European FP7 Research & Career Oppy’s for Canadians

European FP7 Research and Career Development: Opportunities for Canadians

Monday February 27, 2012 12:30 – 3:15 pm
MSL 102 – Michael Smith Laboratories – Lecture Theatre
2185 East Mall – UBC Point Grey Campus


Attend via Live Webinar (registration not required):

12:30 pm: ERA-Can: FP7 Research, Mobility and Training for Canadians

1:30 pm: Panel of Past and Present FP7 Participants

Coffee Break

2:30 pm: Concurrent sessions with National Contact Points: Health, ICT, Agriculture

· Jean-Pierre Rodrigue, FP7 National Contact Point for Health and Senior Policy Analyst, International Relations, Canadian Institutes for Health Research [update: NCP unable to attend so ERA-Can will host this break-out session]

· Debbie Kemp, FP7 National Contact Point for Information and Communication Technologies and Science and Technology Officer, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

· Carole Morneau, FP7 National Contact Point for Agriculture and Deputy Director of Bilateral Relations: Europe and the Americas, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 ) is Europe’s largest funding mechanism for advanced research and research training with an investment of €50 billion over seven years (2007-13). Canadian researchers who collaborate in EU-led international research consortia, or who participate in Marie Curie mobility and training programs, join some of the best minds in their field in well-funded projects, leverage their resources and exponentially increase the scope and impact of their work.

This information session, will provide information and advice for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, PhD candidates and grant facilitators. It will provide an overview of specific FP7 programs, including in-depth information about the Cooperation and People (Marie Curie) programs and highlight the opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate. Canadian researchers who have participated or are current participants in FP7 projects will speak about their experience and how international collaboration allowed them to increase the impact of their research and broaden their networks.

Three of Canada’s FP7 National Contact Points will also be present to provide subject-specific expertise on FP7 participation for researchers in three of Canada’s strongest international fields – health, information and communication technology, and agriculture.

Presented by ERA-Can and hosted by the Office of the Vice President, Research & International’s SPARC Office:

The European Research Area-Canada Initiative (ERA-Can) is a collaborative initiative of the European Commission and the Government of Canada. It promotes Canada-EU cooperation in science and technology through Canadian participation in Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects. For more information, please visit: or contact Mélodie Cardin, ERA-Can Communications Manager at

Jacqueline Smit
Senior Officer, International Research Initiatives
Office of the Vice President Research & International
University of British Columbia
T. 604-822-8136