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Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chairs Program was launched by the federal government in 2000 to help Canadian universities attract and retain the world’s best researchers. McMaster University has been allocated 69 Canada Research Chairs, the third highest number of Chairs allocated in the province of Ontario and the ninth highest in Canada. Our University currently boasts 62 Canada Research Chairholders.

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Sonia Anand

  • Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Tier 1 - 2011-04-01

Paul W. Ayers

  • Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Tier 2 - 2002-10-01 Renewed: 2007-10-01

Sigal Balshine

  • Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Behavioural Ecology
  • Tier 2 - 2006-03-01 Renewed: 2011-10-01

Patrick Bennett

  • Canada Research Chair in Vision Science
  • Tier 1 - 2001-07-01

Mohit Bhandari

  • Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes
  • Tier 2 - 2004-09-01

Mick Bhatia

  • Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology
  • Tier 1 - 2006-10-01

Gianluigi A. Botton

  • Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials
  • Tier 1 - 2009-08-01

Michael Boyle

  • Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Child Health
  • Tier 1 - 2003-07-01 Renewed: 2010-07-01

John D. Brennan

  • Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Tier 1 - 2011-11-01

Megan Brickley

  • Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease
  • Tier 1 - 2010-04-01

Daniel L. Coleman

  • Canada Research Chair in Critical Ethnicity and Race Studies
  • Tier 2 - 2001-01-01

Deborah J. Cook

  • Canada Research Chair of Research Transfer in Intensive Care
  • Tier 1 - 2001-07-01

Brian Coombes

  • Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis

Walter Craig

  • Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Analysis and its Applications
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

Katherine Cuff

  • Canada Research Chair in Public Economic Theory
  • Tier 2 - 2009-11-01

Tim Davidson

  • Canada Research Chair in Communication Systems
  • Tier 2 - 2004-07-01

Philip DeCicca

  • Canada Research Chair in Public Economics
  • Tier 2 - 2010-07-01

M. Jamal Deen

  • Canada Research Chair in Information Technology
  • Tier 1 - 2001-07-01

Antoine Deza

  • Canada Research Chair in Combinatorial Optimization
  • Tier 2 - 2004-10-01 Renewed: 2009-09-01

Bradley Doble

  • Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Signaling
  • Tier 2 - 2007-04-01

Jonathan Draper

  • Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Lineage Commitment
  • Tier 2 - 2008-06-01

John Eikelboom

  • Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Tier 2 - 2004-09-01

Marie Elliot

  • Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics
  • Tier 2 - 2005-03-01

Qiyin Fang

  • Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics
  • Tier 2 - 2005-11-01

Cécile Fradin

  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biophysics
  • Tier 2 - 2001-11-01

Raja Ghosh

  • Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering
  • Tier 2 - 2005-03-01

Geoffrey Brian Golding

  • Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics
  • Tier 1 - 2002-07-01 Renewed: 2009-09-01

Nicholas J. Griffin

  • Canada Research Chair on Russell, Peace and the 20th Century
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

Rick Hackett

  • Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance
  • Tier 1 - 2003-10-01 Renewed: 2010-10-01

Catherine P.M. Hayward

  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Hemostasis
  • Tier 2 - 2001-01-01

Adam Hitchcock

  • Canadian Light Source-Canada Research Chair for Materials Analysis
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

Manel Jordana

  • Canada Research Chair in Immunobiology of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy
  • Tier 1 - 2002-07-01 Renewed: 2009-07-01

Catherine Kallin

  • Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Theory
  • Tier 1 - 2003-10-01 Renewed: 2010-10-01

Pavlos S. Kanaroglou

  • Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis
  • Tier 1 - 2002-01-01 Renewed: 2009-01-01

Thia Kirubarajan

  • Canada Research Chair in Information Fusion
  • Tier 2 - 2004-07-01 Renewed: 2009-09-01

Mark Larché

  • Canada Research Chair in Allergy and Immune Tolerance
  • Tier 1 - 2006-09-01

Yingfu Li

  • Canada Research Chair in Directed Evolution of Nucleic Acids
  • Tier 2 - 2001-01-01

Tom Maibaum

  • Canada Research Chair in the Foundations of Software Engineering
  • Tier 1 - 2004-10-01 Renewed: 2011-10-01

Maureen Markle-Reid

  • Canada Research Chair in Aging, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Interventions
  • Tier 2 - 2012-10-01

Stephen McBride

  • Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization
  • Tier 1 - 2010-07-01

David Meyre

  • Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology

Prashant Mhaskar

  • Canada Research Chair in Nonlinear and Fault Tolerant Control

Carmel Mothersill

  • Canada Research Chair in Radiobiology
  • Tier 1 - 2004-03-01

Yurij Mozharivskyj

  • Canada Research Chair in Solid State Chemistry of Responsive Materials
  • Tier 2 - 2006-06-01 Renewed: 2011-10-01

Parameswaran Nair

  • Canada Research Chair in Airway Inflammometry
  • Tier 2 - 2005-10-01

Aimee Nelson

  • Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Control
  • Tier 2 07-01-12

Natalia Nikolova

  • Canada Research Chair in High-Frequency Electromagnetics
  • Tier 2 - 2008-03-01

Geoffrey R. Norman

  • Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Dimensions of Clinical Expertise
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

Guillaume Paré

  • Canada Research Chair in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • Tier 2 - 2009-11-01

Robert H. Pelton

  • Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Technologies
  • Tier 1 - 2003-04-01

Hendrik Poinar

  • Canada Research Chair in Paleogenetics
  • Tier 2 - 2007-07-01 Renewed: 2012-03-01

Parminder Raina

  • Canada Research Chair in Geroscience

Peter L. Rosenbaum

  • Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability Research, Dissemination and Mentoring
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

M.D. Rutherford

  • Canada Research Chair in Social Perceptual Development
  • Tier 2 - 2007-04-01 Renewed: 2012-03-01

Ponnambalam (Ravi) Selvaganapathy

  • Canada Research Chair in Biomicrofluidics

Sheila Singh

  • Canada Research Chair in Human Cancer Stem Cell Biology
  • Tier 2 - 2007-07-01

Gregory F. Slater

  • Canada Research Chair in Environmental Isotope Biogeochemistry
  • Tier 2 - 2004-03-01 Renewed: 2009-03-01

Patrick U. Speissegger

  • Canada Research Chair in Model Theory
  • Tier 2 - 2003-06-01 Renewed: 2008-06-01

Gregory Steinberg

  • Canada Research Chair in Metabolism, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tier 2 - 2008-07-01

Michael Surette

  • Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research

Jeffrey Weitz

  • Canada Research Chair in Thrombosis
  • Tier 1 - 2001-04-01 Renewed: 2008-06-01

Timothy Whelan

  • Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research in Cancer
  • Tier 1 - 2001-04-01 Renewed: 2011-10-01

Kon Max Wong

  • Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing
  • Tier 1 - 2006-10-01

Christopher M. Wood

  • Canada Research Chair in Environment and Health
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

Gerard D. Wright

  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Studies of Antibiotics
  • Tier 1 - 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2008-01-01

Shiping Zhu

  • Canada Research Chair in Macromolecular Reaction Engineering
  • Tier 1 - 2013-06-01
  • (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Polymer Science & Engineering 2001-01-01;renewed 2006-01-01)