Canada Research Chairs

In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2,000 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country. The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds.

Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work.


To learn more about Lakehead's and the Canada Research Chair Program's commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), please visit our EDI in Research webpages and our CRC Program-specific EDI webpage.


You may also like to review Lakehead University's CRC Strategic Research Plan Summary document and our extended Institutional Strategic Research Plan


Lakehead University Canada Research Chairs: