Black lives matter. CSMB stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues.

Black lives matter. CSMB stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues – faculty, staff, trainees, and all those in the scientific enterprise around the world.
CSMB acknowledges the systemic racism and injustice faced by Black people in Canada and around the world. CSMB is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility for our membership and within the discipline of molecular biosciences. Recent events in Canada and the US, including the deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and D’Andre Campbell, have made it essential that we reaffirm this commitment. In Canada, we know racial injustice has happened in the past and will continue to happen within all scientific fields and disciplines unless non-Black scientists actively listen to Black voices, educate themselves about structural racism, particularly in science, and work to effect real structural change in systems of oppression. The CSMB acknowledges that the society has not always demonstrated equitable representation of Black and other racialized scientists within its governance structures and membership. We must do better. We commit to doing better and supporting these important and difficult conversations within our community.

The CSMB applauds the CIHR decision to adjudicate the Spring project competition

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) is pleased by the recent decision of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to revert its initial canceling of the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSMB and other voices from the Canadian research community have been arguing that in these uncertain times for people’s health more than ever, it is essential to maintain adequate funding for all aspects of biomedical research. The CIHR announced on May 28 that the applications submitted in March will finally be evaluated this summer.

Invitation to renew your CSMB membership today!

Dear Colleague, Graduate students and Fellows,
The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences invites you to join our organization for 2020-2021. Our organization is committed to advocating for scientific research in Canada. We invite you to join or if you are already a member, to renew your membership now for the year 2020 –2021. Now more than ever, society appreciates the value of basic research. Your participation and your voice is of crucial importance for ensuring the success of our initiatives that will have lasting impact on the Canadian research venture.
If you are a retiring scientist, we invite you to become an emeritus member. As an emeritus member, your engagement with our CSMB community is valued. Your one-time reduced membership rate will contribute to supporting our trainees and future scientists.

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