UBCO Announces Four New Principal’s Research Chairholders
UBC Okanagan is pleased to announce the second cohort of appointments under the Principal’s Research Chairs (PRC) program.
Deans submitted nominations for the second PRC call in December 2020, which were jointly reviewed by the Provost and Vice-President Academic and the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation in January 2021. We are pleased to announce that four UBCO faculty have been designated Principal’s Research Chairholders by Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
2021 Principal’s Research Chairholders
|Tier 1||Cerebrovascular Physiology in Health, Exercise and Disease||Prof. Phil Ainslie||School of Health and Exercise Sciences||Retention||April 2021|
|Tier 1||Resilient and Green Infrastructure||Prof. Shahria Alam||School of Engineering||Retention||April 2021|
|Tier 2||Social Innovation for Health Equity and Food Security||Assoc. Prof. Eric Li||Faculty of Management||Retention||April 2021|
|Tier 2||Energy Storage Technology||Asst. Prof. Jian Liu||School of Engineering||Retention||April 2021|
These new appointments are evidence of the importance and quality of research on our campus. We anticipate that the research findings and creative scholarly activities of these outstanding researchers will translate into tangible benefits to our region and global society.
2021 PRC Recruitment Allocations:
Three additional PRC positions have been allocated to enable new recruitments.
|Tier||Chair Title||Recipient||Faculty/School||Stream||Start Date|
|Tier 1||Computational Chemistry||TBD||Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science||Attraction||by Dec 15, 2021|
|Tier 2||Watershed Science||TBD||Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science||Attraction||by Dec 15, 2021|
|Tier 1||Women in Engineering||TBD||School of Engineering||Attraction||by Dec 15, 2021|
About the PRC Program:
The Principal’s Research Chairs (PRC) program provides internal funding support for top-tier researchers engaged in outstanding research or creative scholarship.
Supported by the UBC Okanagan Excellence Fund, the goals of the PRC program are to:
- Enable recruitment of outstanding new faculty
- Retain top researchers
- Promote research intensification
- Generate international recognition of research achievements
The requirements of the PRC program are aligned with the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) program criteria and recipients of the award are appointed to a renewable five-year term.
Should you have questions regarding the Principal’s Research Chairs (PRC) or Canada Research Chairs (CRC) programs, please contact Christine Humphries.
Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan
Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UBC Okanagan