New Research Chairs program will bring the world’s brightest talent to Canadian campuses
“I am pleased to announce the Government of Canada’s support for recruiting top talent from the world’s science and technology sector. Attracting international researchers and scholars to Canada is critical for us as a country. These efforts will also ensure the next generation of students learn from the best and brightest talent in the world, seeing what they have to offer so that they are better prepared for the highly skilled jobs of the future.”
– The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science
Budget 2017 announced an investment of $117.6 million over eight years in the Canada 150 Research Chair program, funded from resources in the existing Canada Excellence Research Chairs program.
The Canada 150 Research Chairs program will be open to top-tier international scholars and researchers from across all disciplines, including Canadian expatriates.
The Government of Canada wants to leverage Canada’s strengths as a destination of choice for the best and brightest world-leading scholars and researchers.
Office of the Minister of Science
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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