London, ON – The federal government has appointed 98 Canada research chairs, with funding of $83.7 million. This includes $10.4 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to fund research infrastructure essential to the work done by 64 of the chairs.
“The chairs program helps our universities’ research capacity grow by letting them recruit outstanding researchers,” said John ApSimon, executive director of the Canada Research Chairs Program. “These people are the next generation of researchers, and they are providing Canadians with the tools necessary to take on major social and economic challenges.”
“The partnership between the Canada Research Chairs Program and the Canada Foundation for Innovation has been instrumental in allowing Canada to attract and retain some of the world’s finest researchers,” said Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the CFI. “Today’s announcement ensures that this trend continues.”