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Continuing research excellence

A Queen’s University researcher’s funding through the Canada Research Chairs program has been renewed it was announced on Friday.

As the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion and Disability, Amy Latimer-Cheung, an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, will once again receive $500,000 in funding over the next five years.

[Amy Latimer-Cheung]
Amy Latimer-Cheung's research focuses on promoting participation in physical activity, particularly among people with a disability.

Her research focuses on promoting participation in physical activity, particularly among people with a disability. Through this research, Dr. Latimer-Cheung aims to increase access to and engagement in quality physical activity opportunities for the millions of Canadians with a disability.

Dr. Latimer-Cheung was first named as a Canada Research Chair in 2010.

“Over the past five years, holding a research chair has allowed my research program to grow exponentially” says Dr. Latimer-Cheung. “With my reappointment, I am looking forward to continuing this tradition of research excellence.”

Developed in 2000, each year the CRC program invests up to $300 million to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Universities receive $200,000 per year over seven years for each Tier 1 Chair and $100,000 per year over five years for each Tier 2 Chair. Tier 2 Chairs are recognized as emerging leaders in their research areas.

“By supporting the accomplished leaders and promising researchers, the CRC program facilitates cutting-edge research and advances Canada’s position as a world leader in discovery and innovation,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). "It also allows the university to both attract and retain leading researchers in their respective fields”

Queen’s distinguishes itself as one of the leading research-intensive institutions in Canada. The mission is to advance research excellence, leadership, and innovation, as well as enhance Queen’s impact at a national and international level. Through undertaking leading-edge research, Queen’s is addressing many of the world’s greatest challenges, and developing innovative ideas and technological advances brought about by discoveries in a variety of disciplines.