Fifteen UBC researchers announced as new and renewed UBC Canada Research Chairs

June 2, 2022

Fifteen UBC researchers were announced as new and renewed Canada Research Chairs in the latest round of appointments. 

The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres. Chairholders improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching and the coordination of other researchers' work.

The Honourable Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of more than $102 million, in support of 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions. The 15 new and renewed UBC chairholders being announced represent an investment of $15.1 million through the Canada Research Chairs program.

New chairs
  • Muhammad Abdul-Mageed (Computational Linguistics and Information Science) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning 
  • Phanuel Antwi (English Language and Literatures) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Black Arts and Epistemologies 
  • Julia Gabriele Harten (School of Community and Regional Planning) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Data Innovation for Housing and Inclusive Urbanization 
  • Crystal Karakochuk (Land & Food Systems) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Micronutrients and Human Health 
  • Kai Li (Sauder School of Business) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Corporate Governance 
  • Patricia Schulte (Zoology) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Responses of Fish to a Changing Environment
Renewed chairs 
  • Andrea Damascelli (Physics & Astronomy) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials 
  • Adam Ford (Biology - UBCO) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Restoration Ecology 
  • Mark Johnson (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ecohydrology 
  • Mark MacLachlan (Chemistry,) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular Materials 
  • Corey Nislow (Pharmaceutical Sciences) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Genomics 
  • Gina Ogilvie (School of Population and Public Health) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Control of HPV-Related Disease and Cancer 
  • Matthew Pennell (Zoology) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Adapting Biosystems 
  • Geraldine Pratt (Geography) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Care Economies and Global Labour 
  • Navin Ramankutty (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs)  Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Global Food Systems 

 

View the Canada Research Chairs announcement