A&S research boosted with new Canada Research Chairs

August 10, 2020 by A&S News

Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Pollution control policy and environmental data justice. The evolution and death of massive stars throughout the universe. These are just some examples of work being done by eight researchers across the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto who were recently awarded Canada Research Chairs.

Marking its 20th anniversary this year, the Canada Research Chairs program is the centrepiece of the federal government’s strategy to make Canada a leader in research and development. The program seeks to attract and retain researchers in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

New Arts & Science Canada Research Chairs include:

Renewed Arts & Science Canada Research Chairs include:

  • Morgan Barense, professor, Department of Psychology — Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

The eight bring the total number of A&S chairholders to 58 and represent more than a quarter of the 29 U of T researchers named in the latest cohort.

U of T holds the largest allocation of research chairs in the country, with close to 300 chairs awarded to the University and its partner hospitals.