In celebration of 20th anniversary of CRC program, Canada invests $195M in 259 chairs

December 17, 2020
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Canada Research Chair program, Canada has announced an investment of $195M to support 259 new and renewed chairs at 47 institutions. The investment is complemented by nearly $14M in funding for research infrastructure provided to researchers through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Canada states that the total investment made in 2020 marks the program’s largest investment in a single calendar year. “For over 20 years, the Canada Research Chairs Program has been mobilizing Canada’s most esteemed academics to train and mentor the next generation of researchers and pursue groundbreaking research that responds to society’s economic, social and health needs,” said Navdeep Bains, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Congratulations to the new and renewed Canada Research Chairs! I look forward to seeing where your research and innovation leads us.” Canada (National)