Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program was established by the federal government in 2000 to promote excellence and innovation in research by rewarding the country's leading academics and attracting the best research minds in the world to study at Canadian universities.

As of September 2017, Western has 39 active CRCs in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Daniel Ansari - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Eric Arts - Pathogenesis and Viral Control
  • Tima Bansal - Business Sustainability
  • Bipasha Baruah - Global Women's Issues
  • Paul Beamish – International Management
  • Frank Beier - Musculoskeletal Research
  • Trevor Birmingham - Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Girma Bitsuamlak - Wind Engineering
  • Audrey Bouvier - Planetary Materials
  • Brian Branfireun - Environment and Sustainability
  • Peter Brown - Planetary Small Bodies
  • Mathias Dietz - Binaural Hearing
  • Giovanni Fanchini - Carbon-based Nanomaterials and Nano-optoelectronics
  • Melvyn Goodale - Visual Neuroscience
  • Michael Haan - Migration and Ethnic Relations
  • Mikko Karttunen - Materials and Biomaterials Science
  • Jamie Kramer - Neuroepigenetics
  • Dale Laird – Gap Junctions and Disease
  • Lance Lochner - Human Capital and Poductivity
  • Stephen Lomber - Brain Plasticity and Development
  • Fred Longstaffe - Stable Isotope Science
  • Penny MacDonald - Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
  • Haojie Mao - Head Mechanics
  • Ravi Menon - Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Stanimir Metchev - Extrasolar Planets
  • Patrick O'Donoghue - Chemical Biology
  • Rajnikant Patel – Advanced Robotics and Control
  • Andrew Pruszynski - Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  • Tilottama Rajan - Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Clare Robinson - Water Quality
  • Lisa Saksida - Translational Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Tsun-Kong Sham - Materials & Synchrotron Radiation
  • Kevin Shoemaker - Physiology of Exercise
  • Lars Stentoft - Financial Econometrics
  • Xueliang Sun - Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Amardeep Thind - Health Services
  • Xianbin Wang - Wireless Security
  • Charles Weijer - Bioethics
  • Jingxu (Jesse) Zhu – Particle Technology