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McGill garners 19 Canada Research Chairs and more than $17 million in funding
Date:9/23/2009

This release is available in French.

Nineteen McGill University researchers exploring issues from biomaterials to global climate change to advanced mathematics are among the 181 newly appointed or renewed Canada Research Chairs announced September 23 by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology.)

McGill received nine Tier-1 and 10 Tier-2 Chairs, including 11 renewals, for a total of $17,600,000, the largest amount received by any Canadian university this year. Additionally, the Canada Foundation for Innovation is investing more than $750,000 to fund research infrastructure essential to the work done by six of those Chairs.

"McGill is very grateful to the Canada Research Chairs program for this important funding," said Denis Thrien, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) at McGill University. "We are attracting top talent to our University through the CRC program, bringing in a generation of researchers who are advancing discovery and innovation in exciting new directions."

Minister Goodyear announced an investment of $159.1 million to fund 181 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) from 45 universities across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is also contributing $7.4 million to support research infrastructure essential to the work being performed by 46 of the chairholders.

"Canada's government is investing in science and technology to strengthen the economy, improve Canadians' quality of life and create the jobs of tomorrow - today," said Minister Goodyear. "The Canada Research Chairs Program helps attract and retain the best researchers from the country and around the world to Canadian universities, which has direct benefits for our communities."

The Government of Canada created the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program in 2000 to establish 2,000 research professorships across the country by 2008, with the aim of making Canada one of the world's top five countries for research and development. Since then, McGill has used its CRCs to recruit an exceptional group of international researchers as well as to repatriate a number of outstanding Canadian and Qubcois researchers from postings abroad.

McGILL'S LATEST CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS:

Amabili, Marco
Canada Research Chair in Vibrations and
New Fluid-structure Interaction
Tier 1 (New)
$1,400,000

Barralet, Jake E.
Canada Research Chair in Osteoinductive Biomaterials
Tier 2 (Renewal)
$500,000

Berghuis, Albert M.
Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology
Tier 1 (Renewal)
$1,400,000

Bushnell, Catherine M.
Canada Research Chair in Clinical Pain Research
Tier 1 (New)
$1,400,000

Chen, Brian E.
Canada Research Chair in Neural Circuit Formation
Tier 2 (New)
$500,000

Clerk, Aashish
Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Mesoscopic Physics
Tier 2 (Renewal)
$500,000

Davidson, Russell
Canada Research Chair in Economics
Tier 1 (Renewal)
$1,400,000

Fried, Eliot
Canada Research Chair in Interfacial and Defect Mechanics
Tier 1 (Renewal)
$1,400,000

Gonzalez, Andrew
Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity
Tier 2 (Renewal)
$500,000

Greer, Allan R.
Canada Research Chair in Colonial North America
Tier 1 (New)
$1,400,000

Manderson, Desmond R. A.
Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse
Tier 1 (Renewal)
$1,400,000

Miasnikov, Alexei
Canada Research Chair in Algebra
Tier 1 (Renewal)
$1,400,000

Nadeau, Jay Louise
Canada Research Chair in Nanocellular Neuroscience
Tier 2 (Renewal)
$500,000

Nilsson, Tommy J.
Canada Research Chair in Proteomics and
Systems Medicine
Tier 1 (New)
$1,400,000

Piccirillo, Ciriaco A.
Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Lymphocytes of
the Immune System
Tier 2 (Renewal)
$500,000

Servio, Phillip D.
Canada Research Chair in Gas Hydrates
$500,000

Son, Seok-Woo
Canada Research Chair in Global Climate Variability
and Change
Tier 2 (New)
$500,000

Wagner, Michael
Canada Research Chair in Speech and Language Processing
Tier 2 (New)
$500,000

Young, Jason C.
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Chaperones
Tier 2 (Renewal)
$500,000


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Contact: Mark Shainblum
mark.shainblum@mcgill.ca
514-398-2189
McGill University
Source:Eurekalert

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