Canada Research Chairs announced: Water Institute researcher among the world’s brightest scholars and scientists

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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

Among the recipients was Water Institute member James Craig, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Modelling and Analysis, who has been renewed for five years.

Professor Craig is one of 188 new and renewed chairs from 43 Canadian institutions through an investment of $151 million to support research excellence.

James CraigJames Craig 

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Canada Research Chair in 
Hydrological Modelling and Analysis

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

“I’m honoured to receive this extension of my CRC. This position has helped my research group and collaborators to successfully engage in ambitious computational hydrology research, and I look forward to see what we can do with another 5 years of support.”
– James Craig

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we can harness the power of science to solve major problems facing our country and the world. This funding shows how much we value our researchers and reinforces our commitment to helping them do outstanding work for Canadians in all fields of science.”
- The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health

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