Spring 2020 Recipients (Cycle 2019-1)


Total: 182 chairholders
Total amount funded: $130,600,000

The Canada Foundation for Innovation also made an important investment towards these Chairs. It is providing more than $4.6 million in new funding for research infrastructure, supporting 21 Canada Research Chairs at 16 institutions.

Received by province




Chairholder University Chairholder title Agency Tier Chair type
Madeira Antunes, Pedro  Algoma University Canada Research Chair in Invasive Species Biology NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Zhang, Xu  Cape Breton University Canada Research Chair in Healthy Environments and Communities NSERC Tier 2 New
Kholghy, Mohammad Reza MRK Carleton University Canada Research Chair in Particle Technology and Combustion Engineering NSERC Tier 2 New
Salmaso, Natalina  Carleton University Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neurobiology CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Dokumaci, Arseli  Concordia University Canada Research Chair in Critical Disability Studies and Media Technologies SSHRC Tier 2 New
Banerjee, Kiran  Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Immigrant and Refugee Integration SSHRC Tier 2 New
Frampton, John  Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Cellular, Biomaterial and Matrix Interaction NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Maselli, Vittorio VM Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Coastal Zone Processes  NSERC Tier 2 New
Matwin, Stan  Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Interpretability for Machine Learning NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Robinson, Margaret  Dalhousie University Canada Research Chair in Reconciliation, Gender & Identity SSHRC Tier 2 New
Sayed, Asma  Kwantlen Polytechnic University Canada Research Chair in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies  SSHRC Tier 2 New
Fatehi, Pedram p Lakehead University Canada Research Chair in Green Chemicals and Processes NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Mushquash, Christopher  Lakehead University Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Rennie, Michael D Lakehead University Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Tocheri, Matthew W Lakehead University Canada Research Chair in Human Origins SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Abbasinejad Enger, Shirin SAE McGill University Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics CIHR Tier 2 New
Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi, Abdolhamid AAS McGill University Canada Research Chair in Bio-inspired Hierarchical Multifunctional Metamaterials NSERC Tier 2 New
Auclair, Karine  McGill University Canadian Research Chair in Antimicrobials and Green Enzymes  CIHR Tier 1 New
Bagot, Rosemary C McGill University Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neurogenomics CIHR Tier 2 New
Bennett, Elena M McGill University Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Science NSERC Tier 1 New
Bernhardt, Boris C McGill University Canada Research Chair in Cognitive neuroinformatics of healthy and diseased brains CIHR Tier 2 New
Blain-Moraes, Stefanie  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology CIHR Tier 2 New
Brackett, David  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Popular Music and Society SSHRC Tier 1 New
Buckeridge, David L McGill University Canada Research Chair in Population Health Informatics CIHR Tier 1 New
Chevrier, Jonathan  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Public Health CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Cowan, Nicolas B McGill University Canada Research Chair in Planetary Climate NSERC Tier 2 New
Delormier, Treena  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Indigenous nutrition, and food sovereignty CIHR Tier 2 New
Fox-Decent, Evan T McGill University Canada Research Chair in Cosmopolitan Law and Justice SSHRC Tier 1 New
Geoffroy, Marie-Claude  MCG McGill University Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention  CIHR Tier 2 New
Haggard, Daryl  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics NSERC Tier 2 New
Hirose, Iwao  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Value theory and the philosophy of public policy SSHRC Tier 1 New
Jabado, Nada  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Oncology CIHR Tier 1 New
Jodoin, Sébastien  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Transnational Environmental Governance SSHRC Tier 2 New
Klorman, Edward  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Musical Analysis and Performance SSHRC Tier 2 New
Lin, Jessica C McGill University Canada Research Chair in Partial Differential Equations and Probability NSERC Tier 2 New
Liu, Yajing  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Earthquake Seismology NSERC Tier 2 New
Lomber, Stephen SG McGill University Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development CIHR Tier 1 New
Maheu-Giroux, Mathieu  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Population Health Modeling CIHR Tier 2 New
McKeague, Maureen MM McGill University Canada Research Chair in Genomic Chemistry CIHR Tier 2 New
Menzies, Richard (Dick)  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Tuberculosis research CIHR Tier 1 New
Multhaup, Gerhard  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Molecular Pharmacology CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
Plant, David V McGill University Canada Research Chair in Optical Fiber Communications Systems NSERC Tier 1 New
Racine, Sarah E McGill University Canada Research Chair in Eating Disorders CIHR Tier 2 New
Rice, Kathleen F McGill University Canada Research Chair in Medical Anthropology of Primary Health Care SSHRC Tier 2 New
Sleiman, Hanadi F McGill University Canada Research Chair in DNA Nanoscience NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Tabrizian, Maryam  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine CIHR Tier 1 New
Tal, Eran  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Data Ethics SSHRC Tier 2 New
