Instructions: Chairholder Profiles

We ask that universities prepare a short research profile and submit a photo of each nominee. If the nomination is successful, the chairholder's profile and photo will be posted on this site. We reserve the right to edit the profile before posting.


Nomination deadline Researcher profile deadline Anticipated web posting
(to coincide with public announcement)*
October 9, 2015 November 9, 2015 Fall 2016
April 25, 2016 May 23, 2016 Spring 2017
October 24, 2016 November 7, 2016 Fall 2017
April 25, 2017 May 22, 2017 Spring 2018

* subject to change


Please use the template (MS Word document, 56 KB) to create the profile and send the completed profiles to

For examples on how to write a profile, visit Chairholder profiles.


We request a colour, head and shoulders shot taken against a white background. Photos should be 5 x 7 inches in JPEG or TIF format with a 300 dpi resolution. Send the photos to

Authorization Forms

Before we can post profiles and photos, we need chairholders to complete, sign and submit an authorization form (40.4 KB) by mail to:

Canada Research Chairs
Communications Division
350 Albert Street, 11th floor
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6G4


For more information, please contact us at