Spring 2019 Recipients (Cycle 2018-2)


Total: 184 chairholders
Total amount funded: $140,600,000

The Canada Foundation for Innovation also made an important investment towards these Chairs. It is providing more than $5.2 million in new funding for research infrastructure, supporting 30 Chairs at 18 institutions.

Received by province




Chairholder University Chairholder Title Agency Tier Chair type
Mark Mallory Acadia University Canada Research Chair in Coastal Ecosystem Resilience and Connectivity NSERC Tier 1 Advancement
Paulette F.C. Steeves Algoma University Canada Research Chair in Healing and Reconciliation  SSHRC Tier 2 New
Jonathan A. Allan Brandon University Canada Research Chair in Men and Masculinities SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Bettina Callary Cape Breton University Canada Research Chair in Sport Coaching and Adult Learning SSHRC Tier 2 New
Lachlan F. MacKinnon Cape Breton University Canada Research Chair in Post-Industrial Communities SSHRC Tier 2 New
Brandon Helfield Concordia University Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biophysics in Human Health CIHR Tier 2 New
Sylvia Santosa Concordia University Canada Research Chair in Clinical Nutrition  CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Francesca F.D. Di Cara Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology and Host Pathogen Interactions CIHR Tier 2 New
Julie LaRoche Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Marine Microbial Genomics and Biogeochemistry NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Olga Theou Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility and Healthy Aging CIHR Tier 2 New
Amber Frid-Jimenez Emily Carr University of Art + Design Canada Research Chair in Art and Design Technology SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Garnet D. Hertz Emily Carr University of Art + Design Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Erick Delage HEC Montréal Canada Research Chair in Decision-Making Under Uncertainty NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Maryam M.E. Ebrahimi Lakehead University Canada Research Chair in Low-dimensional Nanomaterials NSERC Tier 2 New
Kristopher D. Wells MacEwan University Canada Research Chair in Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth SSHRC Tier 2 New
Xiaoqian J. Chai McGill University Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  CIHR Tier 2 New
Roussos-Georgios Dimitrakopoulos McGill University Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization Under Uncertainty NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Carolina Dufour McGill University Canada Research Chair in Physical Oceanography NSERC Tier 2 New
Fabian Lange McGill University Canada Research Chair in Labour and Personnel Economics SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Nikolas Provatas McGill University Canada Research Chair in Computational Materials Science NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Shane N. Sweet McGill University Canada Research Chair in Participation, Well-Being and Physical Disability  SSHRC Tier 2 New
Yang Zhou McGill University Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Developmental Brain Disorders CIHR Tier 2 New
Dawn M.E. Bowdish McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Catherine Connelly McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Vladimir Ljubicic McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Plasticity in Health and Disease CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Jesse N. Popp Mount Allison University Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science NSERC Tier 2 New
Maya M. Eichler Mount Saint Vincent University Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Andrew P.A. Evans Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Jeffrey R. Masuda Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Equity CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Anna Panchenko Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology and Biophysics CIHR Tier 1 New
Jordan Poppenk Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroimaging NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Mark W. Rosenberg Queen's University Canada Research Chair in  Health and Development Studies CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
Roberto J. Botelho Ryerson University Canada Research Chair in Organelle Function and Adaptation CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Miranda Kirby Ryerson University Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Imaging CIHR Tier 2 New
Julia J. Spaniol Ryerson University Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Aging NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Valorie A. Crooks Simon Fraser University Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Jessica E. Pilarczyk Simon Fraser University Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazards NSERC Tier 2 New
Elizabeth S.W. Gordon The King's University Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Print Culture SSHRC Tier 2 New
Mohammad Arjmand The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials and Polymer Engineering NSERC Tier 2 New
Aaron C. Boley The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Sabin Cautis The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Algebraic Geometry NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Nicholas C. Coops The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Sean A. Crowe The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Geomicrobiology NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Julen J.E. Etxabe  The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Jurisprudence and Human Rights SSHRC Tier 2 New
