Canada Research Chairs
The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) is home to nine prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRCs). A federal government initiative, the CRC program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. It invests approximately $295 million per year to attract and retain a diverse cadre of world-class researchers, and to reinforce academic research and training excellence in Canadian postsecondary institutions.
There are two types of Canada Research Chair positions: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tenable for seven years and renewable once, Tier 1 chairs are reserved for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 chair, the institution receives $200,000 annually for seven years. Tier 2 chairs are tenable for five years and renewable once. They are reserved for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 chair, the institution receives $100,000 annually for five years.
Our FEAS researchers have been awarded CRCs for their aims to improve Canada’s depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen our international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work.