International Research Chairs

Canada Excellence and Canada 150 Research Chairs are internationally acclaimed experts in their fields. We have recruited three of these chairs in the field of Arctic System Science and Climate Change – one of our three Signature Research Areas of established research excellence.

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program awards universities up to $10 million over seven years to support world renowned researchers and their teams to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. UM has been successful in recruiting two such chairs, since the program's beginnings.

Canada 150 Research Chair

The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program was launched in 2017 to enhance Canada's reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. It provides Canadian institutions with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers to Canada.

Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program was established by the Government of Canada to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds.

The University of Manitoba has an allocation of 52 Canada Research Chairs. Chair holders are research leaders or rising stars in natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, or social sciences and humanities.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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Name Chair Faculty/Department Phone number Email Address
Tracie Afifi (Tier 1) Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience Community Health Sciences & Psychiatry, Max Rady College of Medicine; Scientists, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba 204-272-3138 Tracie.Afifi@umanitoba.ca
Janilyn Arsenio (Tier 2) Chair in Systems Biology of Chronic Inflammation Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-789-3609 Janilyn.Arsenio@umanitoba.ca
Meghan Azad (Tier 2) Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease Pediatrics & Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine; Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba 204-975-7754 mazad@chrim.ca
James Blanchard (Tier 1) Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine; Director, Centre for Global Public Health 204-789-3381 james.blanchard@umanitoba.ca
Ties Boerma (Tier 1) Chair in Population and Global Health Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine   Ties.Boerma@umanitoba.ca
Andrew Halayko (Tier 1) Chair in Chronic Lung Disease Pathobiology and Treatment Physiology, Max Rady College of Medicine; Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba 204-480-1327 Andrew.Halayko@umanitoba.ca
Jason Kindrachuk (Tier 2) Chair in Molecular Pathogenesis of Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-789-3807 Jason.Kindrachuk@umanitoba.ca
Lorrie Kirshenbaum (Tier 1) Chair in Molecular Cardiology Physiology, Max Rady College of Medicine; Investigator, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre 204-235-3661 lorrie@sbrc.ca
Lisa Lix (Tier 1) Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine; Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation 204-789-3573 Lisa.Lix@umanitoba.ca
Susan Logue (Tier 2) Chair in Cell Stress and Inflammation Human Anatomy & Cell Science, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-318-5274 Susan.Logue@umanitoba.ca
Salaheddin Mahmud (Tier 2) Chair in Pharmaco-Epidemiology and Vaccine Evaluation Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-272-3139 Salah.Mahmud@umanitoba.ca
Sabine Mai (Tier 1) Chair in Genomic Instability and Nuclear Architecture in Cancer Physiology & Pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine; Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, a joint institute of U of M and CancerCare Manitoba 204-787-2135 Sabine.Mai@umanitoba.ca
Kathryn Sibley (Tier 2) Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-594-5354 Kathryn.Sibley@umanitoba.ca
Marcelo Urquia (Tier 2) Chair in Applied Population Health Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-789-3459 marcelo_urquia@cpe.umanitoba.ca
Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie (Tier 2) Chair in Neuro-oncology and Human Stem Cells Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine 204-789-3431 tamra.ogilvie@umanitoba.ca
Roberta Woodgate (Tier 1) Chair in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences 204-474-8338 Roberta.Woodgate@umanitoba.ca

