Two new research chairs at SFU—one in salmon conservation and management, and one in cognitive neuroscience—reinforce the universtiy’s reputation for leading research in fisheries and child development.
The chairs will be funded by the Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF), an initiative of the provincial government to enhance BC as a centre of research excellence.
The chair in salmon conservation will enable research projects targeted at maintaining and enhancing productive salmon stocks, which are recognized as indicators of the province’s environmental health. It will also support further research on the effect of climate change on salmon freshwater and ocean habitats.
The chair in cognitive neuroscience will focus on early childhood health and development to improve life for children with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome.
For more information:
SFU news release
Leading Edge Endowment Fund
Down Syndrome Research Foundation