The Government of Canada has announced $275M for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation has also provided over $5.2M in new funding for research infrastructure in order to support 30 chairs at 18 institutions. “Our government recognizes that when our institutions better reflect the diversity of Canada, science and research are stronger and their impacts on the lives of Canadians are more profound,” stated Canada Minister for Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan. “I am encouraged to see improved equity, diversity and inclusion among our Canada Research Chairs and look forward to seeing how their unique perspectives will help shape a better future for us all.” Canada states that this announcement brings the total number of CRCs up to 1,836.



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