NEWS & UPDATES

  

CARA is a dynamic organization with a myriad of activities that benefit research administrators across Canada. Our members receive announcements via our list-serve and The CARA Connection, our e-newsletter. Additionally, anyone can follow us on Twitter, view our website, and join our LinkedIn group and Slack community to experience all the work we are doing to advance the profession nationally and internationally.

         

Best Project by a National Association FINALIST!
  
 
CARA's 2021 National Conference, Adaptable, Flexible, and Creative Research Administration in the New Normal, awarded as finalist for the International & European Association Awards 2021 under the Best Project by a National Association category. The ethos of all the Association of Association Executives (AAE) Awards is recognizing excellence and sharing best practice and successes.
    
  
CARA's Communication, Membership, and Programs Manager, awarded Ottawa's Best Event Planner, by Faces Magazine 2022 Awards.
 
 
Earlier last year, and along with other award recipients, Michel was honoured in May with the Canadian Association of Research Administrator’s Community Builder Award. Following this, on October 21st, Michel was nominated by MPI Ottawa chapter as Planner of Year and came finalist. Michel’s work has won the respect of colleagues, and the community. As one committee leader said in recommending Michel for the award: “Michel has consistently proven to be there when you need him to be. Even though he works tirelessly around the clock on various projects, he makes sure to check on others. His managing style has personally led me to be better in my role. He continuously encourages me to take bigger roles in our committee." Michel got nominated earlier this year by Faces Magazine Ottawa for their 2022 Awards, and was honoured officially on February 1st, 2022 as Ottawa's Best Event Planner. His association frequently receives unsolicited feedback from people across Canada noting how he has helped them, created an impactful new program, and enhanced their professional lives.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and celebrate our great team member, Michel Kafrouny, VEMM, HVED. We are thrilled to see him receive this much-deserved recognition and thank him again for the wonderful events he runs for CARA!

     

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CARA Central Regional Conference 2022 - UPDATE

CARA Central is back and on the hunt to find the positive in the new normal. This year CARA Central will be held online on November 28-29, 2022 which will create an excellent and accessible CARA Central experience and welcome CARA Members (and their friends) from Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and Yukon.

The theme for this year’s CARA Central conference is: Finding the Positive in the New Normal

We’ve all been through a lot in the last couple of years and while we have shown resilience through the disruption we have learned a lot. CARA Central will be a space where we share the positive things we have learned recently; and of course, there will be a chance to engage with provincial funders and hear what’s new from them.

Please join us online on November 28 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST daily. We would really like to see you there!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

  

Sponsorship opportunities with CARA will provide your organization with a direct and effective way to promote your brand to new and existing clients. CARA provides a suite of opportunities that help your organization: Generate sales leads, Launch new products, Develop your brand, Build new and enhance existing business relationships. To participate and to check the guidelines, please click below:

 

  

CARA Central Regional Conference 2022 - UPDATE

Given the success of the CARA East Conference last year and the successful embrace of virtual delivery, we wish to invite you to the 2022 CARA East Regional Conference! This two-day conference will consist of Insightful presentations, engaging discussions, vibrant networking, interactive Q&A sessions, professional development sessions, workshops, and more! This is an excellent opportunity to share experiences, network, and build upon the strengths of our unique research and research administrative environment in the Atlantic region.

The theme for this year’s CARA East conference is: Facing the Challenges

In order to facilitate attendance, the conference will run online on December 1st and 2nd 2022, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Halifax Time) daily.

We’re a pretty friendly bunch in the East, so come on in and have some fun with us starting December 1st!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

  

Sponsorship opportunities with CARA will provide your organization with a direct and effective way to promote your brand to new and existing clients. CARA provides a suite of opportunities that help your organization: Generate sales leads, Launch new products, Develop your brand, Build new and enhance existing business relationships. To participate and to check the guidelines, please click below:

 

   

CARA West Regional Conference 2022 - UPDATE

    

It gives us great pleasure to re-announce the upcoming CARA West Regional Conference themed, Research for Good!, taking place in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia from December 7-9, 2022, in person.

The event was originally planned for 2019, and we are so grateful and excited to officially confirm that it is moving ahead at the end of this year. To be true to our Research for Good theme, we chose the unique, mountain culture of Whistler for our venue, which focuses on sustainability, community, health, and wellness. During your stay, you can experience and take full advantage of the destination and all that this special location has to offer. We look forward to an engaging program, and most importantly, connecting in person with our colleagues and guests.

CARA’s Executive continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19, following the advice of Public Health authorities and their recommended protocols. All indications support us planning our in-person regional conference early December 2022 and we will keep the community updated should Public Health recommendations result in any additional steps or adjustments to our plan.

We can't wait to see you at the CARA West Conference 2022 starting December 7th!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

  

Sponsorship opportunities with CARA will provide your organization with a direct and effective way to promote your brand to new and existing clients. CARA provides a suite of opportunities that help your organization: Generate sales leads, Launch new products, Develop your brand, Build new and enhance existing business relationships. To participate and to check the guidelines, please click below:

 

    

Canadian Conference for Research Administrators (CCRA 2023) - UPDATE

  The Canadian Conference for Research Administrators 2023 will be held in St. John's from May 14 to 17, 2023.

More details coming soon.

  

   

UNITE 2023 - UPDATE

An International Research Administrator Day Celebration. More details coming soon.

  

Canadian Conference for Research Administrators (CCRA 2024) - UPDATE

  The Canadian Conference for Research Administrators 2024 will be held in Calgary. More details coming soon.