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Research chairs

Concordia University recognizes and values the role played by Research Chairs (“Chairholders”) in creating and mobilizing knowledge with the aim of achieving research excellence. As leaders in their fields, Chairholders play a critical role in deepening our knowledge base and in strengthening our teaching, the training of highly qualified personnel, and research capacity. As catalysts and builders, they contribute to the university's positioning in given areas of scholarly pursuit and to the enhancement of the research training environment. 


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Sandeep Bhagwati
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Inter-X Art Practice and Theory

Department: Theatre / Music (joint department appointment)
Faculty: Fine Arts

Research involves
Using interdisciplinary art practice to bridge the gap between emerging art forms and their aesthetic reflection. 

Research relevance
The research is leading to the establishment of a practical and theoretical framework for the creation and evaluation of interdisciplinary, intercultural, intermedia and interactive art.

Christopher Brett
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Cellular Science and Human Health

Department: Biology
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Understanding the biology underlying autism spectrum disorders.

Research relevance
This research will lead to a basic understanding of autism to aid development of new diagnostic and treatment tools.

Nathan Brown
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2,
in Poetics

Department: English
Faculty: Arts & Science



Mia Consalvo
Canada Research Chair, Tier 1,
in Digital Games Studies and Design

Department: Comm Studies 
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Refining methods and developing best practices for the study of digital game players and game design

Research relevance
This research will advance our understanding of the meaning and importance people attach to playing digital games

Roch Glitho
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2,
in End-User Service Engineering for Communication Networks

Department: Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Faculty: Engineering & Computer Science

Research involves
Using software engineering and networking techniques to design architectures for applications and services in communication networks.

Research relevance
This research will make it easier to engineer innovative applications and services in communication networks.

Jean-Philippe Gouin
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Chronic Stress and Health

Department: Psychology
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Evaluating the psychosocial and biological factors that increase the negative consequences of prolonged caregiving stress. 

Research relevance
This research will lead to new ways to diminish the negative psychological, economic, social and physical consequences of prolonged caregiving. 

Ahmed Kishk
Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, 
in Advanced Antenna Systems

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Faculty: Engineering & Computer Science

Research involves
Developing advanced miniaturized antennas for such devices as personal communication, smart antennas and microwave biomedical sensors.

Research relevance
This research will lead to the development of miniaturized antennas that serve a number of diverse applications.

Erica Lehrer 
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Museum and Heritage Studies

Department: History
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Using curatorial methodologies to display and research difficult cultural and historical issues.

Research relevance
This research will lead to the development of new types of cultural and historical exhibitions in museums.

Krista Lynes
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Feminist Media Studies

Department: Comm Studies
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Examining how various media act to depict local feminist struggles to transnational audiences and affect how political claims are mobilized.

Research relevance
This research will develop a feminist approach to examining the global dimensions of experimental media.

Mihaela Iordanova
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Behavioural Neuroscience

Department: Psychology
Faculty: Arts & Science

 

Kim McDonough
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Applied Linguistics

Department: Education
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Maximizing the benefits of interacting with others while learning a second language

Research relevance
This research will help guide the design and implementation of activities that promote second-language learning

Christian Moreau
Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, 
in Surface Engineering

Department: Mech/Industrial Engr
Faculty: Engineering & Computer Science

Research involves
Using on-line diagnostics and modeling to develop advanced thermal spray materials and processes.

Research relevance
This research will lead to more energy-efficient and durable coatings and surfaces for the aerospace, automotive and other industries.

Joshua Neves
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Global Emergent Media

Department: Cinema
Faculty: Fine Arts

 

Jung Kwon (John) Oh
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Nanobioscience

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Development of a new generation of nanoscale devices that would allow for simultaneous drug delivery, diagnosis and treatment of cancer cells using MRIs

Research relevance
This research will lead to the development of new devices that would allow MRIs to be used for simultaneous tumor detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Zachary Patterson
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Transportation and Land Use Linkages for Regional Sustainability

Department: Geog, Plan & Environ
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Using computer modeling to understand and predict urban transportation and land-use interactions.

Research relevance
This research will lead to the development of better predictions of future urban land-use and better transportation and land use planning.

Sylvia Santosa
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Clinical Nutrition

Department: Exercise Science
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Studying the composition and location of fat in the human body, and its implications on disease development and progression.

Research relevance
The research will provide new insights into the long-lasting impact of obesity on weight regulation and disease development, providing improved targets for the prevention and treatment of obesity-related diseases.

Krzysztof Skonieczny
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Aerospace Robotics

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty: Engineering & Computer Science

 

David Walsh
Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, 
in Microbial Ecology and Genomics

Department: Biology
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Using genomic tools to investigate the ecology of microorganisms in the ocean.

Research relevance
This research will lead to new insights into the essential microbial processes and interactions that sustain the health of Canada’s oceans.

Malcolm Whiteway
Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, 
in Microbial Genomics

Department: Biology
Faculty: Arts & Science

Research involves
Using genomics tools to study the fungal pathogen Candida albicans

Research relevance
This research will increase our understanding of what makes Candida albicans a pathogen, and will lead to improved treatments for fungal infections.



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