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Tri-Agency Harmonization Scholarships Liaison Officers Working Group

Mandate

The Tri-Agency Harmonization Scholarships Liaison Officers Working Group (Working Group) provides advice to the agencies (the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [SSHRC]) on matters related to implementing and delivering the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program and the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) Program. It may also address implementation and delivery of other tri-agency harmonized programs, such as the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program.

The mandate of the Working Group is to provide the agencies with:

  • independent, expert advice on operational and policy aspects related to tri-agency harmonized programs and processes;
  • feedback on how tri-agency harmonized processes affect applicants and institution staff.

Scope

The scope of the Working Group is to provide advice and feedback on the implementation and delivery of harmonized tri-agency programs and processes. This includes elements such as tri-agency CGS program forms, the Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide, various CGS program deadlines, and the timing of various aspects of tri-agency program delivery. The scope does not include fundamental aspects of how the scholarships and fellowships programs are designed, such as selection committee membership, evaluation criteria or weightings or rules for applicant references.

Membership

Name Institution, Province
Junnie Cheung The University of British Columbia, British Columbia
Deirdre Coburn University of Lethbridge, Alberta
Heather Lukey University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan
Fong Di Caterina University of Toronto, Ontario
Maegen Lavallee Lakehead University, Ontario
Alison Samson University of Windsor, Ontario
Paula Menzies The University of Western Ontario, Ontario
Aïcha Kamara Université de Montréal, Quebec
Carolyne Hébert Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Quebec
Marie-Claude Bergeron Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Quebec
François Vigneau Université de Moncton, New Brunswick
Danielle Pottie Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia

The Working Group is made up of Scholarships Liaison Officers and/or the fellowships equivalent from various institutions across Canada, and is chaired by a representative from one of the three agencies.

The agencies will make reasonable attempts to ensure that the composition of the Working Group reflects the diversity of the institutions that they serve.

Working Group members will have a term of 12 months with the option of renewal.

If you are interested in participating in the Working Group, contact us at harmonization@cgs-besc.gc.ca.

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