Canada Research Chairs

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

Bakker, Karen Jessica (Geography) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology – CRC webpage

Bergmann, Luke (Geography) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in GIS, Geospatial Big Data and Digital Geohumanities

Braund, Susanna (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair  in Latin Poetry and its Reception – CRC webpage

Byers, Michael (Political Science) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law – CRC webpage

Chaudhry, Ayesha (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice – CRC webpage

Ghaziani, Amin (Sociology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Sexuality and Urban Studies – CRC webpage

Hamlin, Kiley (Psychology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychology – CRC webpage

Hirsh, Elizabeth (Sociology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Law and Inequality – CRC webpage

Hoppmann, Christiane (Psychology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Adult Development and Health – CRC webpage

Hudson Kam, Carla (Linguistics) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Language Acquisition – CRC webpage

Jenkins, Carrie (Philosophy) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Philosophy – CRC webpage

Johnston, Richard (Political Science) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation – CRC webpage

Justice, Daniel (First Nations & Indigenous Studies) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture – CRC webpage

Koppes, Michele (Geography) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change – CRC webpage

Kunz, Nadja (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship – CRC webpage

Laffin, Christina (Asian Studies) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Premodern Japanese Literature & Culture – CRC webpage

Lightfoot, Sheryl (First Nations & Indigenous Studies) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics – CRC webpage

Muehlmann, Shaylih (Anthropology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Language, Culture, and the Environment – CRC webpage

Peck, Jamie (Geography) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy – CRC webpage

Pratt, Geraldine (Geography) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Transnationalism and Precarious Labour – CRC webpage

Ramankutty, Navin (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security – CRC webpage

Schmader, Toni (Psychology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology – CRC webpage

Trebbi, Francesco (Vancouver School of Economics) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Economics

Werker, Janet (Psychology) – Tier 1
Canada research Chair in Psychology – CRC webpage

Wylie, Alison (Philosophy) – Tier 1
Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of the Social and Historical Sciences – CRC webpage

Zhao, Jiaying (Psychology) – Tier 2
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability – CRC webpage