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Affiliate with the Centre for Social Accountability

Outline

As a new research centre, the Centre for Social Accountability seeks energetic friends and affiliates who want to explore solutions and advocate for change to address local priority health and social needs. The Centre for Social Accountability at NOSM University invites scientists, scholars, researchers, and practitioners to join in the Centre’s work towards socially accountable healthcare in the North. We offer unique opportunities to connect with an active and interdisciplinary research centre that includes the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Research Toward Health Hub (NORTHH) and the Medical Education Research Lab in the North (MERLIN), as well as other community partners and organizations.

Categories

The Centre provides several types of affiliation:

  1. Friends of the Centre (Friends of the Centre receive invitations and information about events and opportunities through our mailing list.)
  2. Community Affiliates (Community Affiliates may be individuals, activists, advocates, agents of change, and/or social justice leaders, or organizational partnerships that are either project-based or ongoing.)
  3. Research Affiliates (Five Streams)
    1. NOSM U Faculty (Any qualified NOSM faculty member and stakeholder partner may apply for Full membership.)
    2. Academic Affiliates (Any academic researcher employed by a private or public sector institution may apply for Affiliate membership.)
    3. Institutional Affiliates (Institutional Affiliates are formal partners with the Centre who contribute to and co-sponsor our projects.)
    4. Graduate Fellow Affiliates (Any trainee may apply for a membership. Graduate Fellow Affiliate memberships are for a one-year term and are renewable.)
    5. Undergraduate Learner Affiliates (Any undergraduate student may apply for a membership. Undergraduate Student memberships are for a one-year term and are renewable.)

Responsibilities

In the interests of collaboration and collegiality, Affiliates are expected to contribute to existing and future projects at the Centre for Social Accountability while connecting regularly with the Centre’s director, Dr. Erin Cameron. There is no specific time commitment that we require from members and all of our activities are voluntary. 

To facilitate a culture of research, advocacy, leadership and policy sharing, Affiliates are also expected to update the Centre’s communications staff on their research, advocacy, leadership and system change outputs and plans so that these can be promoted on the Centre’s website and social media profiles (please email: cfsa@nosm.ca). During their period of affiliation, Affiliates are encouraged to present their ongoing research at the Centre in the form of lectures, presentations, colloquia, infographics, or posters. We hope that Affiliates will contribute their time and expertise to build training opportunities such as seminars, workshops, and symposiums for others in our research networks. Our goal is to unite people across disciplines to build understanding and awareness about social accountability and to collaboratively act to eliminate health and social inequities within our local communities. We aim to achieve meaningful systemic change towards social accountability by addressing health professional education, healthcare service delivery and the social determinants of health.

Advantages

The Centre for Social Accountability is a multidisciplinary leader in policy leadership and advocacy, research and innovation, and education in the North. In addition to the opportunity to form substantial connections with the scientific and scholarly community at the Centre, Research Affiliates are invited to participate in various Communities of Practice, engage in knowledge exchange, connect with stakeholder groups, and contribute to the centre’s vision and future. The Centre further provides opportunities to collaborate on grant applications and research projects while providing publicity for these projects on the Centre’s website, social media channels, and other research networks. Please see here for more details about booking a discovery meeting to discuss how we can help you further your research.

Application Form

Please click the link above to access the application form.

The Centre for Social Accountability welcomes applications from scholars from a variety of fields whose work would mutually benefit the Centre. International applicants and members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to cfsa@nosm.ca with initial questions and for initial informal discussion.

Applications are open year-round and are vetted on a rolling basis.