Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Glossary Term: Research Chair


A position that provides for the appointment of an individual who has achieved excellence in their academic field. Canada Research Chairs are funded by the Tri-Agency and are nominated according to the guidelines established by the Canada Research Chairs program. Endowed Research Chairs are supported by an individual and/or corporate partners and/or professional or disciplinary associations. Endowed Research Chairs may be created to recruit, retain, and recognize renowned researchers in sponsored disciplines or research areas. Industrial Research Chairs are supported by corporate partners to conduct research that lies within the area of interest to the industry.
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