Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program

In 2000, the Government of Canada created the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, a permanent program to establish 2000 research professorships - Canada Research Chairs - in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country.  The Canada Research Chairs program invests $300 million per year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds.  Allocation of Chairs to individual universities is based on the funding received by researchers from the three federal granting agencies – CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC – in the three years prior to the year of the allocation.

University of Saskatchewan CRC Program

Nominate a Canada Research Chair (Note: All nominations must be entered on-line)

Renew a Canada Research Chair

Administration of the CRC Award

University of Saskatchewan CRC Profiles

The University of Saskatchewan has 18 Tier 1 CRCs and 8 Tier 2 CRCs. 

Tier 1 chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 chair, the institution receives $200,000 annually for seven years. 

Tier 2 chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 chair, the institution recieves $100,000 annually for five years. 

Tier 1 Chairs

Daniel BélandCanada Research Chair in Public Policy

Lawrence Brawley, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 

Dean ChapmanCanada Research Chair in X-ray Imaging 

Ravindra ChibbarCanada Research Chair in Molecular Biology for Crop Quality 

Ken CoatesCanada Research Chair in Regional Innovation 

Miroslaw (Mirek) CyglerCanada Research Chair in Molecular Medicine Using Synchrotron Light 

Ajay K. DalaiCanada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing 

Graham N. GeorgeCanada Research Chair in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy 

John Paul GiesyCanada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology 

Philip J. GriebelCanada Research Chair in Neonatal Mucosal Immunology 

Safa O. KasapCanada Research Chair in Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices 

Alexander MoewesCanada Research Chair in Materials Science using Synchrotron Radiation  

Maria Soledade C. PedrasCanada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Agricultural Chemistry

Ingrid J. PickeringCanada Research Chair in Molecular Environmental Science 

John W. PomeroyCanada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change 

Jean-Pierre St.-MauriceCanada Research Chair in Environmental Sciences 

Jerzy SzpunarCanada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy

John TseCanada Research Chair in Materials Science 

Tier 2 Chairs

David CooperCanada Research Chair in Synchrotron Bone Imaging 

Erika DyckCanada Research Chair in the History of Medicine

Markus HeckerCanada Research Chair in Predictive Aquatic Ecotoxicology 

Timothy KellyCanada Research Chair in Photovoltaics 

Dwight NewmanCanada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law 

Bogdan PopescuCanada Research Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Research 

Eric PriceCanada Research Chair in Radiochemistry 

Catherine TraskCanada Research Chair in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health

Strategic Research Plan
  • U of S Strategic Research Plan (October 2010) PDF
  • U of S Strategic Research Plan Summary (October 2010) PDF
For information on the Canada Research Chairs program at the University of Saskatchewan, contact: Doreen Canillas at 306-966-2452