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Celebrating Queen's Canada Research Chairs

 
2010-11-23

Queen’s faculty members and researchers will play a significant role in this week’s 10th anniversary celebration of the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program.

23 CRCs, 29 graduate students and nine post-doctoral fellows will travel to Toronto to participate in the two-day event, bringing together leading scholars from across the province.

“Queen’s has a reputation for being one of the best research-intensive universities in the country, and this is reflected in our CRCs,” says vice-principal (research) Steven Liss. “We are grateful to the federal government for their investment in this program and delighted that our researchers will play a key role in the celebration.”

Queen’s professors Doug Munoz (Physiology), Brant Peppley (Chemical Engineering) and John Smol (Biology) are scheduled to speak at the event.

Dr. Munoz, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience, will participate in a breakout session titled “Neuroscience: Will we Ever Truly Understand the Human Brain?” Dr. Peppley, Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cells, will participate in a breakout session titled “Canada’s Energy Future: What Will Ontario’s Energy Plan of 2050 Look Like?” Dr. Smol, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, will participate in the event’s main panel discussion, titled “Thinking Ahead: What Will Canada Look Like in 2050?”

Queen’s has a total of 50 Canada Research Chairs in a wide range of disciplines. On November 24, The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, will announce the latest intake of new and renewed chairs.

The Canada Research Chairs program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2000 research professorship 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.

To help celebrate the event, videos featuring Queen's CRCs Anne Croy (CRC in Reproduction, Development and Sexual Function), David Murakami Wood (CRC in Surveillance Studies) and Tony Noble (CRC in Particle Astrophysics) have been posted to the Queen's YouTube channel. Click on the researchers’ names to watch the videos.

 

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