Christiane Hoppmann The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Health and Adult Development CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Steven J.M. Jones The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics CIHR Tier 1 New
Linda C. Li The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Warren J. Poole The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Through Process Modelling of Advanced Structural Materials  NSERC Tier 1 New
Abel Rosado The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Plant Cellular Dynamics NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Laurel L. Schafer The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Catalyst Development NSERC Tier 1 Advancement
Kate Shannon The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Gender Equity, Sexual Health and Global Policy CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Matthijs A. Smit The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Applied Geochemistry of the Lithosphere NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Weihong Song The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer's Disease CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
U. Rashid Sumaila The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics NSERC Tier 1 New
Annie A.V.C. Vogel Ciernia The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Understanding Gene Expression in the Brain CIHR Tier 2 New
Yanwen Wang The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Marketing Analytics SSHRC Tier 2 New
Elizabeth Wolkovich The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Temporal Ecology NSERC Tier 2 New
Jiaying Zhao The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Nora N.J. Casson The University of Winnipeg Canada Research Chair in Environmental Influences on Water Quality NSERC Tier 2 New
Julie Nagam The University of Winnipeg Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media SSHRC Tier 2 New
Benoit Doyon-Gosselin Université de Moncton Canada Research Chair in Acadian Studies and Minority Communities SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Sophie Bergeron Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Intimate Relationships and Sexual Well-Being SSHRC Tier 1 New
Sophie Breton Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Mitochondrial Biology NSERC Tier 2 New
Adriana Di Polo Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Glaucoma and Age-Related Neurodegeneration CIHR Tier 1 New
Véronique Dupéré Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair on the Transition to Adulthood SSHRC Tier 2 New
Andrés Finzi Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Retroviral Entry CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Nadia Gosselin Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Sleep Disorders and Brain Health CIHR Tier 2 New
May Griffith Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Ophthalmology CIHR Tier 1 New
Sebastien S.J. Jacquemont Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Genomics of Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Karim K.J. Jerbi Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Johanne Lamoureux Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Civic Museology SSHRC Tier 1 New
Andrea A.N. MacLeod Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Bilingual Acquisition and Communication Disorders SSHRC Tier 2 New
Marie-Eve Mathieu Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Juvenile Obesity CIHR Tier 2 New
Catherine Régis Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Mireille E. Schnitzer Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Causal Inference and Machine Learning in Health Science CIHR Tier 2 New
Mariela A. Segura Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Immunoglycobiology of Infectious Diseases CIHR Tier 1 New
Debra Hausladen Université de Sherbrooke Canada Research Chair in Environmental Biogeochemistry NSERC Tier 2 New
Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe Université de Sherbrooke Canada Research Chair in Applied Microbial Ecology NSERC Tier 2 New
Georges  G.K. Kaddoum Université du Québec - École de technologie supérieure Canada Research Chair in Towards a Novel and Intelligent Framework for the Next Generations of IoT Networks NSERC Tier 2 New
Amandine Catala Université du Québec à Montréal Canada Research Chair in Injustice and Epistemic Agency SSHRC Tier 2 New
Sarah-Geneviève Trépanier Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Social Climate at Work SSHRC Tier 2 New
Isabelle Demers Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Canada Research Chair in Integration of Environment in the Mine Life Cycle NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Jérôme Dupras Université du Québec en Outaouais Canada Research Chair in Ecological Economics SSHRC Tier 2 New
Dermot M. Antoniades Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Environments and Water Quality NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Paul R. Fortin Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
Paule S. Halley Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Sophie LaRochelle Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Advanced Photonic Technologies for Communications NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Mikael Rönnqvist Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Operations Research in Natural Resources NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Stephane L. Bourque University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Developmental and Integrative Cardiovascular Pharmacology CIHR Tier 2 New
Ingo Brigandt University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Biology SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
David D.R.F. Favero University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Derived Categories NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Zamaneh Kassiri University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Extracellular Matrix in Cardiovascular Diseases CIHR Tier 1 New
