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Memorial Receives Three New Canada Research Chairs

The appointments are for tier 2 chairs, which are five-year positions worth $100,000 each year with the possibility of one five-year renewal, which represents a total investments (including the CFI fuding ) of more than $1.6 million in federal funding.

The recipients are:

Dr. Rachel Sipler, Surf and Turf: How Changes on Land Impact the Ocean, Department of Ocean Sciences, Faculty of Science, is the Canada Research Chair in Ocean Biogeochemistry.

Dr. Julia Christensen, Finding Home in an Urbanizing Arctic, Canada Research Chair in Northern Governance and Public Policy, joins the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in December.

Dr. Baiyu (Helen) Zhang, Controlling Oil Pollution, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering.

Created in 2000, the Canada Research Chairs program has helped attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds to post-secondary institutions in the country.

Since its creation in 1997, CFI has ensured Canadian researchers have the tools — the cutting-edge labs, facilities and equipment — they need to push the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines.

CFI and the Canada Research Chairs program partner through JELF to provide top-notch infrastructure for research institutions across Canada.

To read the full article in The Gazette, click here.