Prime Minister announces $194 million to create new Canada Research Chairs

November 12, 2004


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

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved /
Projets appuyés
Algoma University College 1
Athabasca University 1
Brandon University 2
Concordia University 4
Dalhousie University 4
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal 1
Malaspina University-College 1
McGill University 16
McMaster University 5
Memorial University of Newfoundland 2
Mount Saint Vincent University 1
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 1
Okanagan University College 1
Queen’s University 3
Royal Roads University 1
Ryerson University 1
Saint Mary’s University 1
Simon Fraser University 5
St. Francis Xavier University 2
Université Laval 3
Université Sainte-Anne-Collège de l’Acadie 1
Université de Montréal 6
Université de Sherbrooke 3
Université du QC Institut national de la rech. scientifique 1
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 1
Université du Québec à Montréal 4
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1
University College of Cape Breton 1
University College of the Fraser Valley 1
University of Alberta 11
University of British Columbia (The) 14
University of Calgary (The) 6
University of Guelph 1
University of Manitoba 4
University of New Brunswick 1
University of Northern British Columbia 1
University of Ontario Institute of Technology 1
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa 7
University of Regina 1
University of Saskatchewan 7
University of Toronto 9
University of Victoria 6
University of Waterloo 10
University of Western Ontario (The) 4
University of Winnipeg (The) 1
York University 4
Total 46 institutions / établissements 163

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
Algoma University College
Cory, Jennifer Molecular Ecology of Insects and their Viral Pathogens $125,000
Total 1 $125,000
Athabasca University
Kanuka, Heather Long-term Changes Occuring in Distance Education as a Result of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (E-learning) $36,600
Total 1 $36,600
Brandon University
Untereiner, Wendy DNA Sequence and Fragment Analysis Infrastructure for Studies in Biodiversity, Ecology and Population Biology $67,349
Malainey, Mary Enhancing the Identification of Archaeological Residues Through the Acquisition of Confirmational Tools and a Mass Spectrometer with a Higher Mass Range $74,999
Total 2 $142,348
Concordia University
Sha, Xin Wei Topological Media Laboratory $125,000
Forman, David Laboratory for the Study of Children's Collaborative Motivation and Social Development $25,787
Floryan, Jerzy Infrastructure for the Development and Testing of Flow Modulation Strategies $140,000
Martin, Vincent Engineering of Microorganisms for Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals $195,224
Total 4 $486,011
Dalhousie University
Thomas, Helmuth Marine Carbon Cycle Laboratory $80,000
Lyons, Renee Lab in Health Promotion and Health Policy $118,590
Borwein, Jonathan Dalhousie DRIVE:Distributed Research Institute and Virtual Environment $200,000
Baylis, Francoise Intellectual Commons $109,954
Total 4 $508,544
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Skorobogatiy, Maksim Draw Tower for Experiments in Drawing Low Melting Temperature Material Preforms and Optimization of Microstructured Fiber Drawing Process - Fabrication of All-polymer Hollow Photonic Band Gap Fibers 125 000 $
Total 1 125 000 $
Malaspina University-College
Barnes, Penelope Environmental Interactions Between Shellfish Aquaculture and Coastal Ecosystems $125,000
Total 1 $125,000
McGill University
Kristof, Arnold Molecular Mechanisms Regulating the Control of Gene Transcription During the Pulmonary Innate Immune Response $101,318
Vinals, Jorge Beowulf-class Computer Cluster for the Study of Advanced Materials $125,000
Cloutier, Jean-Francois Molecular Basis of Topographic Map Formation in Sensory Systems $135,452
Young, Jason Cellular Functions of the Hsp70 and Hsp90 Molecular Chaperones $150,000
Vidal, Silvia Instrumentation to Develop High-through-put Cellular and Pathophysiological Phenotypes Infection in a Mouse Whole-genome Screen for Recessive Mutations at the McGill Center of Host Resistance $154,000
Nadeau, Jay Single-molecule and Single-cell Fluorescence and Electrical Measurements $203,429
Gonzalez, Andrew Laboratory Infrastructure for Experimental Community and Ecosystem Ecology $220,778
Haghighi, Ali Pejmun Regulation of Synaptic Growth and Function at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction Using a Combined Approach of Genetics, Molecular Biology, Imaging and Electrophysiology $266,158
Abouheif, Ehab The Evolutionary and Developmental Genetic Basis of Wing Polyphenism in Ants $274,181
Brandenberger, Robert Infrastructure for a New McGill Theoretical Cosmology Research Program $64,000
Dimitrakopoulos, Roussos-Georgios Collaboration Facility for the Computational Modelling and Visualization of Risk in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development, Optimization and Planning $100,000
Vengallatore, Srikar Surface Characterization of Micromachined Biomaterials $110,000
McAdams, Stephen Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory $123,999
Martinez Trujillo, Julio Cesar Physiological Mechanisms of Attention $173,399
Le Bourdais, Céline STATISTIQUES SOCIALES ET CHANGEMENT FAMILIAL - Une infrastructure de recherche pour analyser les transformations familiales et éclairer le développement de politiques sociales $192,640
Barralet, Jake Bone-Inductive Materials Characterisation Laboratory $199,972
Total 16 $2,594,326
McMaster University
Davidson, Timothy Design of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Wireless Communication Systems $121,946
Gupta, Bhagwati Molecular Analysis of the Regulation and Evolution of Gene Networks During Animal Development $125,000
Bhandari, Mohit Infrastructure for the Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes $78,810
Kips, Johan Infrastructure to Support Investigation into Pathogenesis of Chronic Airway Obstruction in Allergic Individuals and in Smokers $104,092
Eikelboom, John Resistance to Antiplatelet Drugs and Cardiovascular Prevention: Laboratory Diagnosis, Mechanisms, Genetic Determinants, and New Treatments $132,901
Total 5 $562,749
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Chen, Qiying Ultrafast Nano-Photonics Laboratory Facility $125,000
McIlroy, Duncan Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geoscience / Geotechnology $125,000
Total 2 $250,000
Mount Saint Vincent University
Looker, Ellen Dianne Atlantic Centre for the Study of Information-technology in Society (ACSIS); A Research Facility on the Use and Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Cultural and Social Groups $135,764
Total 1 $135,764
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Varga, Darrell Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Film and Media Studies $68,000
Total 1 $68,000
Okanagan University College
Hodges, Karen Infrastructure to Support Research in Conservation Biology of Peripheral Populations by the Vernon C. "Bert" Brink CRC Chair in Conservation Biology $125,000
Total 1 $125,000
Queen's University
Daymond, Mark Connecting Microscale and Macroscale Deformation $125,000
Waldman, Stephen Engineering of Synovial Joint Tissues $125,000
Kuhlmeier, Valerie Social Cognitive Development Research Facility $40,000
Total 3 $290,000
Royal Roads University
Dale, Ann An e-Research Platform to Support Sustainable Community Development $75,000
Total 1 $75,000
Ryerson University
Kolios, Michael Biomedical Ultrasonics Laboratory $118,414
Total 1 $118,414
Saint Mary’s University
Loughlin, Catherine Behavioural Research Laboratory at Saint Mary's University $103,581
Total 1 $103,581
Simon Fraser University
Welch, John Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Field and Laboratory Equipment Infrastructural Request $125,000
Zhao, Yuezhi The Global Media Monitoring and Analysis Lab $125,000
Romisch, Karin Laboratory for the Study of Mechanisms of Protein Secretion $125,000
Flowers, Gwenn Portable Glacier Laboratory: Investigations of Glacier Hydrology, Dynamics and Hazards in the Context of Climate Change $125,000
Mooney, Patricia Semiconductor Defect Spectroscopy Laboratory $200,000
Total 5 $700,000
St. Francis Xavier University
Kellman, Lisa Terrestrial Biogeochemistry in Atlantic Canada $51,097
Hallstrom, Lars Public Policy and Governance Research Centre: Dedicated Research Facility Consisting of Interview Rooms and a Computer Laboratory for Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis and Policy Research $73,855
