Active Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development.

Memorial is home to 17 active Canada Research Chairs, with several nominations pending. Our Canada Research Chairs are held by some of our leading researchers in fields such as Ethnomusicology, ocean mapping 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.

Tier 1 Chairs

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

Dr. Harris Berger, Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology

Dr. Octavia Dobre, Canada Research Chair in Ubiquitous Connectivity

Dr. Michael Leitges, Canada Research Chair in Cell Signaling and Translational Medicine

Dr. Uta Passow, Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanographic Processes

Dr. John Schouten, Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise

Dr. Sue Ziegler, Canada Research Chair in Boreal Biogeochemistry

Tier 2 Chairs

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. Touati Benoukraf, Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine

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

Dr. John Jamieson, Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology

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

Dr. Hai Nguyen, Canada Research Chair in Health Policy Evaluation and Health Care Sustainability

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

Dr. Heather Reader, Canada Research Chair in Chemistry of the Ocean and Atmosphere

Dr. Katleen Robert, Canada Research Chair in Ocean Mapping

Dr. Nicholas Welch, Canada Research Chair in Change, Adaptation and Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

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

Dr. Baiyu (Helen) Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering