University Research Chairs

In alignment with the University’s strategic areas of research, the University Research Chairs (URC) recognize outstanding and sustained research accomplishments and fosters a culture of excellence, inclusion and diversity.

The purpose of these Chairs is to:

  • recognize researchers with outstanding and sustained accomplishments in research, or those who demonstrate initial, significant achievements with exceptional future promise, while maintaining a solid teaching record; and
  • provide financial support for the Chairholder’s research program, which is in addition to, and not a substitute for, the researcher’s concurrent sources of external funding.

Furthermore, key objectives of such positions of excellence focus on: