Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program was initiated by the federal government in 2000, with the aim of attracting and retaining top scholars in Canada
Current Canada Research Chairs
. The program is in the process of establishing 2000 new federally funded professorships in universities across Canada by 2008. There are two levels of CRCs: A Tier 1 CRC recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a senior scholar who is a world leader in his or her field, and a Tier 2 CRC supports the work of an emerging scholar with the potential to become an international leader in his or her discipline.
The McCalla Research Professorships are designed to provide release time from teaching and other duties for a nine-month period beginning in September to permit uninterrupted concentration on research/creative projects. Professors are expected to maintain their graduate student and committee responsibilities during this period. These professorships are awarded on the basis of the scholarly merit of the applicant’s research/creative projects. Arthur Gilbert McCalla (1906-1985); after whom the professorships are named, was a researcher specializing in protein chemistry and a senior administrator at University of Alberta.
Current and Past McCalla Professors
Henry Marshall Tory Chairs
The Tory Chairs are intended for outstanding individuals who by their presence will enhance the reputation of the University and who can provide leadership and experience for the strengthening of teaching and research in specific disciplines at the University. The Chairs are named in honour of Henry Marshall Tory (1864-1947) who was the first President of the University of Alberta.
Current Henry Marshall Tory Chairs