Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres.

Chairholders improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching and the coordination of other researchers’ work. Established by the Government of Canada in 2000, the CRCP is committed to excellence in research and research training, and to ensuring equal access to opportunities for all qualified candidates.


The UBC Department of Medicine holds 10 Canada Research Chairs:

Chairholder Division Research Discipline
Dr. J. Barton Neurology
Dr. L. Brunham General Internal Medicine
Dr. C. Carlsten Respiratory Medicine
Dr. E. Conway Hematology
Dr. J. Illes Neurology
  • CRC Tier 1: Health Services Research – General
  • Neuroethics
Dr. K. Shannon AIDS
Dr. D. Sin Respiratory Medicine
Dr. J. Stoessl Neurology
Dr. H. Tremlett Neurology
Dr. E. Wood AIDS