This year, CICan’s leadership institutes welcomed more than 150 enthusiastic participants from colleges and institutes across the country. Of the seven programs offered over the summer months, spaces for four of them were filled by early spring and had waiting lists, including the newest institute for applied research and innovation. This brand-new program was specifically designed to address the needs and challenges faced by research directors and staff when taking on leadership roles in this burgeoning area.
CICan also offered 12 different webinars over the year on a wide variety of topics, from gender equality to the launch of CICan’s new Career-Launcher Internship Program. For the first time, we also invited different partners to engage directly with our members via webinars. This included the Canadian Armed Forces, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the department of Employment and Social Development Canada.