Competition Results


Competition 2


Phase 2 Results

Ten new Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) were funded in the second competition of the CERC Program. Nominations were carefully reviewed by external experts, a review panel of Canadian and international experts, and a selection board composed of distinguished Canadian and international leaders. Funding decisions were approved by the CERC steering committee. 

The following ten new chairs have been announced as a result of this competition:

Steven Bryant
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs
University of Calgary

Luda Diatchenko
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics
McGill University

Vincenzo Di Marzo
Canada Research Excellence Chair in the Microbiome-Endocannabinoidome Axis in Metabolic Health
Université Laval

Gilles Gerbier
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Astroparticle Physics
Queen’s University

Jennifer Hoffman
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Materials and Devices Based on Oxide Heterostructures
The University of British Columbia

Leon Kochian
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Food Systems and Security
University of Saskatchewan

Andrea Lodi
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data Science for Real-Time Decision-Making
Polytechnique Montréal

Pierre Marquet
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics
Université Laval

Robin Rogers
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals
McGill University

Erik Snowberg
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data-Intensive Methods in Economics
The University of British Columbia


Phase 1 Results

A total of 46 proposals were carefully reviewed by external experts, a review panel of Canadian and international experts, and finally a selection board comprised of distinguished Canadian and international leaders.

The CERC steering committee approved the final selection of 11 applications, which were invited to submit a Phase 2 nomination. Universities had the opportunity to nominate world-leading researchers to fill the proposed chairs.

In Phase 1, universities had to submit a recruitment strategy, which was evaluated by the review panel. To help universities succeed in Phase 2, the review panel prepared a Recruitment Best Practices report.

Universities invited to Phase 2 competition (Number of successful proposals)