More than $17 million awarded to 19 Chairs
By Mark Shainblum
Nineteen McGill University researchers exploring issues from biomaterials to global climate change to advanced mathematics were among the 181 newly appointed or renewed Canada Research Chairs as announced yesterday by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).
McGill received nine Tier-1 and 10 Tier-2 Chairs, including nine renewals, for a total of $17,600,000, the largest amount received by any Canadian university this year. Additionally, the Canada Foundation for Innovation is investing more than $750,000 to fund research infrastructure essential to the work done by six of those Chairs.
Goodyear announced an investment of $159.1 million to fund 181 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) from 45 universities across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is also contributing $7.4 million to support research infrastructure essential to the work being performed by 46 of the chairholders.
For the complete list of CRCs go to www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/