Industry Minister David L. Emerson announces $99 million to create new Canada Research Chairs

April 22, 2005


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

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved /
Projets appuyés
Acadia University 1
Brandon University 1
Brock University 1
Concordia University 3
Dalhousie University 1
Malaspina University-College 1
McGill University 13
McMaster University 1
Ryerson University 1
Simon Fraser University 2
St. Thomas University 1
Thompson Rivers University 1
Trent University 1
Université Laval 4
Université de Montréal 1
Université de Sherbrooke 1
Université du QC Institut national de la rech. scientifique 1
Université du Québec à Montréal 1
Université du Québec à Rimouski 1
University of Alberta 1
University of British Columbia (The) 6
University of Calgary (The) 4
University of Guelph 1
University of Manitoba 1
University of Northern British Columbia 3
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa 4
University of Saskatchewan 2
University of Toronto 6
University of Victoria 3
University of Waterloo 3
University of Western Ontario (The) 6
University of Windsor 1
Total 32 institutions / établissements 78

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

Chairholder/
Chaire de recherche
Project title / Titre du projet Maximum CFI Contribution/
Contribution maximale de la FCI
Acadia University
Marontate, Janet Research Infrastructure to Support the Canada Research Chair in Technology and Culture $ 109 369
Total 1 $ 109 369
Brandon University
Brandt, Di Hypertext Lab for Multimedia/Creative Writing/Publishing $ 62 510
Total 1 $ 62 510
Brock University
Bonnett, John The TOPSPACE Lab: A Centre for Innovation and Application of 3D Media in the Humanities and Social Sciences $ 115 576
Total $ 115 576
Concordia University
Marier, Patrik Research Laboratory on Population Ageing and Comparative Public Policy $ 19 918
Bhattacharya, Prabir Intelligent and Secure Image Processing Applications $ 116 000
Devabhaktuni, Vijaya Kumar Electromagnetic Simulation and RF/Microwave Measurement Infrastructure for the Concordia University Laboratory on Computer Aided Design of Electronic Systems $ 199 500
Total $ 335 418
Dalhousie University
Krueger, Stefan Molecular Neurobiology of Synaptic Plasticity $ 110 834
Total 1 $ 110 834
Malaspina University-College
Stephen, Craig Infrastucture Support for a Research Chair in Integrating Human and Animal Health $ 125 000
Total $ 125 000
McGill University
Barney, Darin Research Group for the Study of Technology and Citizenship $ 18 803
Cowan, Brian Sacheverell Project of the McGill Centre for Early Modern Media and Politics $ 20 087
Couture, Nicole Early Urbanism and Social Diversity: An infrastructure plan for a multi-national, interdisciplinary archaeological research project $ 53 512
Seidman, Ernest Translational Research Program on Immune-Mediated Bowel Disorders $ 121 548
Levin, Mindy Enhancing Arm Motor Recovery through Rehabilitation after Brain Injury: Fundamental and Clinically Applied Research Across the Lifespan. $ 140 015
Gruenheid, Samantha Establishment of a Laboratory for the Study of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Response to Infection $ 182 148
Limperopoulos, Catherine Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Program $ 238 864
Campbell, Gwyn Supplying Computer and Other Equipment Necessary to the Completion of the Indian Ocean World Research Programme and Renovating Workstations to Locate the Equipment and Research Programme $ 83 239
Russell, Robert Infrastructure for Structure-based Systems Biology $ 101 161
Loreau, Michel Infrastructure for a Theoretical Community and Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory $ 131 454
Pack, Christopher Neurophysiology of Vision $ 180 000
Ruthazer, Edward Two-Photon Microscope for In Vivo Imaging of Neural Circuit Development $ 182 125
Chapman, Colin Conserving Primates through Laboratory Assessments of "Health" $ 187 047
Total 13  $ 1 640 003
McMaster University
Elliot, Marie Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Development and Regulation in Multicellular Bacteria $ 65 000
Total $ 65 000
Ryerson University
Gammel, Irene Canada Research Chair for Modern Literature and Culture $ 123 208
Total $ 123 208
Simon Fraser University
Robinovitch, Stephen Hip Fracture Prevention through Biomechanics $ 125 000
Gates, Byron Laboratory for the Study of Interfacial Chemistries with Applications in Materials Science and Biology $ 200 000
Total $ 325 000
St. Thomas University
Van Den Hoonaard, Deborah Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research and Analysis and Research Station for the Canada Chair of Qualitative Research and Analysis $ 74 990
Total $ 74 990
Thompson Rivers University
Mathur, Ashok Centre for Innovation in Culture and Arts in Canada $ 57 139
Total $ 57 139
Trent University
Aherne, Julian Key Input Parameter Laboratory: Fundamental laboratory-based measurements of parameters required to establish reliable models $ 75 000
Total $ 75 000
Université Laval
Martin, Tania Infrastructure for Cultural Resource Survey, Documentation, Interpretation and Participatory Design on Questions of Built Heritage $ 106 192
Cianflone, Katherine Adipose Tissue Hormones: Biochemical and Molecular Biology Mechanisms $ 146 742
Larachi, Faïçal Green Processes Laboratory for Cleaner & Sustainable Energy / Laboratoire des procédés et matériaux pour des énergies durables (LPMED) $ 152 742
Vanrolleghem, Peter Automated Water Quality Measuring Stations for Remote and High Frequency Monitoring of Water Systems $ 163 894
Total $ 569 570
University of Montréal
