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Canada Research Chairs

The federally funded Canada Research Chair program, launched in 2000, provides support in building Canada’s research capacity. The Canada Research Chairs program invests approximately $300 million per year toward research in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

UBC’s Okanagan campus currently has five Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, with the most recent being appointed in 2013, generating a total of nearly 4M in funding. Tier 2 Chairs are awarded to exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.

Philip AinsliePhilip Ainslie, Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology in Health and Disease
Tier 2 – Awarded 2011-05-01
Research involves: Using sophisticated imaging techniques to unravel the mechanisms that regulate how the brain regulates its blood supply in healthy people and in those with disease.


Canada Research ChairJeanette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy
Tier 2- Awarded 2013-08-01
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research involves: Documenting, categorizing and analyzing Okanagan Syilx oral language literature.


Canada Research ChairHeinz Bauschke, Canada Research Chair in Convex Analysis and Optimization
Tier 2 - Awarded 2006-08-01
Renewed: 2011-10-01
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research involves: Using convex analysis and optimization to investigate projection methods.


Canada Research ChairSusan J. Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry
Tier 2 – Awarded 2005-10-01
Renewed: 2011-10-01
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research involves: Identifying compounds produced by plants that influence brain function.


Canada Research ChairBarbara Pesut, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity
Tier 2 – Awarded 2010-06-01
Research involves: Developing treatment approaches for quality end-of-life health care across Canada’s diverse socio-cultural and geographic spectrum.

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