RESEARCH CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
Canada Research Chairs
The key objective of the Canada Research Chairs program is to enable Canadian universities, together with their affiliated research institutes and hospitals, to achieve the highest levels of research excellence, to become world-class research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy. The secondary objectives of the Canada Research Chairs program are:
|Dr. Jeffrey Priest
Canada Research Chair (TIER II) in Geomechanics of Gas Hydrates
Endowed Research Chairs
Endowed Chairs are prestigious academic staff appointments funded by an endowment established to recognize and/or attract to the university internationally recognized senior academics whose scholarly activity and accomplishments will enrich selected areas of research and teaching.
These appointments are distinguished from other sponsored academic appointments (such as those underwritten by the national granting councils, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, and others) by the manner in which appointees are selected, which is internal to, and determined by, the university.
Endowed chairs were established as a means of selectively developing, promoting, and recognizing excellence in research and scholarship at the university.
|Dr. Lina Kattan
Research Chair in Transportation Systems Optimization
|Endowed Chair in Project Management|
Industrial Research Chairs and Professorships
The Industrial Research Chairs and Professorships program funds research and teaching in engineering in fields that present unique industrial opportunities and respond to industrial needs. The proposed research must either build on existing strengths, or establish a new research area for the university.
The Industrial Research Chairs and Professorships program has already led to the establishment of several positions within the Schulich School of Engineering.
|Dr. Bruce Jamieson
NSERC Research Chair in Snow Avalanche Risk Control
Killam Research Chair
"A Killam Memorial Chair is the most prestigious research award bestowed by the U of C and the Killam Trustees," says U of C Vice-President (Research) Len Bruton. "Only world-class scholars are named Killam Memorial Chairs at the U of C and this year is no exception. It is a nationally renowned award."
Dr. Nigel Shrive is the recipient of one of the two University of Calgary Killam Research Chairs. The initial appointment is for five years. Dr. Shrive aims to build and consolidate the Provincial Biomedical Engineering Program. Following the mandate of working to improve multidisciplinary research on campus, Dr. Shrive will continue to work with Dr. Sheldon Roth, Faculty of Medicine, on developing the collaborative environmental research activities in the University. As a project leader in the ISIS (Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures) NCE (Network of Centres of Excellence), Dr. Shrive will also maintain his interest in masonry research.
The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prizes are named after the highly successful Canadian businessman who died in 1955. The prizes honour eminent Canadian scholars in the areas of engineering, health sciences and natural sciences and are awarded as a result of nominations. Dorothy Killam, Izaak's widow, bequest funds to the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Canada Council for the Arts, Dalhousie University, and the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. Since 1967, the six trusts have expended income in excess of $100 million in support of over 3,600 scholars.