Total 2 $124,952
Université Laval
Desbiens, Caroline Laboratoire en géographie historique du Nord sur les processus d’humanisation autochtone du territoire nordique 44 149 $
Khalaf, Lynda Computing Cluster for Canada Research Chair on: Environmental and Financial Econometric Analysis 45 878 $
Kleitz, Freddy Laboratory of Functional Nanostructured Materials: Facility for the Synthesis and Characterisation of Functional Porous Composite Materials 276 800 $
Total 3 366 827 $
Université Sainte-Anne-Collège de l’Acadie
Pichette, Jean-Pierre Laboratoire de littérature orale 72 081 $
Total 1 72 081 $
Université de Montréal
Charette, André New Infrastructure for Reagents and Catalyst Discovery 146 736 $
Silva, Carlos Tuneable Ultrafast Laser Facility for Materials Research: Continuously Probing Dynamics of Absorptive and Luminescent Electronic Species from Femtosecond to Millisecond Timescales 522 179 $
Cameron, Christina Un appui technologique à une nouvelle façon de comprendre et de gérer le patrimoine architectural 42 944 $
Brodeur, Patrice Islam, Pluralism and Globalization Laboratory 41 761 $
Lehoux, Pascale Canada Research Chair on Innovation in Health: The Impact of Design Strategies on the Use of Health Technology 95 862 $
Rouleau, Guy Institute for Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Platform 660 695 $
Total 5 1 510 177 $
Université de Sherbrooke
Bélisle, Marc Canada Research Chair in Spatial and Landscape Ecology / Chaire de Recherche du Canada en écologie spatiale et en écologie du paysage 90 732 $
Lepage, Martin Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Supporting Infrastructure for Small Animal Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contrast Agent Development Laboratory 139 725 $
Faucheux, Nathalie Plate-forme d'analyses biologiques et biochimiques des systèmes biohybrides cellules-biomatériaux 237 000 $
Total 3 467 457 $
Université du QC Institut national de la rech. scientifique
Tyagi, Rajeshwar Dayal Laboratoire de recherche sur la bioconversion des eaux usées et des boues d'épuration en produits à haute valeur ajoutée 238 916 $
Total 1 238 916 $
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Laprise, Catherine Infrastructure de soutien à la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l'étude des déterminants génétiques de l'asthme: un modèle pour l'analyse d'un trait complexe à composante inflammatoire 152 239 $
Total 1 152 239 $
Université du Québec à Montréal
Beaulieu, Alain Laboratoire de recherche et base de données relationnelle sur la question territoriale autochtone (1760-1900) 93 163 $
Otis, Joanne Laboratoire de recherche en éducation à la santé 101 276 $
Gingras, Yves Laboratoire virtuel de sociologie des sciences 140 337 $
Shen, Yanan Acquisition of a Gas-source Mass Spectrometer for Multiple Stable Isotope Analyses 180 000 $
Total 4 514 776 $
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Bernier, Marc André Inventaire du patrimoine imprimé d'Ancien Régime au Québec 127 370 $
Total 1 127 370 $
University College of Cape Breton
Mac Kinnon, Richard Digitization Laboratory $62,993
Total 1 $62,993
University College of the Fraser Valley
Brody, Hugh Understanding Aboriginal Peoples Through Film and Video $74,992
Total 1 $74,992
University of Alberta
Buriak, Jillian Acquisition of a State-of-the-art Potentiostat/Galvanostat, and Solvent Purification System $43,204
Campbell, Robert Basic Instrumentation for Biophotonic Research: Upgrading a Shared use Fluorometer for Time-resolved Anisotropy and Energy Transfer Measurement Capabilities $53,297
Jaeger, Wolfgang High Power Microwave and Infrared Sources for a Helium Nanodroplet Isolation Spectrometer $122,360
Kawchuk, Gregory The Role of Independent and Interactive Biomechanics in Common Spinal Disorders $371,957
Hegadoren, Kathleen Assessment of Stress Responses After Traumatic Experiences Using Cardiorespiratory Parameters and Autonomic Reactivity $82,999
Smiley, James Equipment for Functional Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Virus-host Interactions: Live Cell Fluorescent Microscopy, Protein Purification, and 2-D Gel Electrophoresis $143,615
Kuznicki, Steven Facility for the Synthesis and Characterization of Molecular Sieve Nanomaterials $160,000
Luo, Jingli Fuel Cell Test Station for Sulfur-containing Gas Fuels $162,321
