Industry Minister announces $80 million in investment for 80 new Canada Research Chairs

June 25, 2003

Canada Research Chairs Infrastructure Fund/
Fonds d’infrastructure pour les Chaires de recherche du Canada

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved / Projets appuyés
Brandon University 1
Brock University 1
Carleton University 2
Dalhousie University 4
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal 1
McGill University 4
McMaster University 2
Memorial University of Newfoundland 1
Okanagan University College 1
Queen’s University 4
Simon Fraser University 2
Université Laval 5
Université de Montréal 2
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1
University College of the Cariboo 1
University of Alberta 4
University of British Columbia 5
University of Calgary 5
University of Guelph 4
University of Lethbridge 3
University of Manitoba 1
University of New Brunswick / Université du Nouveau-Brunswick 1
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa 2
University of Regina 1
University of Saskatchewan 2
University of Toronto 5
University of Victoria 1
University of Waterloo 1
University of Western Ontario 2
Wilfrid Laurier University 1
Total 31 institutions / établissements 70

Canada Research Chairs Infrastructure Fund/ 
Fonds d’infrastructure pour les Chaires de recherche du Canada

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

Chaire de recherche
Project title / Titre du projet Maximum CFI Contribution/
Contribution maximale de la FCI
Brandon University
Carrington, Margaret Numerical Studies in Finite Temperature Field Theory and Black Hole Dynamics


Brock University
Hudlicky, Tomas Enhanced Infrastructure for Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Carleton University
Liu, Peter Xiaoping Establishment of the Interactive Network Computing and Teleoperation Laboratory


Phillips, Ruth Visual Studies Laboratory


Dalhousie University
Davis, Jerome Monitoring Oil Industry Change: Construction of a COMPUSTAT Derived Oil Industry Database to Analyse Systematic Oil Industry Change and its Consequences for Canadian Policy-Making


McMaster, Christopher A Biosignalling Resource Centre:
From Genes to Proteins to Cells and Back Again


VanderZwaag, David Ocean Law and Governance Research Institute


Zwanziger, Josef Acquistion of Infrastructure for Synthesis of Materials and for Characterization of Materials by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopies


Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Kashyap, Raman Photonics-Optics Research Infrastructure


McGill University
Sabor, Peter Frances Burney and 18th Century Studies Research Centre


Pause, Arnim Functional Studies for the Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus


Fournier, Alyson The Cellular Biology of Neurite Outgrowth Inhibition


Böckenholt, Ulf Inter-University Centre for Research on E-Commerce


McMaster University
Boyle, Michael Database infrastructure required for study ing environmental influences on child health and development both nationally and internationally


Payne, Ana Abigail Research Data Laboratory for the Study of Canadian Public Economics Issues


Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mezey, Pal(Paul) Scientific Modeling and Simulation Laboratory


Okanagan University College
Berg, Lawrence Infrastructure to support development of an applied socio-spatial research program under direction of the Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Diversity and Identity at OUC


Queen's University
Fam, Amir Equipment for laboratory testing of innovative FRP-concrete hybrid systems and structures retrofitted using FRP


Jessop, Philip Laboratory for High Pressure Green Chemistry


Grogan, Paul Laboratory and Field Equipment to Study Climate Change Effects on Northern Ecosystems


Troje, Nikolaus Real-time Motion Capture System and Virtual Social Reality Laboratory


Simon Fraser University
Wright, Stephen Centre for Intergroup Relations and Social Justice


Clague, John Sedimentology Laboratory for Natural Hazards Research


Université Laval
Larue, Bruno Computer equipment for the Canada Research Chair in International Agri-Food Trade


Roy, Denis Equipements scientifiques de pointe dédiés à la tracabilité moléculaire des bactéries probiotiques présentes dans les aliments fonctionnels et l'écosystème intestinal de l'Homme


Turgeon, Laurier Laboratoire d`enquête et d`entrevue multimédia: recherche, formation et conservation du patrimoine ethnologique


Pibarot, Philippe Chaire de recherche en maladies valvulaires cardiaques


Julien, Jean-Pierre Equipment for production and analysis of genetically modified mice


Université de Montréal
Fraser, William Interdisciplinary Perinatal Research Unit, CHUME, Université de Montréal


