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.