Lehmann, Ordan Mechanisms of Inherited Ocular Disease: Molecular Genetic and Phenotypic Assessment of Inherited Optic Neuropathies in Transgenic Models and Humans $194,953
Michelakis, Evangelos A Small Animal Molecular Imaging System (Integrated Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography, SPECT-CT) for Translational and Preclinical Therapeutics Research $242,814
Courneya, Kerry Physical Activity and Cancer Laboratory $432,650
Total 11 $2,010,170
University of British Columbia (The)
Purcell-Gates, Victoria Early Childhood & Literacy Research Laboratory for Data Gathering, Analysis, Development of Implications for Practice, Collaboration on Research, Engagement of Grad Students in Research Activities $63,977
Coops, Nicholas Establishment of a World-class Remote Sensing Research Laboratory $117,999
Diamond, Adele Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory $166,740
Chiao, Mu Infrastructure for Microfabrication and Characterization of MEMS and Nano Devices $167,998
Snutch, Terrance Automated Patch Clamp System for the Identification of Novel Ion Channel Blockers $222,844
Wright, Handel The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education (CCIE) $41,238
Pinar, William Research Facility for Internationalization of Curriculum Studies Project $68,760
Adem, Alejandro Computations and Applications of Group Cohomology $110,000
Carpenter, Mark Physiological and Psychological Origins of Balance Disorders and the Efficacy of Physical Activity Intervention Programs to Improve Balance Performance $138,064
Aparicio, Samuel Towards Realistic Models of Human Cancers $150,000
Accili, Eric Laboratory for Pacemaker Channel Research $152,019
Li, Hongbin Single Molecule Atomic Force Microscopy and Protein Engineering Laboratory $175,000
Ciufolini, Marco Creation of a Laboratory of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the University of British Columbia $250,000
Edgar, Bruce Laboratory for Cell Cycle Control $266,150
Total 14 $2,090,789
University of Calgary (The)
Dunn, Jeffrey The Centre for the Study of Oxygen in Disease Progression and Treatment $191,422
Birss, Viola Equipment for the Preparation and Characterization of Materials for Energy Applications $197,156
Schriemer, David Identity Mimotope Technology for Protein Microarrays $200,000
Ghannouchi, Fadhel Intelligent RF Radio Laboratory $224,510
Carroll, Susanne Laboratory for Second Language Acquisition Research $16,171
Taylor, Michael Scott The University of Calgary Environmental Economics Data Laboratory $100,755
Total 6 $930,014
University of Guelph
Mason, Georgia An Integrated Laboratory Complex for the Analysis of Animal Behavioural Biology $123,138
Total 1 $123,138
University of Manitoba (The)
Mizuno, Tooru Obesity and Diabetes: Infrastructure for Metabolic Studies in Mouse Models $126,603
Davie, James Chromatin Dynamics and Nuclear Organization $140,730
Blanchard, James Research Laboratory for Epidemiology and Applied Public Health Research $125,000
Menec, Verena Laboratory to Study Determinants of Healthy Aging $125,000
Total 4 $517,333
University of New Brunswick
Ulieru, Mihaela Laboratory Infrastructure for CRC Research in Adaptive Information Infrastructures $124,998
Total 1 $124,998
University of Northern British Columbia
Tang, Youmin Computing Laboratory for Climate Prediction and Data Assimilation $74,989
Total 1 $74,989
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Holdway, Douglas Development of Continuous-flow Wet-laboratory and Controlled Temperature Room Facilities for the Investigation of Pulse-exposure Effects of Contaminants on Aquatic Organisms and Biomarker Validation $125,000
Total 1 $125,000
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa
Blier, Pierre Elucidation and Optimization of the Mechanisms of Action of Antidepressant Treatments Using Electrophysiological Recording Techniques in Animals and Application of the Results to the Clinical Setting $124,812
Touyz, Rhian Molecular and Cellular Biology of Hypertension – Role of Vasoactive Peptides in Vascular Damage and Implications in Renal Disease $130,000
Rouillard, Christian Centre d'analyse et de recherche sur les réformes politiques et administratives (CARPA) $43,779
Brand, Marjorie Regulation of Gene Expression $120,000
