The New Investigator Community Webpage

Welcome! The SSC's New Investigator Committee exists to engage new investigators across Canada and to provide support, resources, and camaraderie during these important and early years of an academic career. Specifically, we define a new investigator to be someone that is within 5 years of beginning their first academic appointment (i.e., postdoctoral fellow or assistant professor), and within 10 years of completing their PhD program. If you fit this description, then we are here to help you! 

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The New Investigator Presentation Award

Each year at the SSC Annual Meeting the New Investigator Committee showcases the work of its community via the New Investigator Presentation Award competition. For more information about the award, eligibility, judging criteria, and application process, please visit the New Investigator Committee website.

Upcoming Social Events

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Upcoming Conference Sessions

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Employment Opportunities
If you are currently or soon-to-be on the job market, be sure to consult the SSC's job board for relevant opportunities.

Past Social Events

  • New Investigator Social Gathering -- SSC 2019 Annual Meeting
    Last Defence Lounge
    350 MSC, 2500 University Dr. NW
    Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
    Monday, May 27 at 6:00pm
  • New Investigator Social Gathering -- SSC 2018 Annual Meeting
    Pizza Il Focolaio
    Monday June 4, 2018 
  • New Investigator Social Gathering -- SSC 2017 Annual Meeting
    The Hub
    Monday June 12, 2017
  • New Investigator Social Gathering -- SSC 2016 Annual Meeting
    Kelsey's Bar & Grill
    Monday May 30, 2016

Past Conference Sessions

  • Invited Research Session -- SSC 2019 Annual Meeting
    Recent Research of New Investigators Across Canada
    Monday May 27, 15:30-17:00, Room: 146 (SB)
  • Invited Panel Discussion -- SSC 2019 Annual Meeting 
    Tenure and Promotion: Insightful Tips from the Applicants and Reviewers
    Tuesday May 28, 15:30-17:00, Room: 142 (AD)
  • Invited Panel Discussion -- SSC 2018 Annual Meeting
    NSERC, CIHR and Beyond: Securing Funding as a New Investigator
  • Invited Research Session -- SSC 2018 Annual Meeting
    Recent Research of New Investigators Across Canada
  • Invited Panel Discussion -- SSC 2017 Annual Meeting
    How to Stay Sane Pre-tenure: Addressing the Challenges of New Investigators
  • Invited Panel Discussion -- SSC 2016 Annual Meeting
    Building a Research Career: From New Investigator to Present