Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.6

November 18, 2004


Five CRCs announced


The university has been awarded five new Canada Research Chairs. This brings to 15 the number awarded to Concordia so far by the federal government:

Jerzy Floryan, CRC in Fluid Mechanics and Computational Engineering; Alexander Shnirelman, CRC in Applied Mathematics (both Tier 1); David Forman, CRC in Human Development Vincent Martin, CRC in Microbial Genomics and Engineering and Xin Wei Sha, CRC in New Media Arts (all Tier 2).

Tier 1 chairs are awarded to established researchers and provide $200,000 per year over seven years. Tier 2 Chairs are awarded to emerging researchers, and provide $100,000 per year over five years.

Only three of the latest CRCs to be announced are actually in place; the others will be in place by January. We will bring you more about these welcome new faculty members in future issues of CTR.