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Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill


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 

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

Carl Ernst
Canada Research Chair in Psychiatric Genetics

Timothy Geary
Canada Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology

Jody Heymann
Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Social Policy

Mindy Levin
Canada Research Chair in Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation

Joaquin Madrenas
Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology

Wissam Musallam
Canada Research Chair in Neuro Engineering

Belinda Nicolau
Canada Research Chair in Life Course Oral Epidemiology

Ronald Niezen
Canada Research Chair in the Anthropology of Law

Nikolas Provatas
Canada Research Chair in Computational Materials Science

Jack Sankey
Canada Research Chair in Experimental Optomechanics

Ernesto Schiffrin
Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Vascular Research

Ernest Seidman
Canada Research Chair in Immune Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders

Amir Shmuel
Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Imaging

For more information about Canada Research Chairs 

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