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Canada Research Chairs

Our faculty are at the forefront of research and innovation. Learn more about our faculty named as Canada Excellence Research Chairs and Canada Research Chairs.

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. CERCs are one of the largest and most prestigious awards available globally, providing the world’s top researchers and their teams with up to $8 million over eight years to support their research programs and teams.

Nicholas Reo

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Coastal Relationalities and Regeneration
Department of Indigenous Studies

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Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. Chairholders play a pivotal role in expanding our knowledge, challenging conventions, and tackling critical challenges.

Previous Canada Research Chairs

Arthur Robson

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Economic Theory and Evolution
Department of Economics

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Cynthia (Cindy) Patton

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Community, Culture, and Health
Department of Gender Studies1

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John Welch

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in First Nations Cultural and Environmental Resource Management
Department of Archaeology2

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Joseph Taylor

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Environmental History
Department of History

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Mark Collard

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies
Department of Archaeology2

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Mary-Ellen Kelm

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health, Medicine, and Society
Department of History

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Rhys Kesselman

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Public Finance
School of Public Policy

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Steven (Steve) Wright

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology
Department of Psychology

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Zheng Wu

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aging and Health
Department of Gerontology

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1Department now called Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
2Department of Archaeology previously housed under FASS