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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 72 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 69 researchers who hold a Canada Research Chair. Information and documents related to the management of McMaster University Canada Research Chair allocations and the University's commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion can be found here. 

Canada Research Chairs

Sonia Anand

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

Ali Ashkar

  • Canada Research Chair in Natural immunity and NK cell function
  • Tier 1: 2014-04-01

Paul Ayers

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

Sara Bannerman

  • Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance
  • Tier 2: 2016-05-01

Patrick Bennett

  • Canada Research Chair in Vision Science
  • Tier 1: 2001-07-01, Renewed: 2008-07-01

Mohit Bhandari

  • Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes
  • Tier 1: 2015-01-01

Mick Bhatia

  • Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology
  • Tier 1: 2006-10-01, Renewed: 2013-11-01

Gianluigi A. Botton

  • Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials
  • Tier 1: 2009-08-01, Renewed: 2016-09-01

Dawn Bowdish

  • Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity
  • Tier 2: 2014-09-01

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

Eric Brown

  • Canada Research Chair in Microbial Chemical Biology
  • Tier 1: 2013-10-01

Catherine Connelly

  • Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour
  • Tier 2 - 2013-07-01

Deborah J. Cook

  • Canada Research Chair of Research Transfer in Intensive Care
  • Tier 1 - 2001-07-01, Renewed: 2016-02-01

Brian Coombes

  • Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis
  • Tier 2: 2011-10-01, Renewed: 2016-02-01

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, Renewed: 2014-11-01

M. Jamal Deen

  • Canada Research Chair in Information Technology
  • Tier 1: 2001-07-01, Renewed: 2015-04-01

Jonathan Draper

  • Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Lineage Commitment
  • Tier 2: 2008-06-01, Renewed: 2013 - 06 - 01

Rick Hackett

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

Megumi Harada

  • Canada Research Chair in Equivariant Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry
  • Tier 2: 2013-12-01

Todd Hoare

  • Canada Research Chair in Engineered Smart Materials
  • Tier 2

Catherine Kallin

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

Michelle Kho

  • Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Rehabilitation and Knowledge Translation
  • Tier 2: 2013-07-01

Younggy Kim

  • Canada Research Chair in Water and Health
  • Tier 2: 2015-01-01

Mark Larché

  • Canada Research Chair in Allergy and Immune Tolerance
  • Tier 1: 2006-09-01, Renewed: 2013-11-01

John N. Lavis

  • Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems
  • Tier 1: 2015-01-01

Vladimir Ljubibic

  • Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Plasticity in Health and Disease
  • Tier 2: 2014

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, Renewed: 2017-07-01

Sarah McDonald

  • Canada Research Chair in Maternal and Child Obesity Prevention and Intervention
  • Tier 2: 2015-01-01

Paul McNicholas

  • Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics
  • Tier 1: 2015-10-01

David Meyre

  • Canada Research Chair in
  • Tier 2: 2015

Prashant Mhaskar

  • Canada Research Chair in Nonlinear and Fault Tolerant Control
  • Tier 2: 2011-04-01, Renewed: 2016-04-01

Carmel Mothersill

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

Shinya Nagasaki

  • Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Tier 1: 2012-04-01

Aimee Nelson

  • Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Control
  • Tier 2: 2012-07-01

Natalia Nikolova

  • Canada Research Chair in High-Frequency Electromagnetics
  • Tier 2: 2008-03-01, Renewed: 2013-03-01

Guillaume Paré

  • Canada Research Chair in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • Tier 2: 2009-11-01, Renewed: 2014-11-01

Robert H. Pelton

  • Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Technologies
  • Tier 1: 2003-04-01, Renewed: 2017-04-01

Parminder Raina

  • Canada Research Chair in Geroscience
  • Tier 1: 2010-10-01

Graham Scott

  • Canada Research Chair in Comparative and Environmental Physiology
  • Tier 2: 2015-01-01

Ponnambalam (Ravi) Selvaganapathy

  • Canada Research Chair in Biomicrofluidics
  • Tier 2: 2011-04-01 , Renewed: 2016-04-01

Hsien Seow

  • Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation
  • Tier 2: 2015-04-01

Heather Sheardown

  • Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmic Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems
  • Tier 1: 2014-10-01

Sheila Singh

  • Canada Research Chair in Human Cancer Stem Cell Biology
  • Tier 2: 2007-07-01, Renewed: 2012-07-01

Deborah Sloboda

  • Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Programming
  • Tier 2: 2012-04-01, Renewed: 2017-04-01

Leyla Soleymani

  • Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices
  • Tier 2

Gregory Steinberg

  • Canada Research Chair in Metabolism, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tier 2: 2008-07-01, Renewed: 2013-11-01

Michael Surette

  • Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research

Eva Szabo

  • Canada Research Chair in Metabolism in Human Stem Cells and Cancer Development
  • Tier 2: 2013-04-01

Brian Timmons

  • Canada Research Chair in

John Valliant

  • Tier 1: 2016-07-01

Elena Verdú

  • Canada Research Chair in Inflammation, Microbiota and Nutrition
  • Tier 2: 2011-10-01, Renewed: 2016-11-01

Jeffrey Weitz

  • Canada Research Chair in Thrombosis
  • Tier 1: 2001-04-01, Renewed: 2016-02-01

Timothy Whelan

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

Christine Wilson

  • Canada Research Chair in Extragalactic Star Formation
  • Tier 1: 2016-05-01

Gerard D. Wright

  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Studies of Antibiotics
  • Tier 1: 2001-01-01 Renewed: 2015-04-01

Shiping Zhu

  • Canada Research Chair in Macromolecular Reaction Engineering
  • Tier 1: 2013-06-01