Canada Research Chairs
Memorial is home to 12 active Canada Research Chairs, with several nominations pending. Our Canada Research Chairs are held by some of our leading researchers in fields such as Aboriginal studies, marine bioscience, 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.
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.