Canada Research Chair
Research Chairs are pivotal to the standard of research conducted at
universities as they provide funding to allow faculty members not only
the financial ability to continue their research, but also the time from
teaching to concentrate on their projects. Funding for Chairs comes
from a variety of sources: the Canada Research Chairs Program, the NSERC
Northern Research Chairs Program, the Ontario Research and Development
Challenge Fund, and private sector partnerships.
Since its inception in 2000, the Canada Research Chairs Program has aided Canadian universities by increasing their research and training capacities in order to ensure Canada's ability to compete internationally in varied areas of study. Currently, eight Wilfrid Laurier University researchers hold Canada Research Chairs. There are 2,000 Canada Research Chair positions funded by the federal government's $900 million commitment to research and training at Canadian universities and their affiliated institutions.
For further information, visit the Research Chairs website.