Research Chairs Evaluation Committee

The Research Chairs Evaluation Committee (RCEC) is composed of 12 members representing, in equal proportions, research fields funded by Canada's three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). The Vice-President, Research, who chairs the RCEC, the two Associate Vice-Presidents, Research and the Vice-President, Academic and Provost, are ex-officio members.

Committee members serve a one-year term, which may be renewed. The selection of members takes into account the Office of the Vice-President Research’s commitment to ensure diversity and to promote equity and inclusivity with regards to the four designated groups in Canada: women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The RCEC's mandate is to evaluate new and renewal nominations submitted for the following categories of Chairs: Canada Research Chairs; University Research Chairs; and Research Chairs in Canadian Francophonie.  All nominations are subject to the highest evaluation criteria as set out by the federal government’s Canada Research Chairs Program. 

Research Chairs Evaluation Committee Membership List

Member Faculty Department Tri-Agency Representation Title
Mona Nemer Medicine Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology CIHR VP, Research;  Committee Chair
Heidi Sveistrup Health Sciences School of Rehabilitation Sciences CIHR Full Professor
Bernard Thébaud Medicine Pediatrics CIHR Full Professor
Kristin Baetz Medicine Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology CIHR Associate Professor
Jeremy Kerr Science Biology NSERC Full Professor
Sylvain Charbonneau     NSERC Associate VP, Research
Hanan Anis Engineering School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science NSERC Associate Professor
André Beauchemin Science Chemistry NSERC Associate Professor
Monica Gattinger Social Sciences Political Studies SSHRC Associate Professor
Ruby Heap Arts History SSHRC Associate VP, Research; Full Professor
Shana Poplack Arts Linguistics SSHRC Full Professor
Colleen Flood Law Common Law SSHRC Full Professor
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