The Canada Research Chairs program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. The program was created in 2000 by the Government of Canada to establish 2,000 research professorships – Canada Research Chairs – in degree-granting institutions across the country. It invests $300 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
Chairholders improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, and strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness. They also help train the next generation of highly skilled people though student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers’ work.
The program therefore helps the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal achieve research excellence, and become a world-leading research centre.
CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRHOLDERS:
Éric A. Cohen
Canada Research Chair in human retrovirology
Javier Marcelo Di Noia
Canada Research Chair in genetic diversity
Canada Research Chair in endothelial cell functional signalling
Canada Research Chair in studies of pathogenesis of retrovirus-induced diseases
Canada Research Chair in molecular embryology and genetics
Canada Research Chair in hematopoiesis and immune cell differentiation
Nabil G. Seidah
Canada Research Chair in precursor proteolysis
Canada Research Chair in immune system signalling