Brodeur, Jacques Facilities and Equipment for Rearing and Observation of Arthropods $ 188 033
Total $ 188 033
Université de Sherbrooke
Baroud, Gamal Interdisciplinary Platform of Research on Emerging Injectable Biomaterials and Biomechanics for the Stabilization of Osteoporotic Bone $ 125 000
Total $ 125 000
Université du QC Institut national de la rech. scientifique
Boudreau, Julie-Anne Laboratoire multimédia d’observation de la mobilisation sociopolitique métropolitaine $ 91 704
Total $ 91 704
Université du Québec à Montréal
Juneau, Philippe Laboratoire de recherche en Écotoxicologie des microorganismes d'eaux douces $ 235 990
Total $ 235 990
Université du Québec à Rimouski
La Charité, Claude Implantation du Laboratoire Taché en histoire littéraire et inventaire des livres anciens dans l'Est du Québec $ 102 075
Total $ 102 075
University of Alberta
Weselake, Randall Instrumentation for Agricultural Lipid Biotechnology Research Program $ 184 978
Total $ 184 978
University of British Columbia (The)
Kenyon, Richard Statistical Mechanics and Algebraic Geometry $ 29 866
Vellend, Mark Facility for Research in Conservation Biology $ 99 111
Shadwick, Robert Facility for Locomotor Biomechanics and Biomaterials Testing $ 100 000
Francois, Roger Laboratory Upgrades and Sea-going Equipment for Trace Elements and Isotopes Sampling and Analysis in the Ocean $ 112 600
Kleim, Jeffrey Intracortical Microstimulation Suite for Evaluating Neural Mechanisms of Recovery After Stroke $ 114 199
Rieseberg, Loren Plant Evolutionary Genomics Infrastructure $ 229 858
Total $ 685 634
University of Calgary (The)
De Visscher, Alex Research on Photocatalysis, Methane Biofiltration and Trace Gas Emissions $ 136 748
Chadee, Khrisendath Molecular Gastrointestinal Infection Laboratory $ 190 524
Storek, Jan Establishment of an Immune Reconstitution Laboratory $ 384 973
Lvovsky, Alexander Quantum Information Technology by means of Nonclassical Light $ 491 008
Total $ 1 203 253
University of Guelph
Miller, Anne-Frances Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Cryoprobe for a 600 MHz Spectrometer $ 175 000
Total $ 175 000
University of Manitoba
Jones, Peter Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer for Metabolomic Kinetic Analysis Using Stable Isotope Tracers $ 125 000
Total $ 125 000
University of Northern British Columbia
Dery, Stephen Canada Research Chair in Northern Hydrometeorology $ 60 416
Dawson, Russell Acquisition of Mobile Field Research Stations in Support of a Canada Research Chair in Avian Ecology $ 71 745
Huber, Dezene Acquisition of Field Equipment and Molecular Biological Laboratory Instrumentation in Support of a Canada Research Chair in Forest Entomology and Chemical Ecology $ 140 466
Total $ 272 627
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa
Little, Julian Human Genome Epidemiology $ 121 332
Attaran, Amir Law, Population Health and Global Development Research Laboratory $ 124 037
Shojania, Kaveh Creation of Ottawa Health Research Institute Laboratory for Patient Safety Research $ 125 000
El Emam, Khaled The Electronic Health Record Laboratory $ 125 765
Total $ 496 134
University of Saskatchewan
Dube, Monique The Healthy River Ecosystem Assessment System (THREATS) Infrastructure Project $ 162 000
Yang, Qiaoqin Development of Novel Nanoengineered Composite Hard Coatings $ 174 800
Total $ 336 800
University of Toronto
Behrends, Soenke Infrastructure for Recombinant Protein Expression, Purification, Structural and Functional Analysis $ 105 000
Dumont, Daniel Angiogenic and Lymphangiogenic Signaling $ 124 783
Robertson, Janice Equipment Necessary for Lab Setup to Investigate the Molecular Mechanisms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis $ 125 000
Levin, Benjamin Supporting Educational Success through Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice $ 198 000
Walker, Gilbert Analytical Equipment for Innovations in Nanoscience of Self-Assembled Materials $ 440 000
Zuniga-Pflucker, Juan-Carlos BD-LSR-II Flow Cytometer $ 653 089
Total $ 1 645 872
University of Victoria
Storey, Margaret-Anne A Facility for Empirical Software and Knowledge Engineering Research $ 106 903
Venn, Kim Research Infrastructure for Observational Astrophysics and Adaptive Optics Instrumentation at the University of Victoria $ 136 420
Dong, Xiaodai Infrastructure for Establishing an Ultra-wideband Communications Laboratory (UCL) $ 138 203
Total $ 381 526
University of Waterloo
Chou, C Perry Molecular Biotechnology Infrastructure for Study of High-Level Recombinant Protein Production and Protein Folding $ 130 895
Tan, Ken Seng Research Infrastructure for Quantitative Risk Management at University of Waterloo $ 149 286
Haas, Carl Sensor and Surveillance Technologies for Pavement and Construction Research $ 250 000
Total $ 530 181
University of Western Ontario (The)
Gawronski, Bertram Social Cognition Laboratory (SCL) $ 53 416
Doherty, Timothy Development of a Neuromuscular and Motor Control Assessment Laboratory $ 116 965
Weijer, Charles Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science (REPS) Lab at the University of Western Ontario $ 166 221
Houde, Martin A Millimeter and Submillimeter Instrumentation Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario $ 167 543
Kogut, Lior Infrastructure for MEMS Design, Analysis, and Testing to Enable Fundamental Studies of Micro- and Nano-Scale Interfacial Phenomena $ 248 812
Menon, Ravi Functional and Metabolic Imaging: From Cell to Man $ 938 012
Total $ 1 690 969
University of Windsor
Stephan, Douglas Catalyst-Testing and GPC Facilities $ 101 000
Total $ 101 000
TOTAL 78 projects / projets $12,360,39