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York University has an increased number of Canada Research Chairs (CRC), as a result of a biannual chairs reallocation exercise by the CRC Secretariat to balance chair allocations with institutional success from the Tri-Council funding agencies.
The University received four new Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) chairs (two Tier I and two Tier II chairs). The decision is based on the amount of research funding received from the Tri-Council funding agencies in the three years prior to reallocation.
“I am pleased to report that York’s total allocation is now 34 chairs, with 19 SSHRC, 11 NSERC and four CIHR,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “This success highlights the impact that our researchers in the social sciences and humanities are having and the recognition that they are receiving, as a result of their growing success through increased engagement in research.”
The Canada Research Chairs program offers eligible Canadian degree-granting institutions the opportunity to nominate outstanding researchers for senior professorships in areas that will further the institution’s overall research priorities and enable them to maximize their contributions as centres of research and research training.
Canada Research Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. They strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, through their research, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers’ work.
There are two types of Canada Research Chairs:
Tier I Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier I Chair, the University receives $200,000 annually for seven years.
Tier II 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 II Chair, the University receives $100,000 annually for five years.
For more information, contact Ryan McCarthy, director of strategic & institutional research initiatives at email@example.com or ext. 22507.