New and renewed Canada Research Chairs pursue excellence in academia

March 13, 2024—Ottawa, Ontario

Researchers across the country tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges related to the environment, housing, health and healing practices, technological innovations, and international relations. Investments in research help drive new discoveries that inform evidence-based public policy and positively impact Canadians for generations to come.

Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport, and Lieutenant of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced a significant investment of more than $191 million to support 230 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 50 postsecondary research institutions across Canada. The Canada Foundation for Innovation, a program partner, is investing close to $9 million in additional funds through its John R. Evans Leaders Fund to support the research infrastructure needs of 40 Canada Research Chairs at 22 institutions. These investments result from the consistent annual funding allocated to the Canada Research Chairs Program.

This latest group of Canada Research Chairs exemplifies research excellence in a wide range of disciplines. These include healthy aging, sustainable buildings and communities, nanomedicine, climate change risk and resilience, Indigenous history and policy, agriculture, cybersecurity, religious diversity and social change, Canadian migration policy, and social entrepreneurship, among several others.


“Researchers strive to contribute to building a better, healthier and more diverse society. The Canada Research Chairs Program is essential in this quest as it supports innovators, forward-thinkers and creators across the country as they work tirelessly to shape a brighter future for Canadians. Congratulations to the new and renewed Canada Research Chairs in this cycle. We are eagerly waiting to follow your research journeys.”

Ted Hewitt
President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Chair, Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat Steering Committee

“The Canada Foundation for Innovation contributes to the Canada Research Chairs Program by helping fund the cutting-edge facilities and equipment that will enable these excellent researchers to succeed in their important work for the benefit of all Canadians.”

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

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