Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

February 08, 2012 15:05 ET

Twelve Canada Excellence Research Chairs Present Key Findings in Health, Environment, Water, ICT and Automotive Research at Special Lecture in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2012) - Twelve of Canada's most renowned researchers will present their work and talk about their latest discoveries at a special lecture event at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver. Media will have a chance to engage with these researchers at the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Summit on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

There will be a photo opportunity and media availability following the event.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lecture Theatre C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

The following 12 chairholders will make presentations:

  • Robert Boyd, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics, University of Ottawa
  • David Cory, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing, University of Waterloo
  • Ali Emadi, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain, McMaster University
  • Michael Houghton, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology, University of Alberta
  • Younès Messaddeq, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Enabling Photonic Innovations for Information and Communication, Université Laval
  • Adrian Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, The University of Western Ontario
  • Fritz Roth, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Integrative Biology, University of Toronto
  • Søren Rysgaard, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change, University of Manitoba
  • Thomas Thundat, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Oil Sands Molecular Engineering, University of Alberta
  • Philippe Van Cappellen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology, University of Waterloo
  • Doug Wallace, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology, Dalhousie University
  • Howard Wheater, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, University of Saskatchewan

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Michael Adams - Communications Advisor,
    Canada Excellence Research Chairs Prorgram
    613-944-1758
    Cell: 613-219-7523
    michael.adams@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca