Environment Clean Tech

Establish Canada Research Chairs in sustainable technology.

Liberal Platform Page 41 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Nov 2018

Major new investment in diverse research talent ushers in a new era for discovery in Canada

Government News Release November 13, 2018

Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced significant investments in the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.

The announcement includes a new investment of $210 million over the next five years, through Budget 2018, that will add 285 new chairs. This announcement also includes a boost for early career researchers and new and currently active Tier 2 Chairs who are receiving an additional supplement of up to $20,000 to help them establish their research projects. This is in recognition of what was heard during consultations with the research community–a need for a boost to propel young researchers’ careers forward.

The Government of Canada is also investing more than $156 million for 187 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 49 institutions across Canada from the most recent competition.

Several new chairs related to sustainable technology have been created as part of this program. The full list of chairs is available here.

Mar 2016

Investing in World-Leading Researchers in Clean and Sustainable Technology

2016 Federal Budget March 22, 2016

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program strengthens Canada's ability to attract and retain world-leading researchers in areas of strategic importance to Canada. Canadian universities receive up to $10 million over seven years for each Chair hosted at their institution.

Budget 2016 proposes to provide $20 million over eight years, starting in 2018-19, to create two additional Canada Excellence Research Chairs in fields related to clean and sustainable technology. These Chairs will be selected, in addition to the anticipated 20 new Chairs, as part of the upcoming competition to be launched in the spring of 2016.