Chairs & Scholars

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 $265 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.


Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology in Health and Disease (Tier 2 – CIHR)

Phil Ainslie

Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences; Co-Director, Centre for Heart, Lung & Vascular Health


Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials and Polymer Engineering (Tier 2 – NSERC)

Mohammad Arjmand

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy (Tier 2 – SSHRC)

Jeannette Armstrong

Professor, Indigenous Studies


Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Restoration Ecology (Tier 2 – NSERC)

Adam Ford

Assistant Professor, Biology


Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity (Tier 2 – CIHR)

Barbara Pesut

Professor, Nursing


 

michael smith foundation for health research (MSFHR) SCHOLARS

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Program supports early-career health researchers who are building leading-edge health research programs, training the next generation of scientists, and expanding their potential to make significant contributions to their field.

The Scholar Program is one of MSFHR’s flagship funding opportunities. Since 2001, MSFHR has granted more than 370 Scholar awards worth more than $134 million, helping to develop, attract and retain BC’s best and brightest health researchers and support the advancement of world-class health research in BC.


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2018)

Brodie Sakakibara

Assistant Professor, Southern Medical Program; Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2017)

Heather Gainforth

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2017)

Jonathan Little

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2017)

Glen Foster

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2014)

Sanjoy Ghosh

Assistant Professor, Biology and Physical Geography


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2014)

Mary Jung

Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2011)

Neil Eves

Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences


 

ENDOWED & industrial Chairs

Fortis BC Smart Energy Chair (2018)

kasun hewage

Professor, Civil Engineering; Associate Director, UBC Clean Energy Research Centre


NSERC/Egg Farmers of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Sustainability

Nathan Pelletier

Assistant Professor, Biology, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences & Faculty of Management; Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management


Endowed Research Chairs in Watershed Management (Forest Renewal BC – FRBC)

Adam Wei

Professor, Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

David Scott

Associate Professor, Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences


Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF) BC Regional Innovation Chair in Water Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability

John Janmaat

Associate Professor, Economics, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences