Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs program helps universities to attract and retain the best talent from around the world, assisting universities like the University of Victoria to achieve research excellence in natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.

Chairholders advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, not only through their own work, but also by teaching and supervising students and coordinating the work of other researchers.

UVic currently holds 38 Canada Research Chairs:

Name

Tier

Chair title

Granting council

Research discipline

Gautam Awatramani

2

Synaptic Physiology

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Neuroscience

Magdalena Bazalova 2 Medical Physics Natural Sciences and Engineering Physics
Neilesh Bose 2 Global and Comparative History Social Sciences and Humanities History

Martin Boulanger

2

Molecular Interactions and Structural Biology

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Biochemistry

John Borrows

Indigenous Law

Social Sciences and Humanities

Law

Margaret Cameron

2

Aristotelian Philosophy

Social Sciences and Humanities

Philosophy

Ravee Chittoor 2 Global Economy Social Sciences and Humanities Management, Business, Administrative Studies

Nedjib Djilali

1

Energy Systems Design and Computational Modelling

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Katherine Elvira 2 New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications Natural Sciences and Engineering Chemistry

Reuven Gordon

2

Nanoplasmonics

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aaron T.A. Gulliver

1

Advanced Wireless Communications

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Roberta Hamme

2

Ocean Carbon Dynamics 

Natural Sciences and Engineering 

Oceanography

Fraser Hof

2

Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Organic Chemistry

Clay Holroyd

2

Cognitive Neuroscience

Health

Psychology in SSH

Ben F. Koop

1

Genomics and Molecular Biology

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Genetics

Farouk Nathoo

2

Biostatistics for Spatial and High-Dimensional Data

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Statistics and Probability 

Edwin Nissen 2 Geophysics Natural Sciences and Engineering Geophysics

Ian F. Putnam

1

Operator Algebras and Dynamical Systems

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Pure Mathematics

Margaret-Anne Storey 

1

Visualization for Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Information Technology

Afzal Suleman

1

 Computational and Experimental Mechanics

Natural Sciences and Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering

Verena Tunnicliffe

1

Deep Ocean Research

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Oceanography

George Tzanetakis

 2

Computer Analysis of Audio and Music

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Information Technology

Karen Urbanoski 2 Substance Use, Addictions, and Health Services Research Canadian Institute of Health Research Mental and Behavioural Disorders

G. Cornelis "Case" Van Kooten

1

Environmental Studies and Climate

Social Sciences and Humanities

Economics

Stephanie Willerth

2

Biomedical Engineering

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Jeremy Wulff

2

Bioactive Small Molecule Synthesis

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Organic Chemistry

Xuekui Zhang 2 Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Natural Sciences and Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
PENDING APPROVAL 1 Canadian Institute of Health Research Neurosciences