New and renewed UBC Canada Research Chairs announced for 2021

June 15, 2021

The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres. Chairholders improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching and the coordination of other researchers' work. The 15 new and renewed UBC chairholders being announced represent an investment of $12.3-million through the Canada Research Chairs program. An additional $700,000 was awarded to six new chairholders at UBC through the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Please read the full announcement on the VPRI website.

UBC's New Canada Research Chairs

Prof. Kimberley Brownlee: Tier 1 CRC in Ethics and Political and Social Philosophy
Dr. Anne Gadermann: Tier 2 CRC in Bio-Eco-Social Determinants of Child and Youth Mental Health
Dr. Tillie-Louise Hackett: Tier 1 CRC in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease pathobiology and therapeutics
Dr. Mahsa JessriTier 2 CRC in Nutritional Epidemiology for Population Health
Dr. Megan Levings: Tier 1 CRC in Engineered Immune Tolerance
Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes: Tier 1 CRC in Person-Centered Care in Addiction and Public Health
Dr. Amina Zoubeidi: Tier 1 CRC in Cancer therapy resistance
Dr. Jill Zwicker: Tier 2 CRC in Pediatric Brain Development and Rehabilitation

UBC's Renewed Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Maureen Ashe: Tier 2 CRC in Community Mobility
Dr. Lori Brotto: Tier 2 CRC in Women's Sexual Health
Dr. Simone Castallarin: Tier 2 CRC in Viticulture
Prof. Amin Ghaziani: Tier 2 CRC in Urban Sexualities
Dr. Cara Haney: Tier 2 CRC in Molecular mechanisms in host-microbiome interactions
Dr. Philipp Lange: Tier 2 CRC in Translational Proteogenomics in Pediatric Malignancies
Dr. Alexander Rauscher: Tier 2 CRC in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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