Industry Minister Lucienne Robillard announces $138.3 million for new Canada Research Chairs

April 5, 2004

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

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved /
Projets appuyés
Acadia University 2
Brock University 1
Carleton University 1
Concordia University 7
Dalhousie University 2
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal 1
McGill University 4
McMaster University 2
Memorial University of Newfoundland 1
Nova Scotia Agricultural College 1
Queen’s University 6
Simon Fraser University 3
St. Francis Xavier University 2
Université Laval 5
Université de Moncton 1
Université de Montréal 4
Université de Sherbrooke 2
Université du Québec École de technologie supérieure 1
Université du Québec Institut nationale de la recherché scientifique 1
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1
Université du Québec à Montréal 4
Université du Québec à Rimouski 1
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1
University College of the Cariboo 1
University of Alberta 1
University of British Columbia (The) 18
University of Calgary (The) 4
University of Guelph 2
University of New Brunswick / Université du Nouveau-Brunswick 2
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa 1
University of Prince Edward Island 2
University of Saskatchewan 1
University of Toronto 12
University of Victoria 2
University of Waterloo 1
University of Western Ontario (The) 6
Total 36 institutions / établissements 107

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
Leiter, Michael Enhanced Infrastructure to Support the Centre for Organizational Research and Development $50,323
Chipman, Hugh Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computation $117,649
Total 2 $167,972
Brock University
Pilkington, Melanie Infrastructure for Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Science $177,002
Total 1 $177,002
Carleton University
Vincter, Manuella Carleton Data and Analysis Centre for ATLAS Grid Computing $138,405
Total 1 $138,405
Concordia University
Rapport, Nigel The Concordia Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies $38,213
Zeng, Yong Computing Environment for New CAD Paradigms Supporting Product Conceptual Design $45,902
Ellenbogen, Mark Laboratory for the Longitudinal Study of Stress, Emotional Information Processing, and Behavioral Adaptation $58,740
Narayanswamy , Sivakumar Interferometric Optics, Positioning Stages, Holders, Helium Neon Laser, Data Acquisition System & Electronics, and a Femtosecond Laser System $100,000
Shalev, Uri Neuronal Mechanisms Underlying the Effects of Environmental Manipulations on the 
Development of Drug Abuse and Mental Illnesses
$124,676
Hickey, Donal Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Comparative Genomics and Genome Evolution $125,535
Wilds, Christopher Synthetic and Structural Nucleic Acid Research Facility $166,542
Total 7 $659,608
Dalhousie University
Chambers, Christine Distance Monitoring Methods for the Study of Pain and Child Health $50,630
Toms, Elaine Information Interaction Laboratory $125,114
Total 2 $175,744
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Bourgault, Mario Infrastructure multi-systèmes d’ingénierie de projets de type collaboratifs et distribués $122,577
Total 1 $122,577
McGill University
Servio, Phillip Gas Hydrate Research in Energy and Environmental Science $149,858
Cook, Erik The Role of the Visual Cortex in Visual Perception $150,000
Magistretti, Pierre Beta Microprobe Microprobe, Laser Microdissection System and Real-time RT Quantitative PCR System to Establish a Psychiatric Neuroscience Laboratory $195,583
Bennewitz, Roland High-resolution Force Microscopy Combined with Optical Spectroscopy in an Ultra-high Vacuum Environment with Surface Science Tools for the Preparation of Nano-structured Samples $200,000
Total 4 $695,441
McMaster University
Mothersill, Carmel Health Effects of Radiation in Human and Non-human Biota $125,000
Slater, Gregory Environmental Isotope Biogeochemistry research program: Biogeochemical Controls on Organic Compounds in the Environment $250,000
Total 2 $375,000
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Natcher, David Infrastructure to Support the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies $65,200
Total 1 $65,200
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Benkel, Bernhard Atlantic Research Centre for Agricultural Genomics (ARCAG) $125,000
Total 1 $125,000
Queen's University
Stroman, Patrick Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spinal Cord $114,057
Melo, Luis Molecular Physiology Laboratory to Develop Gene and Cell-Based Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease $125,000
Regan, Sharon Functional Genomics Laboratory for Analysis of Tree Development $161,026
Liu, Guojun Facilities for Polymer Nano-, Micro-, and Super-structure Research $161,200
Funk, Colin Eicosanoid-related Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Medical Research $250,000
Croy, Anne Mouse Modelling of the Maternal-Fetal Interface $250,000
