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$99M to create new research chairs at Canadian universities


Winnipeg, MB – David Emerson, federal minister of industry and minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs Program, and Reg Alcock, president of the Treasury Board and minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, have announced funding of $99M for the latest round of Canada Research Chairs.

"Today’s funding will support research by Canada’s leading scholarly and scientific minds on issues that affect the well-being and prosperity of all Canadians," said Minister Emerson. "From developing new technologies to safeguarding our health, cities and natural resources, this is an investment that will yield benefits, not just for us, but for our children and grandchildren."

Of the 106 new Canada Research Chairs, 53 are either expatriates returning to Canada or researchers coming to Canada from abroad. So far, the Canada Research Chairs program has attracted 442 researchers from other countries. The program was designed to attract and retain the best and brightest minds from around the world.

The funding also includes $12.4 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to fund essential research infrastructure, ranging from computer equipment for information databases to housing for laboratory facilities.

New Canada Research Chairs in scientific, engineering and medical fields are listed below, by province and university:

Alberta

University of Calgary
– Chadee, Khrisendath, Health, Canada Research Chair in Gastrointestinal Inflammation, $1,400,000
– De Visscher, Alex, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Air Quality and Pollution Control Engineering, $500,000
– Glannon, Walter, Health, Canada Research Chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory, $500,000
– Lvovsky, Alexander, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Quantum Information, $500,000
– Storek, Jan, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Medicine, $500,000

University of Alberta
– Weselake, Randall, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Agricultural Lipid Biotechnology, $1,400,000
University of Lethbridge

British Columbia

Malaspina University-College
– Stephen, Craig, Health, Canada Research Chair in Integrating Human and Animal Health, $500,000

Simon Fraser University
– Gates, Byron, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Surface Chemistry, $500,000
– Kaminska, Bozena, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Wireless Sensor Networks, $1,400,000
– Mohar, Bojan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory, $1,400,000
– Robinovitch, Stephen, Health, Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Mobility Biomechanics, $500,000

The University of British Columbia
– Franois, Roger, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Marine Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Studies, $1,400,000
– Kenyon, Richard, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Mechanics and Discrete Geometry, $1,400,000
– Kleim, Jeffrey, Health, Canada Research Chair in Cortical Plasticity and Recovery From Stroke, $500,000
– Rieseberg, Loren, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Plant Evolutionary Genomics, $1,400,000
– Shadwick, Robert, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Animal Physiology, $1,400,000
– Vellend, Mark, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Conservation Biology, $500,000

University of Northern British Columbia
– Dawson, Russell, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Avian Ecology, $500,000
– Dry, Stephen, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Northern Hydrometeorology, $500,000
– Huber, Dezene, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Forest Entomology and Chemical Ecology, $500,000

University of Victoria
– Dong, Xiaodai, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Ultra-wideband Communications, $500,000
– Srinivasan, Venkatesh, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Complexity of Computing, $500,000
– Storey, Margaret-Anne, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Software and Knowledge Visualization, $500,000
– Venn, Kim, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics, $500,000

University of Manitoba
– Jones, Peter, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Metabolism and Nutrition, $1,400,000

New Brunswick

St Thomas University
– van den Hoonaard, Deborah, Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Analysis, $500,000

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University
– Krueger, Stefan, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Neurobiology of Synaptic Plasticity, $500,000

Ontario

McMaster University
– Elliot, Marie, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics, $500,000
– Ghosh, Raja, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering, $500,000
– Sharifi, Romyar, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Number Theory, $500,000

University of Western Ontario
– Doherty, Timothy, Health, Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Function in Health, Aging, and Disease, $500,000
– Houde, Martin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Star Formation, $500,000
– Kogut, Lior, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Micro- and Nano-scale Interfacial Phenomena, $500,000
– Menon, Ravi, Health, Canada Research Chair in Functional and Molecular Imaging, $1,400,000
– Weijer, Charles, Health, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, $1,400,000