Renault, Eric Équipements informatiques pour le laboratoire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en économétrie de la finance


Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Castonguay, Stéphane Base de données intégrée en histoire environnementale


University College of the Cariboo
D'Angiulli, Amedeo Centre for Early Intervention and Development (CEID)


University of Alberta
Austin, Wendy The Relational Ethics in Health Research Centre


Deutsch, Clayton Collaboration Facility for the Calculation, Reconciliation, and Presentation of Natural Resources Uncertainty


Wong-Wylie, Douglas Visual Neuroscience and Eye Movement Recording Labs


Elezzabi, Abdulhakem Researching Ultrafast Phenomena of Matter with High-Power Femtosecond Laser Pulses


University of British Columbia
Gaynor, Erin Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenomics


Kadla, John Integrated laboratory for Biopolymers and Biomaterials from Renewable Resources


Levings, Megan Laboratory in Transplantation Immunology


Barr, Ronald Laboratory for studies of infant behaviour and development


Cairns, Brian In vivo single neurone recording facilities for neurophysiological and neuropharmacological research


University of Calgary
Childs, Sarah Imaging of blood vessel growth in zebrafish genetic mutants


Mercader, Julio Research Laboratory on Chimpanzee Archaeology


Graham, Susan The Language and Cognitive Development Lab


El-Sheimy, Naser Mobile Multi-Sensor Geomatics (M2G) Systems


Larter, Stephen Geochemical Analysis Facility


University of Guelph
Mccann, Kevin Community and Ecosystem Analysis Laboratory: From Model Ecosystems to Whole Lakes


Klironomos, John Advanced Soil Ecology Analysis Laboratory to Support Research on the Ecology of Soil 
Organisms from Natural, Managed and Disturbed Ecosystems


France, James Establishment of the Centre for Nutritional Modelling in Animal Production Systems


McBean, Edward Development of vulnerability assessments for water supply systems. Field and laboratory-scale characterizations for failure mechanisms, measurement protocols, redundancy, and surrogate tests


University of Lethbridge
Mcdonald, Robert Establishment of a Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory in Southern Alberta


Hontela, Alice Establishment of an Ecotoxicology Laboratory in Southern Alberta


Rasmussen, Joseph A Laboratory for Aquatic Ecosystem Research in Southern Alberta


University of Manitoba
Buchanan, Douglas Design, measurement and analysis of VLSI materials and devices


University of New Brunswick é Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
MacQuarrie, Kerry Infrastructure to support groundwater-surface water interaction research


University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa
Scaiano, Juan Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and analytical equipment for the study of radicals in new materials and catalysts


Boukerche, Azzedine PARADISE Research Laboratory: infrastructure for research in PARAllel, Distributed and Interactive Simulation of LargE scale Systems and Mobile Wireless Networking


University of Regina
Huang, Guo (Gordon) Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory


University of Saskatchewan
Haas, Thomas A biophysical approach to unravel the relationship of Integrin structure and function


George, Graham X-ray fluorescence array detector for X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Canadian Light Source


University of Toronto
Heximer, Scott Defining the role of RGS protein function during the regulation of vasoconstrictor signaling in the cardiovascular system


Moore, Christopher Laboratory for the investigation of the development of social understanding and personal identity in infants and preschool aged children


Anderson, Adam Cognitive neuroscience of emotion: Behavioral, autonomic, and fMRI examinations


Stambolic, Vuk A signal transduction/proteomics laboratory to investigate phosphatidylinositol signaling


Lo, Hoi-Kwong Quantum Key Distribution Test-bed: Optical Layer and Classical Post-Processing Layer


University of Victoria
Anholt, Bradley Laboratory Equipment for molecular identification of protists and population genetics of invasive species


University of Waterloo
Pawliszyn, Janusz New Analytical Methods and Technologies


University of Western Ontario
Rupert, Peter Computer Modelling and Simulation of Complex Behavioural Systems


Chronik, Blaine Magnetic Resonance Systems Development Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario


Wilfrid Laurier University
Howard-Hassmann, Rhoda Establishment of an International Database on Reparations


TOTAL 70 projects / projets $10,256,345