MSFHR congratulates Canada Research Chairs

2 December 2010

Seven MSFHR Scholars and Trainees were named as Canada Research Chairs today, all of whom are making incredible contributions to their fields. A hearty congratulations to all new and renewed Chairs:

From Simon Fraser University

  • 2009 MSFHR Trainee Dr. Angela Kaida (NEW)
    Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • 2001 MSFHR Scholar Dr. Stephen Robinovitch (RENEWED)
    Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Mobility Biomechanics

From The University of British Columbia

  • 2007 MSFHR Scholar Dr. Jehannine Austin (NEW)
    Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genetics
  • 2006 MSFHR Scholar Dr. Steven Miller (NEW)
    Canada Research Chair in Neonatal Neuroscience
  • 2001 and 2006 MSFHR Scholar Dr. Marco Marra (NEW)
    Canada Research Chair in Genome Science
  • 2005 MSFHR Scholar Dr. Natalie Strynadka (NEW)
    Canada Research Chair in Antibiotic Biology and Medicine
  • 2004 MSFHR Trainee and 2007 Scholar Dr. Helen Tremlett (NEW)
    Canada Research Chair in Neuroepidemiology and Multiple Sclerosis

Canadian universities both nominate Canada Research Chairs and administer their funds. There are two types of Canada Research Chairs, Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 Chair, the university receives $200,000 annually for seven years.

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. For each Tier 2 Chair, the university receives $100,000 annually for five years.

Read more about the Canada Research Chairs Program.