Organization: Canada Research Chairs

The Short Report, June 19, 2019 – Research chairs, cybersecurity, Strategic Innovation Fund

Science and Sports minister Kirsty Duncan has announced over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. It was the most gender diverse competition yet: 47% women, 22% visible minorities, 5% persons with disabilities, and 4% Indigenous peoples. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing another $5.2 million…

CRC steering committee calls for greater equity

The steering committee of the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program is calling on participating universities to do more to address the under representation of women, Aboriginal people, the disabled and visible minorities when making their nominations for new chairholders. A letter was sent to university presidents and signed by Dr Ted Hewitt, president of the…

Feds announce $619M in academic research support

The federal government has announced $619 million in awards through three academic research support programs. The Canada Research Chairs program has awarded $260 million to support 305 new and renewed CRCs at 53 post-secondary institutions, and $17 million in infrastructure support for CRCs through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. A further $342 million was announced…

CRC announces $139 million for 150 research chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced 150 new and renewed chairs at 36 post-secondary institutions, with the Univ of Toronto leading the pack with $17.6 million for 19 chairs. The awards are worth $139 million and are augmented with $7.6 million in infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. With the latest…

CRC announces $139 million for 150 research chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced 150 new and renewed chairs at 36 post-secondary institutions, with the Univ of Toronto leading the pack with $17.6 million for 19 chairs. The awards are worth $139 million and are augmented with $7.6 million in infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. With the latest…

CRC program funds 135 new and renewed research chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded $108.9 million for 135 new and renewed chairs at 41 institutions. The awards include 26 researchers recruited from abroad, 11 of whom are returning Canadians. The awards were augmented with $6.4 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation‘s Infrastructure Operating Fund….

CRC announces $121.6M for new and renewed chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced awards totalling $121.6 million to support 155 new and renewed chairs at 42 post-secondary institutions. The funding includes $7.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for research infrastructure associated with the chair awards. Women made significant gains in the latest competition, taking 34.8% of the chair…

Chairs program makes 113 appointments

The Canada Research Chairs program has announced 127 chairs worth $113 million including 29 new appointments. The latest chairs are distributed across 35 universities and bring the program total to 1,855. That includes 555 researchers recruited from abroad of which 252 are Canadian expatriates….

CRC program invests in new and renewing chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded $104 million to 109 new and renewing chairs, bringing the total awarded to date to 1,851.There were 26 new chairholders and 83 renewals. The awards include 55 Tier I chairs ($200,000 a year for seven years) and 54 Tier II chairs ($100,000 a year for five years).…

International chairs program launched

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has teamed with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to launch the International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI). The program will fund five chairs with $1 million over five years per chair. The intent is to team Canadian researchers with those in developing countries in the areas of environment and…