job postings at this time.


Contact Information


Associate Vice-President Research

Vice-President Academic and Provost