Labonte, Ronald Globalization and Health Equity: A Research Program which will Harness Research Evidence to Action that will Create more Equitable and Health-promoting Environments and Socioeconomic Eonditions $125,000
Kaern, Mads Quantitative Systems Biology: An Interdisciplinary Study of Gene Regulatory Networks and the Relationship Between their Architecture, Dynamics and Biological Function $139,591
Figeys, Daniel Advancing Proteomics to Systems Biology: Proteomic Technology Development and Application for the Creation of a Proteomic Model of Colorectal Cancer Progression $173,717
Total 7 $856,899
University of Regina
Schick, Carol Centre for Social Justice and Aboriginal Education $75,000
Total 1 $75,000
University of Saskatchewan
Achenbach, Sven Synchrotron Micro/Nano Structures Characterization $125,000
Abonyi, Sylvia Aboriginal Health Research and Training Facility $125,000
Kalynchuk, Lisa Laboratory for Studying the Neurobiology of Depression and Anxiety Disorders $125,000
Pedras, Maria Soledade Equipment for Metabolic Profiling and Enzyme Purification of Plant and Fungal Products of Importance to Agriculture and Environment $140,000
St-Maurice, Jean-Pierre A Very High Latitude HF Radar to Study Polar Cap Electrodynamics $140,000
Brawley, Lawrence Physical Activity and Health Promotion Laboratory $125,000
Chapman, L Dean New Methods of X-ray Imaging $125,000
Total 7 $905,000
University of Toronto
Belsham, Denise Molecular Analysis of Hypothalamic Function $125,000
Sellen, Daniel Laboratory for the Study of Constraints on Young Child Nutrition to Support Anthropological Research on Improving Young Child Nutrition $128,000
Miyake, Akira Understanding Individual and Age-related Differences in Executive Control and Frontal Lobe Functioning: A Multi-Pronged Approach $152,000
Agrawal, Aneil The Integrative Study of Genetics in Evolutionary Ecology $265,200
Gallagher, Kathleen Youth and Urban School Performances $71,717
Grady, Cheryl Neuroplasticity in Aging $118,777
Martin, Alberto The Development of a State-of-the-art Bio-Molecular and Tissue Culture Facilities to Investigate the Antibody Response to Pathogens $119,589
Attisano, Liliana Automated Inverted Microscope for Live Cell Imaging and Photoactivation/Photobleaching $130,961
Levine, Joel Neurogenetics Infrastructure $292,134
Total 9 $1,403,378
University of Victoria
Wharf Higgins, Joan Institute of Physical Activity, Health & Wellness $65,686
Kunze, Eric Internal Waves and Mixing in the Ocean $162,676
Papadopoulos, Christo Nanostructure Fabrication and Characterization Infrastructure for Advanced Studies in Nanoscale Science and Technology $205,262
Quas, Anthony Computing Support for CRC Chair in Ergodic Theory, Probability and Social Choice Modelling $7,000
Frank, Natia Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials Characterization $240,000
Giles, Randy Advanced Optical Networks Laboratory $245,000
Total 6 $925,624
University of Waterloo
Worswick, Michael Digital Servo-control System, Automated Pycnometer, and Integrated Optical Microscopy-image Analysis for State-of-the-art Tube Bending and Hydroforming $127,026
Nathan, Arokia Facility for Fabrication, Test, and Characterization of Nano-crystalline Silicon Thin Film Transistors and Circuits $140,000
Keshav, Srinivasan Infrastructure for Research in Tetheless Computing $199,335
Curtis, Lori The Waterloo Health Economics Data Lab (WHEDL) at the University of Waterloo $34,891
Staines, W Richard Sensorimotor Control Laboratory: An Integrative Neuroimaging Approach to Basic Mechanisms and Implications for Stroke Recovery $130,130
Khandani, Amir Keyvan Laboratory Facilities for Analysis, Design and Implementation of Communication Algorithms $130,659
Cook, Richard Infrastructure for Canada Research Chair in Statistical Methods for Health Research at the University of Waterloo $142,793
Nazar, Linda Solid State Electrochemical & Materials Characterization Facility $153,139
Chen, Pu Facilities for Research in Nano-biomaterials $153,702
Servos, Mark Analytical Tools for Assessing the Risk of Emerging Threats to Water Quality $279,000
Total 10 $1,490,675
University of Western Ontario (The)
Richardson, Bryan Small Animal Care Unit for Guinea Pig Study $100,714
Laird, Dale Molecular Imaging of Connexins at the Biochemical Level, Expression of Mutant Connexins into Tissue-relevant Cells and Characterization of Connexin Transgenic Mice