Total 6 $1,061,283
Simon Fraser University
McCarthy, Ian Centre for Biotechnology Management $107,059
Vocadlo, David Mass Spectrometry System for Identification and Quantitation of Post-translational Modification of Cellular Proteins $200,000
Scott, Jamie Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter for Vaccine Development $237,000
Total 3 $544,059
St. Francis Xavier University
Gregory, Sharon Digital Image Database with Imaging Software, for Comparative Research in Art History and Creation of a Database of Illustrations in 16th-C Books; Database of Renaissance Treatises on Art $70,129
Scrosati, Ricardo Marine Coastal Ecology in Atlantic Canada $112,128
Total 2 $182,257
Université Laval
Lavoie, Martin Création d'un laboratoire de palynologie à l'Université Laval $80,805
Lachance, Lise Laboratoire de recherche sur le fonctionnement social et la conciliation des rôles de vie $87,648
Fortier, Louis Laboratoire de zooplanctonologie pour l’étude des impacts du réchauffement actuel sur les écosystèmes marins arctiques $173,551
Maldague, Xavier Infrastructure LIVE/VIVRE Accompanying the MiViM Proposed Canada Chair, LIVE - Laboratory for Infrared Vision Excellence / VIVRE - Vision Infrarouge : Véhicule de Recherche pour l’Excellence $203,217
Morin, Charles Sleep, Neurophysiology, and Chronobiology Laboratory $241,519
Total 5 $786,740
Université de Moncton
Savoie, Donald Centre for the Study of Public Administration $57,815
Total 1 $57,815
Université de Montréal
Crepeau, Francois Infrastructures pour la Chaire de recherche du Canada en migrations internationales, droits de la personne et État droit $57,370
Mousseau, Normand Laboratoire informatique de développpement et de postraitement numérique $108,086
Thibault, Pierre Infrastructure for a Bio-analytical Mass Spectrometry and Protein Separation Laboratory $319,816
Borden, Katherine Structure-Biophysics Platform for IRIC: NMR and Biophysical Equipment $1,240,648
Total 4 $1,725,920
Université de Sherbrooke
Bell, Brendan Multidisciplinary Laboratory in Mechanisms of Gene Expression in Human Pathogenesis $120,926
Fréchette, Luc Microengineering Laboratory for MEMS / Laboratoire de Microingénierie pour MEMS $150,000
Total 2 $270,926
Université du Québec École de technologie supérieure
De Guise, Jacques A. Appareillage pour l'imagerie et l'évaluation fonctionnelle de l'appareil locomoteur $114,808
Total 1 $114,808
Université du Québec Institut nationale de la recherché scientifique
Dozois, Charles Research Infrastructure to Support the Canada Research Chair in Bacterial Infectious Diseases $73,888
Total 1 $73,888
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Koubaa, Ahmed Laboratoire de caractérisation et de valorisation du bois $125,000
Total 1 $125,000
Université du Québec à Montréal
Wasmer, Etienne Imperfections des marchés du travail et équilibres macroéconomiques $32,882
Berninger, Frank Ecophysiology/Plant Hydraulic Conductivity Laboratory at the UQAM $160,008
Barbeau, Benoit Laboratoire de rétrovirologie humaine $226,229
Roy, René Laboratoire de glycochimie médicinale $260,000
Total 4 $679,119
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Doloreux, David Aménagement des infrastructures de recherche pour les deux chaires de recherche dans le secteur relié au développement régional $248,350
Total 1 $248,350
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
St-Laurent, Diane Réseau de laboratoires d'observation $96,451
Total 1 $96,451
University College of the Cariboo
Fraser, Lauchlan Community and Ecosystem Ecology Centre $115,241
Total 1 $115,241
University of Alberta
Ballermann, Barbara Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) Databases Representing Renal Glomerular and Vasa Recta Endothelial Cell Transcriptomes $75,830
Total 1 $75,830
University of British Columbia (The)
Ridgwell, Andrew Computing Laboratory for Global Carbon Cycle Modeling and Analysis $23,752
Kusno, Abidin The Asian Urban Laboratory $54,019
Byers, Michael Virtual Global Issues Research Communications Hub $77,715
Knight, Darryl Mechanisms of Airway Disease $114,416
Barton, Jason The UBC Neuropsychology Laboratory for Investigation of Human Visual Processing and Ocular Motor Control $119,978
Sin, Don The Effects of Systemic Inflammation In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) $124,984
Feng, James Rheological and Optical Instruments for Studying Interfacial Dynamics in Complex Fluids - This Unique Set of Devices will Allow Simultaneous Measurements of Interfacial Morphology and Molecular Order $126,272
Vallance, Bruce Laboratory for Research into Gastrointestinal Inflammation $126,296
Chen, Edith Infrastructure Support for the UBC Health Disparities Laboratory $130,000
Xu, Fei Infrastructure Support for the UBC Cognitive and Language Development Laboratory $130,000
Oser, Scott Computing and Optical Calibration Systems for Experimental Neutrino Physics at UBC $134,922
Wilkinson, David Fuel Cell Testing and Electrochemical Characterization Infrastructure Capability for Fuel Cell Advancement (Clean Energy Fuel Cell Chair) $145,000
Schooler, Jonathan Dissociations of Metaconsciousness $155,366
Duong, Franck Facility for Research in Bacterial Envelope Biogenesis, Protein Targeting and Secretion $179,073
Hammond, Geoffrey Discovery Platform Technologies for Studies of Biomolecular Interactions $180,000
Barth, Johannes Temperature-controlled Scanning Tunneling Microscopy for Investigation and Engineering of Molecular Nanosystems $340,000
Craig, Ann Marie Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience Fluorescence Imaging and Electrophysiology of Molecularly Engineered Neurons $395,584
Cashman, Neil Canada Research Chair in Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding Diseases $399,461
Total 18 $2,956,838
University of Calgary (The)
Cook, Linda The Establishment of the Cancer Epidemiology Biorepository Unit (CEBU) $86,441
MacDonald, Justin Proteomic Equipment for the Study of Smooth Muscle Pathophysiology $88,821
Keith, David Carbon Management Technology Development and Analysis Facilities $101,015
Yong, V Wee The Study and Control of Neuroinflammation to Enable Recovery from Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Tumors $162,263
Total 4 $438,540
University of Guelph
King, W. Allan State-of-the-art Cloning/Transgenesis Workstation, Real-time PCR and Upgraded Image Snalysis Package $125,000
Ladizhansky, Vladimir Equipment for NMR Spectrometer Upgrade and Sample Preparation for Structural Studies of Peptides and Proteins $125,000
Total 2 $250,000
University of New Brunswick / Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
Paterson, Barbara Laboratory Equipment and Renovation to Support Research in Chronic Illness in Marginalized Populations $74,911
Rajora, Om Forest Tree Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology Research Facility $125,000
Total 2 $199,911
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa
Mears, Alan Elucidation of the Key Regulatory Networks & Signaling Pathways Associated with the Development & Function of Mouse Photoreceptors - Applications to Disease & Therapy $120,000
Total 1 $120,00
University of Prince Edward Island
Berthe, Franck Mollusc Health Research Laboratory $125,000
Graziani, Edmund Centre for Natural Product Isolation and Structure Determination $125,000
Total 2 $250,000
University of Saskatchewan
Tse, John High Performance Computing Laboratory $160,000
Total 1 $160,000
University of Toronto
Jones, Dylan Improved Understanding of the Impact of Anthropogenic Pollution on the Global Atmosphere: Application of Data Assimilation of Satellite and in Situ Observations for Studies of Global Change $62,590
Van Lieshout, Pascal Infrastructure to Study Oral Motor Function Across the Lifespan in Speech and Swallowing $64,760
Chau, Tom Paediatric Rehabilitation Intelligent Systems Mobile (PRISM) Laboratory $66,502
Jenkins, Jennifer Video-conferencing Facility $80,400
Leslie, Deborah Cultural Economy Survey Laboratory $99,899
Ikura, Mitsuhiko A Molecular Structure and Cellular Dynamics Laboratory for Signal Transduction Investigations $124,813
Drucker, Daniel Equipment in Support of the Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Peptides $125,000
Frappier, Lori Infrastructure for Studies on Viral Persistence $125,000
Rowe, Locke Controlled Environment Facility $654,386
Julian, Stephen A New High-pressure Laboratory for the Study of Quantum Complexity $297,894
Josselyn, Sheena The Molecular, Cellular and Systems Bases of Cognitive Function and Dysfunction $381,097
Smith, Brian Cantwell Foundations of the Information Age: Support for Interdisciplinary Research on the Conceptual Structure of Information & Computing, Focusing on their use in Multiple Intellectual Disciplines $122,413
Total 12 $2,204,754
University of Victoria
Chow, Robert Facility for Molecular and Genetic Studies on Retinal/Eye Development $231,166
Siemens, Raymond Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory (Supporting the Development of a Prototypical Computing Environment for the Electronic Scholarly Edition and Electronic Books) $241,401
Total 2 $472,567
University of Waterloo
Kempf, Achim Physics of Information Lab $34,720
Total 1 $34,720
University of Western Ontario (The)
Bélanger, Danièle Tools for Data Collection and Analysis $37,677
Zhong, Zhen (Robert) Request to Fund Equipment for Primate Transplantation Research Facility Currently Located in UWO Animal Facility and Will Move to the New, CFI Funded "Innovarium" in 2005 $118,388
Zhu, Jingxu Infrastructure Support for Canada Research Chair Program on Powder Technology at UWO $125,000
Mittler, Silvia Photonic Surfaces and Interfaces Laboratory $145,000
Bai, Donglin Visual-guided Dual Patch Clamp Ratio Imaging and Photo Diode Array Optical Imaging in Brain Slices $145,000
Konermann, Lars A Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (Q-TOF) Mass Spectrometer for Exploring Protein Structure, Function and Dynamics $161,056
Total 6 $732,121
TOTAL 107 projects / projets $16,679,087