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

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Name Chair Faculty/Department Phone number Email Address
David Barber (Tier 1) Chair in Arctic System Science Environment & Geography, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources 204-474-6981 david.barber@umanitoba.ca
Trust Beta (Tier 1) Chair in Grain-Based Functional Foods Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences 204-474-8214 Trust.Beta@umanitoba.ca
Nediljko Budisa (Tier 1) Chair in Chemical Synthetic Biology Chemistry, Faculty of Science   Nediljko.Budisa@umanitoba.ca
Eric Collins (Tier 2) Chair in Arctic Marine Microbial Ecosystem Services Environment & Geography, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources    
Colin Gilmore (Tier 2) Chair in Applied Electromagnetic Inversion Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 204-474-7638 Colin.Gilmore@umanitoba.ca
Carl Ho (Tier 2) Chair in Efficient Utilization of Electric Power Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 204-474-7061 carl.ho@umanitoba.ca
Pourang Irani (Tier 2) Chair in Ubiquitous Analytics Computer Science, Faculty of Science 204-474-8995 pourang.irani@umanitoba.ca
Lorenzo Livi (Tier 2) Chair in Complex Data Computer Science, Faculty of Science   lorenzo.livi@umanitoba.ca
Puyan Mojabi (Tier 2) Chair in Electromagnetic Inversion for Characterization and Design Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 204-474-6754 Puyan.Mojabi@umanitoba.ca
Joerg Stetefeld (Tier 1) Chair in Structural Biology and Biophysics Chemistry, Faculty of Science 204-474-7172 jorg.stetefeld@umanitoba.ca
Jason Treberg (Tier 2) Chair in Environmental Dynamics and Metabolism Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science 204-474-8122 jason.treberg@umanitoba.ca
Feiyue Wang (Tier 1) Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry Environment & Geography, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Clayton H Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources 204-474-6250 Feiyue.Wang@umanitoba.ca
Gouzhen Zhu (Tier 2) Chair in Mechanical and Functional Design of Nanostructured Materials Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 204-474-6399 Guozhen.Zhu@umanitoba.ca

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs

UM is home to 31 Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs created through contributions from individuals, government agencies, foundations and/or corporations, which provide targeted support in defined research fields.

Business

Link Name Chair Faculty
View researcher profile Brianna Caza Richard Morantz & Sheree Walder Morantz Professorship in Business Ethics Business Administration, I.H. Asper School of Business
View researcher profile Suzanne Gagnon Great West Life Research Chair in Leadership Education Business Administration, I.H. Asper School of Business
View researcher profile Paul Larson CN Chair in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management, I.H. Asper School of Business
View researcher profile Lei Lu Bryce Douglas Chair in Corporate Finance Accounting & Finance, I.H. Asper School of Business
View researcher profile Brian Oleson Agribusiness Chair in Cooperatives and Marketing Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
View researcher profile Lysa Porth Guy Carpenter Chair in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, I.H. Asper School of Business
View researcher profile Bryan Schwartz Asper Chair in International Business Faculty of Law
View researcher profile Wenlong Yuan Stu Clark Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Administration, I.H. Asper School of Business

Engineering

Link Name Chair Faculty
View researcher profile Philip Ferguson NSERC / Magellan Aerospace Industrial Research Chair in Satellite Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
View researcher profile Marcia Friesen NSERC Chair in Design Engineering for Sustainable Development and Enhanced Design Integration Design Education, Faculty of Engineering
View researcher profile Aniruddha Gole NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Power Systems Simulation Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Environmental

Link Name Chair Faculty
View researcher profile Gary Anderson NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Health

Link Name Chair Faculty
View researcher profile Benedict Albensi Manitoba Dementia Research Chair Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine; St. Boniface Albrechtsen Research Centre
View researcher profile Silvia Alessi-Severini Leslie F. Buggey Professorship College of Pharmacy, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Charles Bernstein Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Hani El-Gabalawy Rheumatology Research Chair Medicine and Immunology, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Gayle Halas Rady Chair in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Family Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Richard Keizjer Thorlakson Chair in Surgical Research Surgery, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Sara Kreindler Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Michelle Lobchuk Manitoba Research Chair in Caregiver Communication College Nursing, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Kelly MacDonald H.E. Sellers Research Chair in Internal Medicine Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Ruth Ann Marrie The Waugh Family Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Jonathan McGavock CIHR Applied Public Health Chair in Resilience and Obesity in Children Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine
  Gerald Minuk Morberg Family Chair in Hepatology Internal Medicine and Pharmacology, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Stephen Moses Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Thomas Murooka GlaxoSmithKline Research Chair in Immunobiology of Infectious Diseases Immunology, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Peter Nickerson Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplant Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine
View researcher profile Ryan Zarychanski Dr. Lyonel G. Israels Chair in Hematology Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine

History

Link Name Chair Faculty
View researcher profile Jennifer Dueck Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa History, Faculty of Arts
View researcher profile Barry Ferguson Duff Roblin Professorship in Government History, Faculty of Arts

Music

Link Name Chair Faculty
View researcher profile Derrick Gardner Babs Asper Professorship in Jazz Performance Desautels Faculty of Music

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