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.

Currently, the University of Guelph NSERC Industrial Research Chairs are:

  • Gisèle LaPointe, Dairy Microbiology
    Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Parmalat Canada, Lallemand Inc.
  • Beth Parker, Groundwater Contamination in Fractured Media
    Boeing, Syngenta
  • 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