Three Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) researchers are among a group of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) recently announced by the Government of Canada.
Established in 2000, the CRC program helps bolster academic research by attracting and retaining world’s brightest scholars and scientists. Chairholders work across a diversity of fields to advance knowledge and discovery, improve quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and train the next generation of highly skilled talent.
In total, the Government of Canada is investing more than $139 million to support 176 new and renewed Chairs at 46 academic institutions in Canada, with UBC receiving funding for 19 chairs.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), a partner of the CRC program, also announced an investment for cutting-edge research infrastructure to support chairholders through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Through JELF, a combined total of over $500,00 was awarded to new CRCs at UBC, including Dr. Jessica Rosin’s project “Visualizing Immune Cell Activities using Live-cell Imaging and Confocal Microscopy.”
- Teresa Liu-Ambrose (Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine): Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Health and Mobility in Aging
- Jessica Rosin (Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry): Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Immune Regulation of Developmental Programs
- Janice Eng (Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine): Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation