University Research Chairs

The University of Ottawa has created University Research Chairs (URC). 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:

  • Supporting research and knowledge creation in keeping with the University's strategic areas of research;
  • Supporting the strategic plan of the faculty hosting the Chair;
  • Serving as recruitment and retention mechanisms;
  • Strengthening teaching and learning at the graduate level; and
  • Supporting the integration of the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in research.

List of University Research Chairs

Back to top