Titone, Debra  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Language and Multilingualism SSHRC Tier 1 New
Wright, David  McGill University Canada Research Chair in History of Health Policy SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Zatorre, Robert  McGill University Canada Research Chair in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience CIHR Tier 1 New
Gonzalez, Andrea  McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Family Health and Preventive Interventions CIHR Tier 2 New
Klein, Alexander  McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Bertrand Russell and Crosscurrents of Early Analytic Philosophy SSHRC Tier 1 New
McDonald, Sarah D McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Maternal and Infant Health Promotion  CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Scott, Graham R McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Comparative and Environmental Physiology NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Whitlock, Richard  McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery CIHR Tier 2 New
Young, Marisa  McMaster University Canada Research Chair in Mental Health and Work-Life Transitions SSHRC Tier 2 New
Moore, Craig S Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Repair CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Ploughman, Michelle  Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Nelson, Charmaine A NSCAD University Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement SSHRC Tier 1 New
Lu, Ning  Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Future Communication Networks NSERC Tier 2 New
Robinson, Dylan  Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Simpson, Amber L Queen's University Canada Research Chair in  Biomedical Computing and Informatics CIHR Tier 2 New
Webber, Gregoire  Queen's University Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Allain, Kristi A St. Thomas University Canada Research Chair in Physical Culture and Social Engagement SSHRC Tier 2 New
Carlsten, Christopher  The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Mizumoto, Kota  The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurobiology NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Oliffe, John L The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Men's Health Promotion CIHR Tier 1 New
Plan, Yaniv YP The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Data Science NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Renneckar, Scott H The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Advanced Renewable Materials NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Tran, Martino  The University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in Computational Urban Science and Planning NSERC Tier 2 New
Ansari, Daniel  The University of Western Ontario Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning  CIHR Tier 1 New
Bansal, Tima  The University of Western Ontario Canada Research Chair in Business for Sustainable Development SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Duerden, Emma EGD The University of Western Ontario Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience & Learning Disorders CIHR Tier 2 New
Fenesi, Barbara BF The University of Western Ontario Canada Research Chair in The Science of Learning SSHRC Tier 2 New
MacDonald, Penny A The University of Western Ontario Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Yi, Grace Y The University of Western Ontario Canada Research Chair in Data Science NSERC Tier 1 New
Benoit-Otis, Marie-Hélène  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Musique et politique SSHRC Tier 2 New
Bouchard, Maryse  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Les contaminants environnementaux et la santé des populations CIHR Tier 2 New
Bruneau, Julie  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair on Integrated Care for People who Use Drugs CIHR Tier 1 New
Dube, Marie-Pierre  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Precision Medicine Data Analysis CIHR Tier 1 New
Esposito, Tonino  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Social Services for Vulnerable Children SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Gallagher, Anne  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Clinical Child Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging CIHR Tier 2 New
Hlavacek-Larrondo, Julie  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics of Black Holes NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Karsenti, Thierry  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in numérique en éducation SSHRC Tier 1 Renewal
Khan, Aarlenne Z Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Vision, attention and action CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Lordkipanidzé, Marie  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Platelets as biomarkers and vectors of neuroactive agents CIHR Tier 2 New
Montambeault, Françoise  Université de Montréal Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la participation et la
citoyenneté
SSHRC Tier 2 New
Potvin, Louise  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Approches communautaires et inégalités de santé  CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
Quach-Thanh , Caroline  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Infection Prevention and Control: from Hospital to Community CIHR Tier 1 New
Rossignol, Elsa  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of epilepsy CIHR Tier 2 New
Thomaszewski, Bernhard  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Computational Design for Digital Manufacturing NSERC Tier 2 New
Zhu, Julian  Université de Montréal Canada Research Chair in Polymeric Biomaterials NSERC Tier 1 New
Abou Elela, Sherif  Université de Sherbrooke Canada Research Chair in RNA Biology and Cancer Genomics CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
Lebel, Karina  Université de Sherbrooke Canada Research Chair in Biomechanical Movement Signature to Better Understand and Reduce Disability NSERC Tier 2 New
