University Research Chairs

In the fall 2021, the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) redesigned the University Research Chairs (URC) Program to foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity and excellence within the uOttawa research portfolio while removing barriers for participation.

The purpose of these Chairs is to:

  • recognize researchers with outstanding and sustained accomplishments in research, or those who demonstrate initial, significant achievements with exceptional future promise, while maintaining a solid teaching record; and
  • provide financial support for the Chairholder’s research program, which is in addition to, and not a substitute for, the researcher’s concurrent sources of external funding.

Furthermore, key objectives of such positions of excellence focus on:

List of University Research Chairs

Back to top