Introducing the Highly Qualified Personnel Advisory Committee (HQP-AC)

In an effort to strengthen a sense of community among early career researchers, the McDonald Institute has organized the creation of the inaugural Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Advisory Committee.

The committee consists of eight HQP from across Canada, at various academic levels, recommended by staff and faculty for their dedication and passion for astroparticle physics and their community. The committee will provide input into the investments and program development for the HQP community through experience and peer recommendations. Simultaneously, the HQP-AC looks to connect the network with the wide range of opportunities available to them.
In early November, the McDonald Institute team analyzed the Canadian Networks of Centers of Excellence to gain an understanding of which models of HQP governance have shown effective engagement with their communities. Internal and external consultation followed in addition to a thorough literature review. For a lean and effective committee, eight leadership positions were created.