Awards and Accolades

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

In 2008, the Government of Canada created a new permanent program to establish 20 prestigious research chairs–Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) in universities across the country.

The CERC program invests $28 million a year to attract and retain the world's most accomplished and promising minds and help Canada build a critical mass of expertise in the priority research areas of environmental sciences and technologies, natural resources and energy, health and related life sciences and technologies, and information and communication technologies.