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New round of research chairs announced by federal government


Charlottetown, PEI – John ApSimon, executive director of the Canada Research Chairs Program, welcomed the growing force of Canadian research talent as he announced today, on behalf of the David L Emerson, minister of industry and minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs Program, $62.9 million in funding for 79 Canada Research Chairs.

Dr Cai Song, an internationally known researcher in the emerging field of psychoneuroimmunologythe study of how the immune and nervous systems affect mental healthis one of the University of Prince Edward Island’s two new Canada Research Chairs.

Dr Song and her research team are working to understand the causes of brain inflammation, which often leads to disturbances in thinking, memory and behaviourall symptoms of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

"The great benefit of receiving a Canada Research Chair," she says, "is that it will enable me to focus on devising effective treatments, with minimal side-effects, that can halt the progression of these diseases, and even prevent them from developing in the first place."

The announcement also includes $8.1 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.

"We can say with conviction that Canada is becoming a place where world-class researchers want to be,” says Carmen Charette, senior vice-president of CFI. "This CFI investment will further develop Canada’s global reputation as a place where outstanding research and training are being conducted."

Following are the research chairs announced today from chemical, medical, engineering and other scientific fields. Details include chairholder’s name, university, category, project area and funding total:

– Abdulhai, Baher, University of Toronto, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Transportation Systems, $500,000
– Alman, Benjamin, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding of up to $343,770
– Antoniol, Giuliano, cole Polytechnique de Montral, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Software Change and Evolution, $1,400,000 plus insfrastructure funding up to $125,000
– Baetz, Kristin, University of Ottawa, Health, Canada Research Chair in Chemical and Functional Genomics, $500,000, plus infrastructure funding up to $169,879
– Bengio, Yoshua, Universit de Montral, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, $1,400,000
– Bienzle, Dorothee, University of Guelph, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Veterinary Pathology, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $125,000
– Birmingham, Trevor, University of Western Ontario, Health, Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $92,229
– Boulianne, Gabrielle, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology, $1,400,000
– Brown, Peter, University of Western Ontario, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Meteor Science, $500,000
– Caloz, Christophe, cole Polytechnique de Montral, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chairs in Future Intelligent Radio-frequency Metamaterials, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $250,000
– Campbell, Linda, Queen’s University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Health, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $199,400
– Chan, Hue Sun, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, $500,000
– Cheng, Yufeng (Frank), University of Calgary, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering, $500,000
– Ct, Jocelyn, University of Ottawa, Health, Canada Research Chair in RNA Metabolism, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $128,173
– Dilworth, Jeffrey, University of Ottawa, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Genetics, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $144,951
– Dobbs, Matt, McGill University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Astro-particle Physics, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $200,001
– Duffy, Anne, McGill University, Health, Canada Research Chair in Child Mood Disorders, $500,000
– Fang, Qiyin, McMaster University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics, $500,000
– Fen, Wenfei, University of British Columbia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Semi-Structured Data, $500,000
– Fofana, Issouf, Universit du Qubec Chicoutimi, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Insulating Liquids and Mixes in Electrotechnology, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $160,236
– Foley, Edan, University of Alberta, Health, Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics of Innate Immunity, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $154,686
– Folk, Joshua, University of British Columbia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Nanostructures, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $179,838
– Gnzle, Michael, University of Alberta, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Food Microbiology and Probiotics, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $140,866
– Geary, Timothy, McGill University, Health, Canada Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $150,000
– Giesy, John Paul, University of Saskatchewan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $277,188
– Green, Daniel, University of Windsor, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Development & Optimization of Metal Forming Processes, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $101,000
– Hayden, Patrick, McGill University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Information, $500,000
– Heymann, Jody, McGill University, Health, Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $309,769
– Howell, Patricia Lynne, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology, $1,400,000
– Jia, Zongchao, Queen’s University, Health, Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $32,000
– Johnson-Masotti, Ana, Queen’s University, Health, Canada Research Chair in Health Policy, $500,000
– Jones, Colin, Universit du Qubec Montral, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Regional Climate Modelling, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $310,455
– Kamber, Balz, Laurentian University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Precambrian Geology, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $235,453
– Kronzucker, Herbert J., University of Toronto, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Bioengineering of Crop Plants, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $120,000
– Leung, Debbie, University of Waterloo, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Communication, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $185,591
– Lewis, Gary F., University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology, $500,000
– Lynch, Derek, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $125,000
– Madrenas, Joaquin, University of Western Ontario, Health, Canada Research Chair in Transplantation and Immunobiology, $500,000
– Mannor, Shie, McGill University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning, $500,000 plus infras
tructure funding up to $119,082
– McHugh, John, Dalhousie University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Privacy and Security, $1,400,000
– Moran, Michael F, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Therapeutics, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $125,000
– Murphy, Kevin, University of British Columbia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computational Statistics, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $37,515
– Paquin, Jean-Franois, Universit Laval, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, $500,000
– Pratt, Derek, Queen’s University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Physical Organic Chemistry, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $200,000
– Prentki, Marc, Universit de Montral, Health, Canadian Research Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $120,000
– Quinton, William, Wilfrid Laurier University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Hydrology, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $100,813
– Rioux, John, Universit de Montral, Health, Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Genomic Medicine of Inflammation, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $599,758
– Rivard, Hugues, Universit du Qubec, cole de technologie suprieure, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Computer-Assisted Engineering for Sustainable Building Design, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $109,959
– Rivest, Serge, Universit Laval, Health, Canada Research Chair in Neuroimmunology, $500,000
– Robbie, Kevin, Queen’s University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Materials, $500,000
– Rosenblum, Norman D, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $295,093
– Scott, Neal, Queen’s University, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Greenhouse Gas Dynamics and Ecosystem Management, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $168,000
– Song, Cai, Health, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada Research Chair in Psychoneuroimmunology, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $122,208
– Trimble, William S, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cell Biology, $1,400,000
– Tu, Jack V, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Health Systems and Knowledge Transfer, $500,000
– van den Heuvel, Michael, University of Prince Edward Island, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $125,000
– Vedula, Ravi Bhardwaj, University of Ottawa, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Laser-Matter Interactions, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $165,000
– Wodak, Shoshana, University of Toronto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, $1,400,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $450,146
– Woo, Tom, University of Ottawa, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Catalyst Modelling and Computational Chemistry, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $124,178
– Young, Nancy, Laurentian University, Health, Canada Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $54,124
– Yshui, Yutaka, University of Alberta, Health, Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics, $500,000
– Ziegler, Susan, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science, $500,000 plus infrastructure funding up to $125,000