The U15 Applauds Minister Kirsty Duncan’s Changes to Canada Research Chairs Program

Ottawa, ON (November 2, 2017) – Today Minister Kirsty Duncan announced changes to the Canada Research Chairs program that would limit the number of renewals. U15 Chair Dr. Guy Breton, Rector of the University of Montreal made the following statement regarding the Minister’s announcement:

“The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities applauds Minister Kirsty Duncan on the Canada Research Chairs program changes she announced today. These changes, which were informed by the Fundamental Science Review, are an important part of increasing equity and diversity within the Canadian academy” said Dr. Breton. “We look forward to working with the Minister on implementing these changes, including finding ways to appropriately recognize the contributions made by outgoing chairholders.”