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Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs Program By helping Canadian universities and their affiliated research institutes and hospitals become world-class centres of research and research training, the Chairs Program contributes to enhancing Canada's competitiveness in the global, knowledge-based economy, improving Canadians' health, and enriching our social and cultural life.

The Chairs Program also seeks to: strengthen research excellence in Canada and increase Canada'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 through collaboration among institutions and between sectors

Meet our Chairs:

​Available Chair Positions:

There are currently no postings for external competitions.

Standard Operating Procedures for Chairs:

Trent's Past Canada Research Chairs

  • 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
  • Brad White, Conservation Genetics and Biodiversity
  • Carol Williams, Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Paul Wilson, DNA Profiling, Functional Genomics and Forensic Sciences