$113 million for 127 Canada Research Chairs

June 12, 2008

On behalf of the Ministry of Industry, Environment Minister John Baird announced on Tuesday an investment of $113 million for 127 Canada Research Chairs at 35 universities across the nation. 29 of the chairs are new appointments. The chair program is designed to attract national and international talent to help universities achieve research excellence in fields such as humanities, health sciences and engineering. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is also investing nearly $5 million to fund research infrastructure necessary for the investigations by 33 of the chairholders. CRC News Release