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Canada Research Chairs

Memorial is home to 15 active Canada Research Chairs, held by some of our leading researchers in fields such as Aboriginal studies and marine bioscience, environmental science, and neuroscience and brain repair.

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

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

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. Alex Bihlo, Canada Research Chair in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Dr. Mario Blaser, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies

Dr. Valerie Booth, Canada Research Chair Proteomics

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

Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity

Dr. John Jamieson, Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology

Dr. Craig S. Moore, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Repair

Dr. Michelle Ploughman, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery

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. Benjamin Zendel, Canada Research Chair in Aging and Auditory Neuroscience

Dr. Susan Ziegler, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science