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McGill garners 11 Canada Research Chairs and $10 million in funding

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Published: 1 Oct 2008

Explorations range from neurolinguistics to kidney disease

Explorations range from neurolinguistics to kidney disease

Eleven McGill University researchers, exploring issues from neurolinguistics to vertebrate paleontology to kidney disease, are among 123 recently appointed Canada Research Chairs announced Tuesday, Sept. 30.

McGill received five Tier-1 and six Tier-2 Chairs, including one new CRC and 10 renewals, for a total of $10 million. In addition, the Canada Foundation for Innovation is investing $343,164 to fund research infrastructure essential to the work done by Ross Andersen, McGill’s Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health.

An investment of $116,400,000 to fund 123 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) from 37 universities across the country was made by the Canada Research Chairs Program. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is also contributing $4,471,128 to support research infrastructure essential to the work being performed by 25 of the chair holders.

“The Canada Research Chairs program has been a very strategic tool for McGill in attracting and retaining top talent from around the world to join our faculty,” said Denis Thérien, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). “Thanks to this visionary program, McGill continues to play a leading role in research and innovation, which are essential to Quebec and Canada's communities and economies.”

The Government of Canada created the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program in 2000 to establish 2,000 research professorships across the country by 2008, with the aim of making Canada one of the world's top five countries for research and development. Since then, McGill has used its CRCs to recruit an exceptional group of international researchers as well as to repatriate a number of outstanding Canadian and Québécois researchers from postings abroad.

McGILL’S LATEST CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS:

Andersen, Ross
Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health
(Tier 1 – New) $1,400,000

Bouchard, Maxime
Canada Research Chair in Kidney Disease
(Renewal – Tier 2) $500,000

Fombonne, Eric
Canada Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(Renewal – Tier 1) $1,400,000

Grodzinsky, Yosef
Canada Research Chair in Neurolinguistics
(Renewal – Tier 1) $1,400,000

Larsson, Hans C.E.
Canada Research Chair in Vertebrate Paleontology
(Renewal – Tier 2) $500,000

Mogil, Jeffrey S.
Canada Research Chair in the Genetics of Pain
(Renewal – Tier 1) $1,400,000

Murai, Keith
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Control of Synaptic Structure
(Renewal – Tier 2) $500,000

Pause, Arnim
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology
(Renewal – Tier 2) $500,000

Qureshi, Salman T.
Canada Research Chair in Host Resistance to Fungal Pathogens
(Renewal – Tier 2) $500,000

Reed, Bruce A.
Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory
(Renewal – Tier 1) $1,400,000

Titone, Debra A.
Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and Memo
(Renewal – Tier 2) $500,000

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