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Canada Research Chairs

Memorial is home to 13 active Canada Research Chairs, held by some of our leading researchers in fields such as traditional music/ehtnomusicology to aboriginal studies and marine bioscience.

The Canada Research Chairs Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence.

The Chairs Program offers Memorial an opportunity to strengthen its research culture, infrastructure and reputation by retaining outstanding researchers and recruiting new faculty members with exceptional research records.

Senior Chairs (Tier 1)

Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.

Dr. Beverley A. Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Traditional Music/Ethnomusicology

Dr. William R. Driedzic, Canada Research Chair in Marine Bioscience

Dr. Paul G. Mezey, Canada Research Chair in Scientific Modelling and Simulation

Dr. Thomas I. Michalak, Canada Research Chair in Viral Hepatitis/Immunology


Junior Chairs (Tier 2)

Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

Dr. Mario Blaser, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies

Dr. Valerie Booth, Canada Research Chair Proteomics

Dr. Qiying Chen, Canada Research Chair in Photonics

Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Canada Research Chair in Natural Resource Sustainability and Community Development

Dr. Duncan McIlroy, Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geoscience/ Geotechnology

Dr. Matthew L. Rise, Canada Research Chair in Marine Biotechnology

Dr. Lev Tarasov, Canada Research Chair in Glacial Dynamics Modelling

Dr. Gerard E. Van Herk, Canada Research Chair in Regional Language and Oral Text

Dr. Susan Ziegler, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science