CRC renewed for Stephen Ferguson

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor and Robarts Research Institute scientist Stephen Ferguson had his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair renewed this morning. Ferguson is developing new diagnostic and therapeutic tools that will have important consequences for identifying and treating neurological disease. The award provides $200,000 a year for the next seven years.

A new Tier 1 chair was also announced for Western. Stathis Psillos, recruited from the University of Athens, was named Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science at Western's Rotman Institute of Philosophy, which fosters and supports dialogue and collaboration between philosophers and scientists to bridge the humanities and contemporary sciences.

The Chairs program has been designed to encourage and promote top research and innovation in universities. Tier 1 Chairs are awarded $200,000 annually for seven years to fund their research and are awarded to outstanding researchers who have developed reputations as world leaders in their fields. Tier 2 Chairholders are awarded $100,000 annually for five years and are recognized as exceptional and emerging researchers with the potential to lead their respective fields.

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