Trent University
– Aherne, Julian, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Modelling, $500,000

University of Ottawa
– El Emam, Khaled, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information, $500,000
– Little, Julian, Health, Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, $1,400,000
– Shojania, Kaveh, Health, Canada Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, $500,000

University of Toronto
– Behrends, Snke, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Pharmacology, $500,000
– Dumont, Daniel, Health, Canada Research Chair in Angiogenic and Lymphangiogenic Signalling, $1,400,000
– Kim, Young-June, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Complex Materials, $500,000
– Lozano, Andres M., Health, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience, $1,400,000
– Rafikov, Roman R., Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Planetary and High-Energy Astrophysics, $500,000
– Robertson, Janice, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Mechanisms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, $500,000
– Siminovitch, Katherine, Health, Canada Research Chair in the Mechanisms Regulating Immunologic Disease, $1,400,000
– Walker, Gilbert, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Microscopy and Nanophotonic Devices, $1,400,000
– Walsh, Denis, Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Biology, $500,000
– Ziga-Pflcker, Juan-Carlos, Health, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Immunology, $1,400,000

University of Waterloo
– Chou, C Perry, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Novel Strategies for High-Level Recombinant Protein Production, $500,000 York University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Construction and Management, $1,400,000
– Tan, Ken Seng, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Risk Management, $500,000
– Tighe, Susan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Pavements and Infrastructure Management, $500,000

Unive
rsity of Windsor
– Stephan, Douglas, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Catalysis and New Materials, $1,400,000

Qubec

Concordia University
– Bhattacharya, Prabir, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Information Systems, $1,400,000
– Devabhaktuni, Vijaya Kumar, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Computer-aided High-frequency Modelling and Design, $500,000

McGill University
– Buckeridge, David, Health, Canada Research Chair in Public Health Informatics, $500,000
– Chapman, Colin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Primate Ecology and Conservation, $1,400,000
– Gold, Ian, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Psychiatry, $1,400,000
– Gruenheid, Samantha, Health, Canada Research Chair in Bacterial Pathogenesis, $500,000
– Guan, Pengfei, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Geometric Analysis, $1,400,000
– Holder, Gilbert, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Cosmological Astrophysics, $500,000
– Levin, Mindy, Health, Canada Research Chair in Arm and Hand, $1,400,000
– Limperopoulos, Catherine, Health, Canada Research Chair in Brain and Development, $500,000
– Loreau, Michel, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Community and Ecosystem Ecology, $1,400,000
– Majewski, Jacek, Health, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Genetics, $500,000
– Pack, Christopher, Health, Canada Research Chair in the Neurophysiology of Vision, $500,000
– Russell, Robert B., Health, Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, $1,400,000
– Ruthazer, Edward, Health, Canada Research Chair in Neural Circuit Development, $500,000
– Seidman, Ernest, Health, Canada Research Chair in Immune-mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders, $1,400,000
– Tran, Simon, Health, Canada Research Chair in Craniofacial Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, $500,000
– Vachon, Brigitte, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Particle Physics, $500,000

Universit de Montral
– Brodeur, Jacques, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Biocontrol, $1,400,000
– Legault, Pascale, Health, Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology and RNA, $500,000

Universit de Sherbrooke
– Baroud, Gamal, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in skeletal reconstruction, $500,000

Universit du Qubec Montral
– Juneau, Philippe, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair on the Ecotoxicology of Freshwater Micro-organisms, $500,000

Universit Laval
– Cianflone, Katherine, Health, Canada Research Chair on Adipose Tissue, $1,400,000 Larachi, Faal, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair on Sustainable Energy Processes and Materials, $1,400,000
– Vanrolleghem, Peter, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair on Simulation and Optimization of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems in a Context of Receptor Environment Protection, $1,400,000

Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan
– Dub, Monique, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Health Diagnosis, $500,000
– Yang, Qiaoqin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Nanoengineering Coating Technologies, $500,000