Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chairs Program was launched by the federal government in 2000 to help Canadian universities attract and retain the world’s best researchers.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a number of active Canada Research Chairs:
Tier 1- October 1, 2015
Tier 1- October 1, 2013
Research involves: Understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive osteoarthritis, and developing new treatments for the disease.
Research relevance: This research will lead to the development of new tools to diagnose and treat osteoarthritis and improve the quality of life of sufferers.
Tier 2 - May 1, 2016
Tier 1 - July 1, 2004
Research Involves: Studying the cellular and molecular basis of gap junction-linked human diseases as revealed by tissue-relevant models and transgenic mice.
Research Relevance: The research explores the potential therapeutic advantage of regulating gap junctional intercellular communication in human breast cancer, deafness, developmental skeletal disorders, and skin diseases.
Tier 1 - January 1, 2015
Research Involves:Examining how the brain responds when one of the senses is lost or restored.
Research Relevance:This research will increase our understanding of how hearing loss changes brain function, and may lead to better ways of restoring hearing.
Tier 2 - October 1, 2014
Canada Research Chair in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tier 1 - March 1, 2005
Research Involves: Using imaging technology to decipher brain function.
Research Relevance: The research will lead to the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
Canada Research Chair in Chemical Biology
Tier 2 - May 1, 2014
Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Neuroscience
Tier 2 - April 1, 2015
Tier 1- April 1, 2017
Tier 2 - March 1, 2008
Research Involves: Understanding and improving access to health care.
Research Relevance: Improving our ability to design interventions that shorten wait times by better understanding what determines them, thus improving access to health services.
Canada Research Chair in Bioethics
Tier 1 - July 1, 2005
Research Involves: Exploring the ethics of health research.
Research Relevance: The research is promoting excellent research and the protection of Canadians in research by re-examining and redefining the moral foundations of health research.