Established by the Government of Canada in 2000, the Canada Research Chairs Program is committed to excellence in research and research training, and to ensuring equal access to opportunities for all qualified candidates. The CRCP invests up to $295 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
Tier 1 Chairs are awarded to outstanding researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 Chair, the University receives $200,000 annually for seven years.
Tier 2 Chairs are awarded to exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 Chair, the university receives $100,000 annually for five years.
Faculty of Arts Active CRC Chairholders
Bergmann, Luke (Geography) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in GIS, Geospatial Big Data and Digital Geohumanities
Brownlee, Kimberley (Philosophy) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political and Social Philosophy
Trebbi, Francesco (Vancouver School of Economics) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Economics