Canada Research Chair term-limits announced

By: Margot Karlikow

November 03, 2017

One of the key Naylor report’s recommendation is to increase representation of minority groups in universities.
Today, the government announced the renewal limitation of Tier 1 chairs - part of the renowned Canada research chairs program) to only two terms, when previously unlimited.

"We must make every effort to give more people – women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities – the chance to make their greatest contribution to research. Today's changes to the CRC Program will encourage greater diversity in research and will show Canadians that they have a place in science no matter their gender, race or heritage," Science Minister Kirsty Duncan said.