Attracting and retaining global talent is key to the success and sustainability of Canada’s postsecondary institutions. When world-renowned scholars and scientists choose Canada to pursue their research, they play a pivotal role in diversifying the academic community, bolstering innovation, advancing our society and economy, and creating a better and healthier world for Canadians.
Today, the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced $248 million in support of 34 new Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs) at 18 Canadian postsecondary institutions. This investment includes funding for new research chairs, as announced in Budget 2022. It represents the largest number of CERCs awarded in a single competition in the history of the program. The funding will allow the new Chairs to establish research facilities in Canada and contribute to their institutions’ pursuit of excellence in research, train young scholars and scientists, and develop a new generation of world-class talent.
Over the next eight years, the recipients will establish and leverage domestic and international partnerships across academic, public, private, not-for-profit and community sectors to increase knowledge mobilization, develop lab-to-market innovations and support economic and social advances to benefit countless Canadians.
This new cohort of Canada Excellence Research Chairs will revolutionize fields such as crystal engineering for green chemistry and energy utilization; regenerative lung medicine using unique three-dimensional bioprinting; Indigenous leadership in coastal tenure and land agreements; mitigating the impacts of climate change on the tundra and boreal forests; health equity for marginalized populations ahead of future health emergencies; advancements in precision education; and more.
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