Call for Nominations - CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee (2013)

The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity is seeking qualified individuals to replace one member of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee (CHARAC) and invites nominations for potential candidates in the category of HIV/AIDS community representative.


The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity provides leadership for the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, which is responsible for the management and oversight of the research components of the two major Government of Canada initiatives in HIV/AIDS, namely the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada and the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative.

In 2003, the Institute developed CHARAC - a sub-committee of the Institute of Infection and Immunity Advisory Board (III-IAB) - to ensure it was guided by a group with in depth knowledge of all aspects of Canadian HIV/AIDS research, an understanding of the complex dynamics of the HIV/AIDS community and a capacity to act as a champion for HIV/AIDS researchers and individuals living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

CHARAC is comprised of members representing multiple CIHR Institutes, various HIV/AIDS research pillars, government, and HIV/AIDS community organizations. It has a mandate to make recommendations to CIHR regarding research priorities for HIV/AIDS and provides advice to the III-IAB regarding strategic initiatives in HIV/AIDS research. A current list of the CHARAC members can be found on our website.


At the present time, nominations are being sought for:

  • 1 Community representative

Nominations should include a brief (250 word) rationale for the nomination and a short biographical sketch or curriculum vitae. The rationale should make reference to qualifications, expertise, previous contributions to the HIV/AIDS response and the perspective that the nominee will bring to the work of the Committee. Contact information for both the nominator and the nominee(s) must be included with the nomination documents.

Deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, June 21, 2013

Nominations should be addressed to:

Simone Marcantonio
Project Officer
CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity
160 Elgin St., 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON K1A 0W9