Canada Research Chairs

About the Canada Research Chair program

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program  is a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) aimed at enhancing research excellence in Canada in the humanities, social sciences, health sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

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For more information on the program, contact Dylan Jones, Canada Research Chair Coordinator and Advisor, d.jones@uwinnipeg.ca.

Current Chairholders

UWinnipeg's eight Canada Research Chairs are world-class scientists and scholars from diverse backgrounds who are working on new discoveries and innovations that help our environment, health, communities, and economy thrive:

Dr. Jeff Martin (Awarded 2011, Renewed 2018)
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Fundamental Symmetries in Subatomic Physics.

Dr. Christopher Wiebe (Awarded 2012, Renewed 2017)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Discovery

Dr. Angela Failler (Awarded 2016, Renewed 2021)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory

Dr. Ryan Bullock (Awarded 2017)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Human-Environment Interactions

Dr. Jaime Cidro (Awarded 2018)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health & Culture

Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum (Awarded 2018)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People, History and Archives

Dr. Nora Casson (Awarded 2019)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Environmental Influences on Water Quality

Dr. Julie Nagam (Awarded 2019)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media

Past Chairholders

The University of Winnipeg is incredibly proud to have supported the following past Canada Research Chairs:

Dr. Jacques Tardif (Awarded 2002, Renewed 2007)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Dendrochronology

Dr. Tom Carter (Awarded 2003)
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Adaptation

Dr. Jennifer Brown (Awarded 2004)
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Peoples and Histories

Dr. Mavis Reimer (Awarded 2005, Renewed 2010)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Young People's Texts and Cultures

Dr. Dawn Sutherland (Awarded 2005, Renewed 2011)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Science Education in Cultural Contexts

Dr. Evelyn Peters (Awarded 2010)
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Inner-City Issues, Community Learning and Engagement

Dr. Charles Wong (Awarded 2008, Renewed 2013)
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ecotoxicology

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the CRC Program

UWinnipeg’s Employment Equity and Diversity Policy outlines our commitment to employing people without regard to ancestry, including colour and perceived race; nationality or national origin, religion or creed or religious belief, religious association or activity; age; sex, including pregnancy; gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and family status, source of income, political belief, physical or mental disability, or social disadvantage. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all.

Read all about our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the CRC Program, and watch for the University of Winnipeg Canada Research Chair Advertisements.

UWinnipeg’s CRC Allocation

The research areas for The University of Winnipeg’s CRC allocation are informed by our CRC-CFI (2020-2023) Strategic Research Plan, and summarized on the University of Winnipeg CRC Utilization Spreadsheet.