Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year ($5M per year at the University) to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Aicheng Chen

Aicheng Chen

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry and Nanoscience

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Ali Dehghantanha

Ali Dehghantanha

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence

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Manju Misra

Manju Misra

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Biocomposites

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Carl Svensson

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Rare Isotope Physics

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Graham Taylor

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning

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University Research Chairs

U of G launched the Research Leadership Chair program in 2017 to recognize mid- to late-career researchers who have made significant contributions to their field. Nominees have received national and international recognition and are nominated by their respective colleges.

Eric Poisson

Eric Poisson

Research Leadership Chair

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Kathryn Preuss

Kathryn Preuss

Research Leadership Chair

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College Research Chairs

College Research Chairs are five-year terms that recognize research excellence and impact of CEPS faculty who have proven records of distinguished and sustained scholarly work, and are considered international leaders within their disciplines.

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John Dutcher

Research Chair in Novel Sustainable Nanomaterials

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Endowed and Externally Funded Research Chairs

The below-listed research chair positions were made possible thanks to generous donations from charitable organizations and/or private industry.

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Kevin Keener

Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering
The Barrett Family Foundation

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NSERC Industrial Research Chairs

The objective of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chairs (IRC) program is to assist universities in pursuing new directions, or in building on existing strengths to achieve the critical mass required for a major research endeavour in science and engineering of interest to industry.

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Beth Parker

Groundwater Contamination in Fractured Media
Boeing, Syngenta

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Peter Tremaine

High-Temperature Aqueous Chemistry
University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Electric Power Research Institute

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