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Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill

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Over $15 million from the Canada Research Chair program for research by 15 CRCs at McGill.
Published: 12 Oct 2012

McGill is proud to announce that six new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded and nine chairs have been renewed, bringing a total of over $15 million to the university for research in fields ranging from social inequalities in child health to experimental optomechanics over the next five to seven years.

The Canada Research Chairs program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. The Canada Research Chairs program invests $300 million each year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work. The investment announced today also includes an additional $7.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure associated with the new Chair awards.

 

 The McGill chairholders who will benefit from this latest funding announcement are:

Roussos Dimitrakopoulos 
Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty 
Renewal

Frank J. Elgar
Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities in Child Health 
New

Carl Ernst
Canada Research Chair in Psychiatric Genetics
New

Timothy Geary
Canada Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology
Renewal

Jody Heymann
Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy
Renewal

Mindy Levin
Canada Research Chair in Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation
Renewal

Joaquin Madrenas
Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology
New

Wissam Musallam
Canada Research Chair in Neuro Engineering
Renewal

Belinda Nicolau
Canada Research Chair in Life Course Oral Epidemiology
New

Ronald Niezen
Canada Research Chair in the Anthropology of Law
Renewal

Nikolas Provatas
Canada Research Chair in Computational Materials Science
New

Jack Sankey
Canada Research Chair in Experimental Optomechanics
New

Ernesto Schiffrin
Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Vascular Research
Renewal

Ernest Seidman
Canada Research Chair in Immune Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders
Renewal

Amir Shmuel
Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Imaging
Renewal 

For more information about Canada Research Chairs 

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