Government of Canada invests in research excellence at Canada’s universities

March 26, 2010

Canada Research Chairs - News Release

Leaders Opportunity Fund – Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair /
Fonds des leaders – Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une Chaire de recherche du Canada

 - Provincial Cumulative Totals (PDF, 45KB)

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved / Projets appuyés
Carleton University  1
École Polytechnique de Montréal 1
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne 2
McGill University  3
McMaster University 3
Memorial University of Newfoundland 1
Nipissing University 1
Nova Scotia Agricultural College 1
NSCAD University 1
Queen’s University 1
Saint Mary’s University 1
Université de Montréal 1
Université de Sherbrooke 1
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 2
Université du Québec à Montréal 1
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1
University of Alberta  2
University of British Columbia (The) 5
University of Calgary  3
University of Guelph  1
University of Manitoba  1
University of New Brunswick  1
University of Northern British Columbia  1
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa 2
University of Toronto  5
University of Victoria  1
University of Western Ontario (The) 1
Total  28  institutions / établissements 46

Leaders Opportunity Fund – Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair

Fonds des leaders – Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une chaire de recherche du Canada

List of Approved Projects by Institution /
Liste des projets appuyés par établissement

Chairholder / Chaire de recherche Project title / Titre du projet Maximum CFI Contribution /
Contribution maximale
de la FCI
Carleton University
Phillips, Ruth Developing the GRASAC Knowledge Sharing Database: Expanding Capacity for Integrated Indigenous Language Research and Virtual Space Collaborations $26,778
Total 1 $26,778
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Therriault, Daniel Fabrication of Advanced Microsystems and Materials $124,810
Total 1 $124,810
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
Merritt, Thomas Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry Instrument Package for Metabolome Characterization $149,486
Kraus, Christine SNO+ Calibration Development and Test Facility $91,419
Total 2 $240,905
McGill University 
Dalton, John Elucidation of Structural, Functional and Biological Relationships in Parasite Proteases $200,000
Spatz, Alan Role of the X Chromosome in Tumour Progression: Identification of New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers $140,000
Bechara, Antoine The Laboratory for Human Decision Neuroscience Research: Applications to Mental Health Disorders, Promotion of Health, and Disease Prevention $140,000
Total 3 $480,000
McMaster University
Jordana, Manel Infrastructure for Chair in Immunology of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy $87,030
Paré, Guillaume Infrastructure to Support the Genetic and Molecular Determinants of Stroke $386,407
Pelton, Robert Quartz Crystal Microbalance for Engineering Paper Surfaces for Improved Bioactivity $106,078
Total 3 $579,515
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Chen, Qiying Laser Applications Laboratory $321,129
Total 1 $321,129 
Nipissing University 
James, April Watershed Analysis Centre $104,818
Total 1 $104,818 
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Lynch, Derek Enhanced Capacity for Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Organic Agriculture $60,405
Total 1 $60,405 
NSCAD University
Varga, Darrell Media Research/Creation Studio $75,000
Total 1 $75,000 
Queen’s University
Davies, Peter Structure-Based Design and Screening of Inhibitors Against the Calpain Proteases $49,130
Total 1 $49,130 
Saint Mary’s University
Deupree, Robert Computer Code Development Infrastructure for the Director of the Institute for Computational Astrophysics $21,456
Total 1 $21,456 
Université de Montréal
Silva, Carlos Upgrade of the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Facility for Advanced Materials Research at the Université de Montréal 116 897 $
Total 1 116 897 $ 
Université de Sherbrooke
Wellinger, Raymund Infrastructure for Yeast Molecular Telomere Analyses 42 727 $
Total 1 42 727 $ 
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Farzaneh, Masoud Équipements pour la caractérisation de revêtements glaciophobes 238 145 $
Barnes, Sarah-Jane Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer System for Ore Deposits 243 726 $
Total 2 481 871 $ 
Université du Québec à Montréal
Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle Chaire de recherche sur les enjeux socio-organisationnels de l'économie du savoir 43 310 $
Total 1 43 310 $
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Bernier, Marc André Inventaire des imprimés anciens du Québec (IMAQ) 223 814 $
Total 1 223 814 $
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Bergeron, Yves Renouvellement de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en écologie et aménagement forestier durable: laboratoire de dendrochronologie 160 000 $
Total 1 160 000 $
University of Alberta
Gänzle, Michael Lab Systems for High-Throughput Functional Analysis of Lactic Acid Bacteria $147,245
Creaser, Robert Ultraclean Isotope Analysis Facility $569,099
Total 2 $716,344
University of British Columbia (The)
Oser, Scott A Data Centre for the Canadian T2K Analysis Effort $39,105
Otto, Sarah (Sally) Next Generation Sequencing and Microbiology Workstations for Biodiversity Research $334,925
Carpenter, Mark Physiological and Psychological Origins of Balance Disorders and the Efficacy of Physical Activity Intervention Programs to Improve Balance Performance $61,326
Duong, Franck Infrastructure to Sustain Leading Research on Bacterial Membrane Interactomes $107,292
Ramdorai, Sujatha Research Lab in Experimental Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry $79,997
Total 5 $622,645
University of Calgary
McGhee, James Exploring the Molecular Basis of Transcriptional Control Inside Living Embryos $785,966
Carpendale, Sheelagh Multi-Touch Displays for Interactive Information Visualization $187,876
Schriemer, David Structural Mass Spectrometry for Developing Therapeutics $671,706
Total 3 $1,645,548
University of Guelph
Svensson, Carl The Guelph Spectrometer for Internal Conversion Electrons (SPICE) $124,854
Total 1 $124,854
University of Manitoba
Kelly, Debbie Laboratory in Age-Related Spatial Degeneration $124,952
Total   $124,952
University of New Brunswick
Ni, Yonghao Advanced Facility for Fiber, Paper and Forest Bio-refinery $179,196
Total 1 $179,196
University of Northern British Columbia
Tang, Youmin Computing Laboratory for Climate Prediction and Data Assimilation $47,708
Total 1 $47,708
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa
Langlois, Marc-André Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Host Resistance Factors $306,411
Makrigiannis, Andrew The Role of Innate Resistance in Protection from Emerging Pathogens $524,928
Total 2 $831,339
University of Toronto
Levine, Joel Genetic Basis of Social Behaviour in Drosophila $240,000
Bender, Daniel Humanities Research Technology Centre (HRTC) $15,000
Roder, John Infrastructure for Memory and Learning $399,751
Guttman, David Microbial Phenogenomic Platform $80,000
Robinson, Lisa Multi-Mode Spinning Disc Confocal Platform for Live Cell Imaging $385,730
Total 5 $1,120,481
University of Victoria
Gordon, Reuven Supercontinuum-Enabled Spectroscopy of Individual Metal Nanostructures for Plasmon-Enhanced Biosensors and Photovoltaics $87,609
Total 1 $87,609
University of Western Ontario (The)
Valvano, Miguel Protein Isolation/Purification and Cell Culture/Microscopy Suites $160,166
Total 1 $160,166
TOTAL 46 projects / projets $8,813,407

NOTE: As part of this announcement, an additional $2,644,022 was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, a mechanism that assists institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure.

 NOTER : Dans le cadre de cette annonce, la FCI a attribué 2 644 022 $ additionnels à même le Fonds d’exploitation des infrastructures, un programme qui aide les établissements bénéficiaires à faire face aux coûts d’exploitation et de maintenance découlant de leurs nouvelles infrastructures.