Research Chairs are prestigious academic distinctions bestowed upon faculty members recognized by their peers as having distinguished and renowned records of research or other scholarly or creative activity.
The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program seeks to enhance Canada's reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. It provides Canadian institutions with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally-based scholars and researchers to Canada. The U of L is home to 1 of 24 awards.
C150 Chair in Biophysics
Works in the field of hydrodynamics, specifically focused on software and hardware developments in analytical ultracentrifugation and computational biophysics.
Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
Established by the Government of Canada, the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program strives to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development. There are two types of Canada Research Chairs:
Tier 1 Chairs are earmarked for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.
Tier 2 Chairs are earmarked for emerging scholars that have the potential to lead in their field.
Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology
Explores the use of digital technologies to support the innovation, transmission, expression and transformation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit creative and cultural practices
AIHS Translational Health Chair in Aboriginal Health and Well-being
Explores the social, economic, and cultural forces that shape public health in Canada with particular focus on Aboriginal health, addiction, psychiatry, community engagement, and healthy public policy.
Kolb Professorship/Chair in Neuroscience
Explores synaptic plasticity and recovery function after stroke, synaptic and network mechanisms of sensory perception, and early activity and synaptic plasticity in the developing brain.
Research Chair in Potato Science
Researches plant biotechnology and breeding, with a focus on crop improvement and food safety using modern techniques that involve molecular biology, plant tissue culture, and genetics.
Board of Governors Research Chairs
The Board of Governors Research Chair (BoGRC) program recognizes faculty who have demonstrated, or who have shown potential for, exceptional scholarly distinction. As accomplished scholars, BoGRCs are role models who play leadership roles in their field of expertise, stimulate growth in the research enterprise, and are dedicated to the training of the next generation of researchers, scholars, and artists.
Tier I BoGRC in Organometallic Chemistry
Is a leader in the field of synthetic inorganic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, especially with respect to the development of new catalysts that generate green materials, and those that provide insight into industrially relevant processes.
Tier I BoGRC
Investigates the role of epigenetics in carcinogenesis and cancer treatment responses as well as the influence of epigenetics in radiation induced genome instability, DNA repair and carcinogenesis.
Tier II BoGRC in Children's Physical Activity
Investigates the determinants of physical activity among children and youth in an effort to inform the development of more effective interventions to address the global physical inactivity crisis.
Tier II BoGRC in Child Language Acquisition
Focuses on first and second language acquisition, children’s speech and motor control development, and examining human speech using instruments such as the acoustic method and ultrasound imaging techniques.