Canada Excellence Research Chair
The University of Ottawa is proud to have obtained a Canada Excellence Research Chair. Professor Robert W. Boyd, a pioneer and world leader in quantum optics and photonics, was appointed as the inaugural Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Quantum Nonlinear Optics on May 17, 2010, positioning the University of Ottawa and Canada among the very best optics and photonics research centres in the world.
(From the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program web site)
The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. The program awards each of the some 20 Chair holders and their research teams up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs in Canada.