The Canada research chairs (CRC) program is committed to excellence in research and research training. Trent University shares this commitment and boasts a significant number of highly engaged CRCs.
The CRC program seeks to:
- Strengthen research excellence in Canada
- Increase the country’s research capacity by attracting and retaining the best researchers
- Improve the training of highly qualified personnel through research
- Improve universities' capacity to generate and apply new knowledge
- Promote the best possible use of research resources through strategic institutional planning and collaboration among institutions and between sectors.
Trent University Canada Research Chairs
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Study of the Canadian North
Research interests: Modern Canadian and circumpolar history; political studies; military history / war and society; and Indigenous-state relations in Canada
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Wildlife Conservation
Research interests: Population dynamics and behavioural ecology, predation, parasitism and herbivory, conservation biology and wildlife management
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Community-Partnered Social Justice
Research interests: Social inequality; poverty; youth homelessness; youth justice; child welfare; education; "youth at risk"; youth mental health; higher education research impact and community-academic research collaborations
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture and the Environment
Research interests: The politics of infrastructure, critical making and research-creation processes, and feminist STS. She has published on topics ranging from geoengineering, knitting software, Moore’s Law, urban agriculture, and glitch aesthetics.
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Environmental Geosciences
Research interests: Carbon sequestration and tailings management, natural analogues for carbon mineralization, and geobiological approaches to carbon management
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Environmental Archaeology
Research interests: Archaeological science, stable isotopes, paleoecology, environmental archaeology, human-environment interactions, bone chemistry, paleo diet, domestication and animal husbandry, Arctic, Peru, Chile
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care Work, Ethnicity, Race and Aging Professor, Political Studies
Research interests: Caregiving, arts-based research, community-based participatory research, policy and immigration.
CRC Vacancies at Trent
There are currently no CRC vacancies.
Trent's Past CRCs
- Julian Aherne, Environmental Modelling
- James Conolly, Archaeological Studies
- Céline Guéguen, Aquatic Sciences and Biogeochemistry
- Eric Helleiner, International Political Economy
- Marrie Mumford, Aboriginal Arts and Literatures
- Bryan Palmer, Canadian Studies
- Davide Panagia, Cultural Studies
- James Parker, Emotion and Health
- Mehdi Sharifi, Sustainable Agriculture
- Mark Skinner, Rural Aging, Health and Social Care
- Aaron Slepkov, Physics of Biomaterials
- Brad White, Conservation Genetics and Biodiversity
- Carol Williams, Feminist and Gender Studies
- Paul Wilson, DNA Profiling, Functional Genomics and Forensic Sciences
Learn more about the CRC program.
CRC Standard Operating Procedures: Standard Operating Procedures for Allocating Canada Research Chairs at Trent and Standard Operating Procedures for Nominating Canada Research Chairs at Trent