Canada Research Chairs Program 


By helping Canadian universities and their affiliated research institutes and hospitals become world-class centres of research and research training, the Chairs Program contributes to enhancing Canada's competitiveness in the global, knowledge-based economy, improving Canadians' health, and enriching our social and cultural life. The Chairs Program also seeks to:

  • strengthen research excellence in Canada and increase Canada's research capacity by attracting and retaining the best researchers
  • improve the training of highly qualified personnel through research
  • improve universities' capacity to generate and apply new knowledge
  • promote the best possible use of research resources through strategic institutional planning, and through collaboration among institutions and between sectors

Meet our Chairs:


Paul Wilson -
Canada Research Chair
DNA Profiling, Forensics and Functional Genomics

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