Lindsay J. LeBlanc University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Ultracold Quantum Gases NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Joseph Maciejko University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Theory NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Thomas Stachel University of Alberta Canada Research Chair In Diamonds NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Sarah A. Styler University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry NSERC Tier 2 New
Qiumin Tan University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Molecular Genetics of Human Disease CIHR Tier 2 New
Anastassia Voronova University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Neural Stem Cell Biology CIHR Tier 2 New
Craig N. Jenne University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Imaging Approaches Towards Studying Infection CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Susana Y. Kimura-Hara University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Analytical and Aquatic Chemistry NSERC Tier 2 New
Roman J. Krawetz University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Bone and Joint Stem Cell Biology CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Dang Khoa Nguyen University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry NSERC Tier 2 New
Emma L. Spanswick University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Geospace Dynamics and Space Plasma Physics NSERC Tier 2 New
Mathilakath M. Vijayan University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Environmental Physiology and Toxicology NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Guang Yang University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Genomics NSERC Tier 2 New
Matthew J. Bogard University of Lethbridge Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Environments NSERC Tier 2 New
Andrew N. Iwaniuk University of Lethbridge Canada Research Chair in Comparative Neuroanatomy NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Eric Collins University of Manitoba Canada Research Chair in Arctic Marine Microbial Ecosystem Services NSERC Tier 2 New
Elizabeth Mancke University of New Brunswick Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Tristan David Pearce University of Northern British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change SSHRC Tier 2 New
Kym M. Boycott University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Rare Disease Precision Health CIHR Tier 1 New
Lionel C. Briand University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Software Dependability and Compliance NSERC Tier 1 New
Hanns Lochmuller University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Genomics and Health CIHR Tier 1 New
Jeffrey S. Lundeen University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Quantum Photonics NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Jason L. Millar University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence SSHRC Tier 2 New
Monnica Williams University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities CIHR Tier 2 New
Kenneth Coates University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Michelle Johnson-Jennings University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Community Engaged Research CIHR Tier 2 New
Tara F. Kahan University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair in Analytical Environmental Chemistry NSERC Tier 2 New
Natalia Stakhanova University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair in Security and Privacy NSERC Tier 2 New
Keith T. Carlson University of the Fraser Valley Canada Research Chair in Decolonization and Reconciliation Studies SSHRC Tier 1 New
Evdokia Anagnostou University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Translational Therapeutics in Autism CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Michael Baker University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Economics and Public Policy SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Jennifer L. Campos University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Multisensory Integration and Aging CIHR Tier 2 New
Timothy Chan University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Novel Optimization and Analytics in Health NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Sabine P. Cordes University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Molecular Mechanisms of Mood and Mind CIHR Tier 1 New
Kenneth Croitoru University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases CIHR Tier 1 New
William Derry University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Genetic Models of Human Disease CIHR Tier 1 New
Natalie Enright Jerger University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Computer Architecture NSERC Tier 2 New
Brendan J. Frey University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning for Genome Biology and Therapeutics NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Michael Garton University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Biology CIHR Tier 2 New
Marzyeh Ghassemi University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning for Health NSERC Tier 2 New
Maria Hupfield University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Indigenous Arts SSHRC Tier 2 New
Marney E. Isaac University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Agroecosystems and Development NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Noah Ivers University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Evidence-based Practice CIHR Tier 2 New
Zhengping Jia University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Synaptic Plasticity and Brain Disorders CIHR Tier 1 New
