Concordia is now home to five additional Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), whose funding is worth a total $3 million over five years and whose research topics span chemistry and biochemistry, cinema, biology, physics and psychology.
Professors Melissa Passarelli, Ishita Tiwary, Elena Kuzmin, Rachael (Ré) Mansbach and Nicole Alberts are the most recent recipients of the prestigious CRC title. As the website explains, “Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.”
The new CRCs were also awarded additional funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund to support their research infrastructure needs.
The extra infrastructure funds, which include a matching contribution from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation as well as support from Concordia and other sources, add $2.06 million to the CRC awards for a combined value of more than $5 million.
Concordia now has 27 Canada Research Chairs.
“The university is known for the depth of research knowledge and the specialized expertise of our faculty, so it is wonderful to see that recognized with five additions to this very notable list,” says Paula Wood-Adams, interim vice-president of research and graduate studies.
“I congratulate them, and I have no doubt that they will continue to make important breakthroughs in their respective fields.”
Meet the latest Concordia CRCs