The Government of Canada recently announced a total of 305 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs, representing a $260-million investment in the Canada Research Chairs Program.
“I’d like to extend my sincere congratulations to the latest new and renewed Canada Research Chairs. The Government of Canada is proud to support these elite researchers who improve our depth of knowledge, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of our highly skilled workforce,” said the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.
Canadian Water Network is pleased to see a number of new and renewed Chairs that have a focus on water, and would like to congratulate April James, Karen Bakker and Mark Lewis on their renewals, and Karen Kidd and Heather Castleden as new Canada Research Chairs. These five researchers have been, or currently are, part of research projects funded by Canadian Water Network.
Take a look at their CWN-funded projects below:
Karen Kidd, Canada Research Chair in Chemical Contamination of Food Webs at the University of New Brunswick (new)
- Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Contamination in the Saint John Harbour (Principal Investigator)
- Assessing the Impacts on Aquatic Organisms Exposed to Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater Discharges(Researcher)
- The Development of a Framework for Assimilative Capacity of the Saint John River (Phase 2) (Researcher)
- Assessing the Risks of Pharmaceuticals in the Canadian Environment (Researcher)
Heather Castleden, Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments and Communities at Queen’s University (new)
- Examining Methods and Models for Integrative Indigenous and Western Knowledge to Inform Water Management and Research in Canada (Principal Investigator)
- Examining Potential Short and Long Term Impacts of Partial Lead Service Line Replacements on Lead Release in Drinking Water Distribution Systems (Researcher)
- Adopting drinking water safety plans in Canada’s small – and medium-sized communities – Assessment of adoption of DWSPs in Alberta (Researcher)
- Not Just a License to Drill: Exploring the challenges of water governance and hydraulic fracturing in Canada(Researcher)
April James, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Analysis and Modeling at Nipissing University (renewed)
- Managing Cumulative Effects in the Muskoka River Watershed: Monitoring, Research and Predictive Modeling(Researcher)
Karen Bakker, Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology at the University of British Columbia (renewed)
- Developing a Canadian Water Security Framework as a Tool for Assessing Cumulative Impacts and Improving Watershed Governance (Principal Investigator)
- Governance for watershed-based source water protection in Canada: A national assessment (Researcher)
Mark Lewis, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology at the University of Alberta (renewed)
- Human Impacts on Water Quantity and Quality, the Implications for Socio-economic Processes, and Policy Development in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (Researcher)