Brian P. Kavanagh University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Acute Lung Injury CIHR Tier 1 New
Jonathan Kelly University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Robotics NSERC Tier 2 New
Philipp G. Maass University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Non-Coding Disease Mechanisms CIHR Tier 2 New
Heather E. McFarlane University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology NSERC Tier 2 New
JoAnne McLaurin University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer Disease Therapeutics CIHR Tier 1 New
Aleixo M. Muise University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease CIHR Tier 1 New
Emily E.N. Nalder University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Resiliency and Rehabilitation CIHR Tier 2 New
Patricia O'Campo University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Population Health Intervention Research CIHR Tier 1 New
Meaghan A. O'Reilly University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Ultrasound CIHR Tier 2 New
Christopher E. Pearson University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Disease-associated Genome Instability  CIHR Tier 1 New
Catherine M. Sabiston University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Mental Health CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Beate H. Sander University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Economics of Infectious Diseases CIHR Tier 2 New
Bianca Schroeder University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Data Centre Technology NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Bojana Stefanovic University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Neuroimaging CIHR Tier 1 New
Sandra Styres University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Iethi'’nihsténha Ohwentsia'’kékha (Land), Resurgence, Reconciliation and the Politics of Education SSHRC Tier 2 New
Lillian Sung University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Oncology Supportive Care CIHR Tier 1 New
Wendy J. Ungar University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Economic Evaluation and Technology Assessment in Child Health CIHR Tier 1 New
Lu-Yang Wang University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Brain Development and Disorders  CIHR Tier 1 New
Wei Yu University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Wireless Communications NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Ding Yuan University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Systems Software NSERC Tier 2 New
Gang Zheng University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Cancer Nanomedicine CIHR Tier 1 New
Roberta C. Hamme University of Victoria Canada Research Chair in Ocean Carbon Dynamics NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Ibrahim Numanagic University of Victoria Canada Research Chair in Computational Biogoly and Data Science NSERC Tier 2 New
Dillon T. Browne University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Child and Family Clinical Psychology SSHRC Tier 2 New
Jennifer A. Clapp University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Clark R. Dickerson University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Ian Goldberg University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies NSERC Tier 1 New
Brian Kendall University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Redox-Sensitive Metal Isotope Geochemistry NSERC Tier 2 New
Sriram S. Narasimhan University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Smart Infrastructure NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Catherine M. Febria University of Windsor Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Restoration Ecology NSERC Tier 2 New
Amanda Wager Vancouver Island University Canada Research Chair in Community Research in Art, Culture & Education SSHRC Tier 2 New
Whitney L. Wood Vancouver Island University Canada Research Chair in the Historical Dimensions of Women's Health SSHRC Tier 2 New
Shehzad Ali Western University Canada Research Chair in Public Health Economics CIHR Tier 2 New
Cristian D. Bravo Roman Western University Canada Research Chair in Banking and Insurance Analytics NSERC Tier 2 New
Natasha Mhatre Western University Canada Research Chair in Invertebrate Neurobiology NSERC Tier 2 New
Alan D. Miller Western University Canada Research Chair in Law and Economics SSHRC Tier 2 New
Patrick O'Donoghue Western University Canada Research Chair in Chemical Biology CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Arghya Paul Western University Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cell-instructive Materials and Biotherapeutics NSERC Tier 2 New
Marco A.M. Prado Western University Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia CIHR Tier 1 New
Nadine Wathen Western University Canada Research Chair in Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence SSHRC Tier 1 New
Ivona Hideg Wilfrid Laurier University Canada Research Chair in Organizational Leadership SSHRC Tier 2 New
Homa Kheyrollah Pour Wilfrid Laurier University Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change NSERC Tier 2 New
Andriy Shkilko Wilfrid Laurier University Canada Research Chair in Financial Markets SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Mary J. Bunch York University Canada Research Chair in Vision, Disability and the Arts SSHRC Tier 2 New
Theodore Noseworthy York University Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Public Good SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Manus Rungtusanatham York University Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management SSHRC Tier 1 New
Nikolaus Troje York University Canada Research Chair in Reality Research NSERC Tier 1 New
Joel Zylberberg York University Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroscience NSERC Tier 2 New