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$124.5M funding for 132 Canada Research Chairs


Ottawa, ON – The Canada Research Chairs Program has awarded $124.5 million in total to 132 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs to undertake new, cutting-edge research at 36 Canadian postsecondary institutions.

“The Canada Research Chairs Program helps to position Canadian postsecondary institutions as world-class research centres,” said Dr Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and chair of the Canada Research Chairs Program Steering Committee. “With this funding support, researchers are gaining insight about, and developing innovative solutions to, today’s social, health and economic issues, and are training the next generation of top scientists and scholars.”

The funding also includes an additional $6.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure associated with the new chair awards.

“Canada Research Chairs are working in areas of strategic importance to Canadian communities,” said Dr Gilles G Patry, president and CEO of the CFI. “And state-of-the-art research infrastructure ensures that this world-class talent will help Canada compete in a global knowledge economy.”

Full lists of the chairholders and infrastructure funding recipients are attached.