Canada Research Chairs, NSERC and SSHRC funding awarded in national announcement

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Four University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC). They are:

Ning Jiang

Ning Jiang

Associate Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Human-centered Human-machine Interfaces

NSERC Tier 2 (New): $500,000 over five years

 

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Kelsey Leonard

Assistant Professor, Environment

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate and Sustainability

SSHRC Tier 2 (New): $500,000 over five years (Plus an additional $125,000 through the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund)

 

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John McPhee

Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics

NSERC Tier 1 (Renewal): $1.4 million over seven years

 

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John Turri

Professor, Philosophy

Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

SSHRC Tier 2 (Renewal): $500,000 over five years

 
 

The announcement of Canada Research Chairs was made by today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED).

The national announcement included funding for Waterloo researchers through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants program. Fifty Waterloo researchers received funding for new or renewing Discovery grants.

One Discovery Accelerator Supplement was awarded to:

Robert Gracie

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

Computing Energy Advancement: Computational Engineering for Geomechanics and Fracture ($40,000)

 
 
Waterloo researchers also received funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Insight, Insight Development, and Partnership Development grants.
 
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