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Canadian researchers to study best approaches to possible adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group (VSRG), is investing approximately $800,000 for a study that aims to further improve Canada’s identification and response to adverse events people may experience following COVID-19 vaccination across 10 provinces. This study is an extension of an existing vaccine safety… Read More»

Posted on September 1, 2021

New Canada-Wide Research to Study Mixing-and-Matching COVID-19 vaccines

The Government of Canada, through the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and the Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group (VSRG), is supporting a new nation-wide study that will look at the effects of ‘mixing-and-matching’ approved COVID-19 vaccines in adults. Approximately $4.8 million is being provided for this study, which will assess the safety and effectiveness of using… Read More»

Posted on May 25, 2021

Employment Opportunity: CIRN Multi-Network Project Manager

The Project Manager provides administrative and management support for the entire portfolio of Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and Special Immunization Clinics (SIC) network studies, which includes several multi-site clinical trials and qualitative studies, both national and international. Reporting Structure: The CIRN Multi-Network Project Manager (referred to as Project Manager henceforth) reports to the CIRN Network… Read More»

Posted on May 4, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Vaccinology

Position Summary The Canadian Center for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University is offering a dynamic postdoctoral fellowship position in COVID-19 Social and Policy Countermeasures and Vaccine Program Evaluation, working under the mentorship of Drs. Donna and Scott Halperin. The Fellow will support the management, coordination, and execution of a diverse range of research activities. The main… Read More»

Posted on April 28, 2020

Information and resources regarding flu season from the Public Health Agency of Canada

As flu season approaches, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) seasonal influenza campaign undertakes an annual initiative to raise awareness about the risks of the flu and related complications, and to inform Canadians about the benefits of the seasonal flu shot. We hope the free flu awareness and vaccination awareness resources linked below can… Read More»

Posted on September 17, 2019

2019 CIRN Call for Proposals

For 2019, there will be approximately $1.2 million made available for up to eight new research projects, with the maximum funding available being $150,000/year per project. Four of the eight projects will be considered for two-year funding.

Posted on December 14, 2018

2018 CANVAS Study

WHAT IS SEASONAL INFLUENZA SAFETY STUDY BY CANVAS? Each year, the Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network (CANVAS) quickly gathers safety information on the seasonal influenza vaccine and provides it to public health authorities.  Over 40,000 individuals participate in this web-based active surveillance each year, providing an ability to detect events occurring at a rate of… Read More»

Posted on October 25, 2018

2018 CIRN Trainee Scholarship – Applications Due June 15, 2018

On behalf of the CIRN Training and Education Committee, we are pleased to announce that the 2018 Trainee Scholarship competition is open. Applications for graduate studentships and postdoctoral fellowships will be accepted until June 15. Eligibility requirements and application details can be found at If you have any questions, please contact,  

Posted on May 1, 2018

UBC Vaccinology Research Symposium, November 2015

The Division of Infectious Diseases  is very pleased to be collaborating with the UBC Department of Pediatrics, the Vaccine Evaluation Center, CAIRE and CFRI  to host a Vaccinology Research Symposium on November 5th and 6th.  This Symposium or Festschrift is in celebration of the more than 38 years that Dr. David Scheifele has dedicated to… Read More»

Posted on August 18, 2015