Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP)

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) was created by the Government of Canada in 2000 with the purpose of the establishment of 2,000 research chairs – Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) –  at universities across Canada. 

CRCs represent research excellence in all disciplines and have the objective of improving our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthening Canada's international competitiveness, and training the next generation of highly skilled individuals.

There are two different types of 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 university receives $200,000 annually for seven years.
  • Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five 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 university receives $100,000 annually for five years.

From the Canada Research Chair Program website

Names of the active CRCs at Queen’s can be found on the CRCP website.


Queen's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Queen’s is committed to excellence in research and research training for the benefit of Canadians and to achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise. 

(For the entire statement approved by Queen's University Senate, see the CRC Equity Action Plan Page)

 

Canada Research Chair Program: Equity Targets for Queen's University

Queen’s University equity targets and the number of chair holders for each of the Four Designated Groups (FDGs) are summarized in the chart below – these data can also be found on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices Canada Research Chairs website.  The information in the table below reflects the number of individuals who self-identified, using the I Count Queen’s Equity Census, as members of the Four Designated Groups, as of January 1, 2019.

Women

Members of Visible Minorities

Persons with Disabilities

Indigenous Peoples

Target in Chairs

Number of Chairs

Target in Chairs

Number of Chairs

Target in Chairs

Number of Chairs

Target in Chairs

Number of Chairs

13

9

6

7

2

(see below)*

0

(see below)*

 *Numbers lower than five were removed to protect the privacy of Canada Research Chair holders.

Queen’s University recognizes that the number of female Canada Research Chairs is well below our target – we are committed to addressing this gap within the next 24 months.   The commitment of our university to equity, diversity and inclusion is illustrated by the recent expansion of the mandate of the Deputy Provost to explicitly add responsibility for “Inclusion” to the more general mandate “Academic Operations”.  Thus, a senior university officer with attendant visibility and resources is accountable for equity, diversity and inclusion and for implementing recommendations from task forces, such as the recent Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce.

Queen’s University is pleased to note that its continued efforts to promote equity were recognized with the October 2017 Employment Equity Achievement Award in the Innovation category from Employment and Social Development Canada.  The award recognizes employers who have been innovative in the implementation of employment equity and, specifically, acknowledges Queen’s guiding Accessibility Framework as well as the Employment Equity Framework, and initiatives such as the Diversity and Equity Assessment and Planning (DEAP) Tool. DEAP is a web-based application that allows academic units to assess their progress on educational equity based on twelve indicators of equity, including employment equity; well over 40% of academic units are currently using the DEAP.

 

Canada Research Chair Recruitment

Canada Research Chair postings at Queen’s University are included on the university’s Faculty Recruitment website, categorized by academic unit.   Academic units also employ a variety of strategies to ensure a diverse applicant pool, including posting to job boards and list serves of academic organizations of equity seeking groups, and ensuring that all postings are also hosted on Equitek, a national job board that proactively distributes employment postings to underrepresented demographics across Canada. A list of open and archived (last three years) postings is available at the CRC Recruitment and Retention page:

 

Queen's University Canada Research Chair Holders

The Queen’s University Canada Research Chair CRC Utilization Spreadsheet is maintained by the Canada Research Chair Program and includes the number of Canada Research Chairs allocated to Queen’s, how many are filled and by whom, and types of “flex” moves.