Canada Research Chairs and CERCs

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Launched in 2008, the CERC program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. These awards are among the most prestigious and generous available globally.

  • Kayla King, Evolutionary Dynamics of Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Corey Stephenson, Innovative Synthetic Methods for Translational Chemistry

Canada Research Chairs

The Faculty of Science is home to more than 40 Canada Research Chairs. The world’s most accomplished and promising minds receive these prestigious appointments to take their research to a higher level.

  • Amy Angert, Conservation Ecology
  • Marie Auger-Méthé, Statistical Ecology
  • Anna Blakney, Nucleic Acid Bioengineering
  • Kai Chan, Re-Wilding and Social-Ecological Transformation
  • William Cheung, Ocean Sustainability and Global Change
  • Andrea Damascelli, Electronic Structure of Quantum Materials
  • Jiarui Ding, Machine Learning and Single-cell Analysis
  • Lindsay Eltis, Microbial Catabolism and Biocatalysis
  • Amanda Giang, Environmental Modelling for Policy
  • Gary Hinshaw, Observational Cosmology
  • Zachary Hudson, Sustainable Chemistry
  • Mark Johnson, Ecohydrology
  • Patrick Keeling, Microbial Diversity and Evolution
  • Xin Li, Plant Immunity
  • Mark MacLachlan, Supramolecular Materials
  • Karon MacLean, Interactive Human Systems Design
  • Anotida Madzvamuse, Theoretical and Computational Cell Biology
  • Jessica McIver, Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
  • Kota Mizumota, Developmental Neurobiology
  • Mathav Murugan, Probability
  • Raymond Ng, Data Science and Analytics
  • Yaniv Plan, Data Science
  • Navin Ramankutty, Data Science for Sustainable Global Food Systems
  • Sujatha Ramdorai, Mathematics
  • Andrea Reid, Indigenous Fisheries Science
  • Katherine Ryan, Biosynthetic Enzymes
  • Laurel Schafer, Catalyst Development
  • Mark Schmidt, Large-Scale Machine Learning
  • Patricia Schulte, Responses of Fish to a Changing Environment
  • Leonid Sigal, Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  • Matthijs Smit, Applied Geochemistry of Earth's Lithosphere
  • Rashid Sumaila, Interdisciplinary Oceans and Fisheries Economics
  • Carolina Tropini, Quantitative Microbiota Biology for Health Applications
  • Geoffrey Wasteneys, Plant Cell Biology
  • Laura Wegener Parfrey, Protist Ecology
  • Juncheng Wei, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Concentration Phenomena and Applications
  • Ziliang Ye, Optical Control of Quantum Materials
  • Jiaying Zhao, Behavioral Sustainability


Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

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