The CARA Connection

Ali Siddiqui - Statistical Research Opearations, Statistics Canada

    

When I joined CARA as a volunteer in April of 2019, I had no idea what to expect. I had never heard of this organization before, but I was very excited to be joining a platform shared by academics; academics who come from various universities, colleges, and institutes throughout Canada.

After submitting my resume and the volunteer form, I was given the position of Coordinating Editor of our newsletter, the CARA Connection. Initially, I did not know what it would entail. I thought I would just be putting together articles, but was I ever wrong! My time so far as the editor has allowed me to gain incredible amounts of insights into research administration. I have had the opportunity to interact with our amazing contributors, whose hard work is able to get noticed because of this newsletter. Being able to help recognize the accomplishments of our people is indeed a great honour. I also highly appreciate the feedback that I get, which helps me grow in this role.   

The CARA Connection newsletter serves as the official voice of the organization. It is a media portal which gives an insight into important messages written by CARA contributors. Upcoming events, advertisements from various institutes and organizations, and important announcements are also what make this newsletter such an important medium of communication, both internally within CARA, and externally to the outside community.  Every two months, I just love the inflow of articles and other content that comes in from our CARA Connection Committee, including our special guest writers. There is just so much knowledge that one gains. Having the opportunity to receive these articles first hand, and then reviewing them before they are off to be published, is a great responsibility that I hold dearly.

I’m incredibly proud to be working with such great people. Our newsletter is truly one of a kind. Even though many organizations have their own newsletters, ours is unique in the sense that it not only deals with research administration, but many walks of life. We cover a broad range of topics that include business, law, ethics, health, safety, personal motivation, life advice, and so forth. I cannot say many other organizations do the same as we do.

I would like to thank all of our contributors and readers for their support of the newsletter. I would also like to give a shout out to our translator Nicole Chabot, and our publisher Michel Kafrouny, for their dedication. I look forward to seeing our CARA Connection Committee grow. I encourage our members to speak their mind, speak their passions, and share their knowledge. Our newsletter is a way to get your ideas and expertise out to the public!

When I joined CARA as a volunteer in April of 2019, I had no idea what to expect. I had never heard of this organization before, but I was very excited to be joining a platform shared by academics; academics who come from various universities, colleges, and institutes throughout Canada.

After submitting my resume and the volunteer form, I was given the position of Coordinating Editor of our newsletter, the CARA Connection. Initially, I did not know what it would entail. I thought I would just be putting together articles, but was I ever wrong! My time so far as the editor has allowed me to gain incredible amounts of insights into research administration. I have had the opportunity to interact with our amazing contributors, whose hard work is able to get noticed because of this newsletter. Being able to help recognize the accomplishments of our people is indeed a great honour. I also highly appreciate the feedback that I get, which helps me grow in this role.   

The CARA Connection newsletter serves as the official voice of the organization. It is a media portal which gives an insight into important messages written by CARA contributors. Upcoming events, advertisements from various institutes and organizations, and important announcements are also what make this newsletter such an important medium of communication, both internally within CARA, and externally to the outside community.  Every two months, I just love the inflow of articles and other content that comes in from our CARA Connection Committee, including our special guest writers. There is just so much knowledge that one gains. Having the opportunity to receive these articles first hand, and then reviewing them before they are off to be published, is a great responsibility that I hold dearly.

I’m incredibly proud to be working with such great people. Our newsletter is truly one of a kind. Even though many organizations have their own newsletters, ours is unique in the sense that it not only deals with research administration, but many walks of life. We cover a broad range of topics that include business, law, ethics, health, safety, personal motivation, life advice, and so forth. I cannot say many other organizations do the same as we do.

I would like to thank all of our contributors and readers for their support of the newsletter. I would also like to give a shout out to our translator Nicole Chabot, and our publisher Michel Kafrouny, for their dedication. I look forward to seeing our CARA Connection Committee grow. I encourage our members to speak their mind, speak their passions, and share their knowledge. Our newsletter is a way to get your ideas and expertise out to the public!