U of G gets $3.4 million from Canada Research Chairs Program

May 04, 2018

The University of Guelph will receive $3.4 million through two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and renewal of three others.

This funding is part of federal support for 186 chairs that have been established or renewed at 48 institutions across Canada, an investment of $158.7 million.

Engineering professor and Next AI Academic Advisor, Graham Taylor will receive a new Tier 2 chair in Machine Learning Systems, and Prof. Kim Anderson, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, will hold a new Tier 2 chair in Indigenous Relationships.

Existing chairs were renewed for Prof. Kari Dunfield, School of Environmental Sciences; Prof. Aaron Berg, Department of Geography; and Prof. Monique Deveaux, Department of Philosophy.

Tier 2 chairs are for potential world leaders in their fields and are worth $100,000 a year over five years.

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