[From the McGill Reporter, “McGill gets 15 CRCs, infrastructure funding,” by Meaghan Thurston]
"On Thursday, May 4, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $126 million in funding for 142 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Fifteen CRCs valued at $12 million went to McGill faculty."
One of the McGill CRCs is Prof. David Theodore: Tier 2 – Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Health, and Computation.
"CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC program was created to enable Canadian universities to attract and retain established and emerging world-class researchers. McGill projects to be supported by this new round of CRC funding range from those devoted to hard and soft tissue regeneration to improve prosthetics and implant procedures, to research regarding voice disorders, vocal fold biology, and wound healing. Other research areas include analytic number theory and issues of early psychosis and early intervention among youth.
“'I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the new and renewed Canada Research Chairs,' said Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation. 'McGill is grateful for the ongoing support of the Canada Research Chairs program, which helps us to attract some of the most innovative thinkers and researchers from around the world. McGill is also committed to further strengthening our efforts to promote equity and diversity within the Canada Research Chair program.'
"There are two types of Canada Research Chairs. Tier 1 Chairs are tenable for seven years and renewable. Each Tier 1 Chair is valued at $200,000 annually. Tier 2 Chairs, valued at $100,000 annually for five years with one opportunity for renewal, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field."