Lemelin, Myriam  Université de Sherbrooke Canada Research Chair in Northern and Planetary Geological Remote Sensing NSERC Tier 2 New
Sarret, Philippe  Université de Sherbrooke Canada Research Chair in Chaire de recherche du canada en neurophysiopharmacologie de la douleur chronique CIHR Tier 1 Renewal
Frozzini, Jorge JF Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Canada Research Chair in Communication interculturelle et technologies de gestion en contexte pluraliste SSHRC Tier 2 New
Gaboury, Sébastien SG Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Canada Research Chair in intelligence ambiante pour la reconnaissance d’activités en contexte multi-résidents NSERC Tier 2 New
Saeidi, Ali A Université du Québec à Chicoutimi prévision et prévention des risques liés aux aléas
hydrogéotechniques 
NSERC Tier 2 New
Boukala, Mouloud  Université du Québec à Montréal Canada Research Chair in Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les médias, les handicaps et les (auto)représentations SSHRC Tier 2 New
Collin, Simon  Université du Québec à Montréal Canada Research Chair in Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l'équité numérique en éducation SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Gagnon, Jean-François  Université du Québec à Montréal Canada Research Chair in Le déclin cognitif dans le vieillissement pathologique CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Lavoie, Kim L Université du Québec à Montréal Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Medicine CIHR Tier 1 New
Plante, Isabelle  Université du Québec à Montréal Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les différences de genre
à l'école
SSHRC Tier 2 New
Trudel, Gisèle  Université du Québec à Montréal Canada Research Chair in Arts, écotechnologies et changements climatiques SSHRC Tier 2 New
Berteaux, Dominique  Université du Québec à Rimouski Canada Research Chair in biodiversité nordique NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Gilbert-Ouimet, Mahée MGO Université du Québec à Rimouski Chaire de recherche du Canada sur le sexe et le genre en
santé au travail
CIHR Tier 2 New
Harton, Marie-Eve  Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada Research Chair in histoire des dynamiques de population au Québec (19e et 20e siècles). SSHRC Tier 2 New
Shahgaldi, Samaneh  Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada Research Chair in lignin-based fuel cells NSERC Tier 2 New
St-Jean, Étienne  Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada Research Chair in sur la carrière entrepreneuriale SSHRC Tier 2 New
Basile, Suzy Isabelle SIB Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Canada Research Chair in Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les enjeux relatifs aux femmes autochtones SSHRC Tier 2 New
Blais, Caroline  Université du Québec en Outaouais Canada Research Chair in Cognitive and Social Vision NSERC Tier 2 New
Bolduc, Jonathan  Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Musique et apprentissages / Music and Learning SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Breton, Sylvie SB Université Laval Canada Research Chair in in Epithelial Dynamics of Kidney and Reproductive Organs CIHR Tier 1 New
Lavoie-Cardinal, Flavie FLC Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanoscopy of Cellular Plasticity NSERC Tier 2 New
Létourneau Montminy, Marie-Pierre  Université Laval

Canada Research Chair on Sustainable Animal Protein Production

NSERC Tier 2 New
Morin, Jean-Frédéric  Université Laval Canada Research Chair in économie politique internationale SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Taché, Karine  Université Laval Canada Research Chair in archéologie biomoléculaire SSHRC Tier 2 New
Vaneeckhaute, Céline CV Université Laval Canada Research Chair in resource recovery and bio-products engineering  NSERC Tier 2 New
Villarreal Aguilar, Juan Carlos  Université Laval Canada Research Chair in in genomics and metabolomics of the symbiosis between tropical plants and microbes NSERC Tier 2 New
Witteman, Holly  Université Laval Canada Research Chair in Human-Centred Digital Health (Santé numérique axée sur les personnes) CIHR Tier 2 New
Cao, Bo  University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Computational Psychiatry CIHR Tier 2 New
Chen, Lingyun  University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Plant Protein, Structure Function and Nutraceutical Delivery NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Field, Catherine J University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Human Nutrition and Metabolism CIHR Tier 1 New
Gaudet, Janice C University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Metis Kinship and Land-based Wellness/Rapport relationnels SSHRC Tier 2 New
Green, Stephanie  University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Global Change Ecology and Conservation NSERC Tier 2 New
Peers, Danielle L University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Disability and Movement Cultures SSHRC Tier 2 New
Pituskin, Edith  University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Chronicity CIHR Tier 2 New
Ussher, John R University of Alberta Canada Research Chair in Pharmacotherapy of Energy Metabolism in Obesity CIHR Tier 2 New
Black, Kerry  University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge, Engineering & Sustainable
Communities 
NSERC Tier 2 New
Cuthbert, Colleen A University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Patient and Family Centered Cancer Survivorship CIHR Tier 2 New
Dong, Tao  University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Molecular Ecology of Waterborne Microbes NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Emery, Carolyn A University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Concussion CIHR Tier 1 New
Hirota, Simon A University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Host-Microbe Interactions and Chronic Disease CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Lai, Larissa  University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
