Over $15 million from the Canada Research Chair program for research by 15 CRCs at McGill.

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, click here

To view the full list of recipients, click here

October 31, 2012