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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 four Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs with the most recent recipient appointed in 2017. 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.


Adam FordAdam Ford, Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Restoration Ecology 

Tier 2 – Awarded 2017-04-01
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research involves: Developing new urban, road and forestry methods that will contribute towards the recovery of wildlife populations and help guide policy focused on the protection and recovery of Canada’s landscape.


Canada Research Chair

Barbara 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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