MacCallum, Justin L University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Biomolecular Structure and Design CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Piers, Warren  University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in the Mechanisms of Homogeneous Catalysis NSERC Tier 1 Renewal
Stadnyk, Tricia A University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Modelling NSERC Tier 2 New
Starblanket, Gina GS University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Politics of Decolonization SSHRC Tier 2 New
Zwicker, Jennifer D University of Calgary Canada Research Chair in Disability Policy for Children and Youth CIHR Tier 2 New
DeVries, Trevor J University of Guelph Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Leween, Jackson, Two Bears  University of Lethbridge Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology  SSHRC Tier 2 New
Afifi, Tracie  O. University of Manitoba Canada Research Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience CIHR Tier 1 New
Erol Kantarci, Melike M. University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Enabled Next-Generation Wireless Networks NSERC Tier 2 New
McGuire-Adams, Tricia D University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin/Good Health Sovereignties CIHR Tier 2 New
Newman, Stephen SGN University of Ottawa Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Catalysis NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Ansloos, Jeffrey JA University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Life Promotion and Social Action on Suicide SSHRC Tier 2 New
Aubert, Isabelle  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Brain Repair and Regeneration CIHR Tier 1 New
Azimi, Gisele  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Urban Mining Innovations NSERC Tier 2 New
Barense, Morgan D University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Brown, Hilary K University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Disability and Reproductive Health CIHR Tier 2 New
Burchell, Ann N University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention CIHR Tier 2 New
Chan, Arthur W. H. University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Health NSERC Tier 2 New
Drout, Maria R University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Time-Domain and Multimessenger Astrophysics NSERC Tier 2 New
Duncan, Katherine  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Memory Modulation CIHR Tier 2 New
Emon, Anver M University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Islamic Law and History SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Haibe-Kains, Benjamin  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Computational Pharmacogenomics CIHR Tier 2 New
Herrmann, Bjorn BH University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Auditory Aging CIHR Tier 2 New
Kang, Sonia K University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Diversity and Inclusion SSHRC Tier 2 New
Katz, Larissa  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Private Law Theory SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal
Lefebvre, Julie L University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neural Circuitry CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Maghbouleh, Neda  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity SSHRC Tier 2 New
Mehri Dehnavi, Maryam  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Parallel and Distributed Computing NSERC Tier 2 New
Mishra, Sharmistha  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modeling and Program Science CIHR Tier 2 New
Murphy, Michelle  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Science and Technology Studies and Environmental Data Justice SSHRC Tier 1 New
O'Brien, Catherine Adell University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Translational Research in Colorectal Cancer CIHR Tier 2 New
Roorda, Matthew J University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Freight Transportation and Logistics NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Salmena, Leonardo  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation in Cancer CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Simpson, Myrna J University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biogeochemistry of Soil NSERC Tier 1 New
Smylie, Janet K University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Advancing Generative Health Services for Indigenous Populations in Canada CIHR Tier 1 New
Tan, Darrell HS University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in HIV Prevention and STI Research CIHR Tier 2 New
Thavendiranathan, Paaladinesh  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Cardio-Oncology CIHR Tier 2 New
To, Teresa  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Asthma CIHR Tier 1 New
Voineskos, Aristotle N University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Neuroimaging of Schizophrenia CIHR Tier 2 Renewal
Widger, Kimberley  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care CIHR Tier 2 New
Yudin, Andrei K University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Medicine by Design NSERC Tier 1 New
Zovkic, Iva  University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Behavioural epigenetics CIHR Tier 2 New
Hunt, Sarah E University of Victoria Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology SSHRC Tier 2 New
Golab, Lukasz  University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Data for Good NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Schipper, Derek J University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Organic Material Synthesis NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Strack, Maria  University of Waterloo Canada Research Chair in Ecosystems and Climate NSERC Tier 2 Renewal
Xu, Shijing  University of Windsor Canada Research Chair in International and Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Education SSHRC Tier 2 Renewal