Federal Minister of Industry Tony Clement announced in November 2010 the Government’s major investment in the Canada Research Chairs Program, enabling the country to strengthen its position as a world leader in university research and development.
During the 10th anniversary celebration of the program, Minister Clement announced an investment of $275.6 million to fund 310 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs at 53 Canadian universities. McGill has been allocated $15.4 million of the fund for research.
The Chairs are divided into two pools. Tier One researchers receive $200,000 per year for seven years (totaling $1.4 million), and Tier Two researchers receive $100,000 per year for five years (totaling $500,000).
The Faculty of Medicine’s New Tier One Canada Research Chairs
The Faculty of Medicine’s Renewed Tier Two Canada Research Chairs