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Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are allocated every two years based on a university’s share of total Tri-Council funding over the previous three years. Through their research excellence, Ryerson’s CRCs are making a positive impact on the socio-economic well being of Canadians and advancing their fields of study internationally.

Ryerson was awarded three new CRCs in 2016, bringing our total positions to 20.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Researcher, Ebrahim Bagheri, stands in front of large computer terminals with exposed wires.

Ebrahim Bagheri

Ebrahim Bagheri (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received a Tier II CRC in Software and Semantic Computing, equipping data scientists and engineers with cutting-edge techniques for building applications that can manage a variety of big data.

Business Management Researcher, Anatoliy Gruzd, stands in front of an intricate relational graph.

Anatoliy Gruzd

Anatoliy Gruzd (Business Management) received a Tier II CRC in Social Media Data Stewardship, providing stakeholders with a clear framework for collecting and using social media information for market and customer research.

Aerospace Engineering Researcher, Anton de Ruiter, sits at a metallic table.

Anton de Ruiter

Anton de Ruiter (Aerospace Engineering) received a Tier II CRC in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, developing new dynamics, guidance, navigation and control techniques for deep space exploration.

Other active CRCs at Ryerson in 2015-16 include:

Roberto Botelho (Tier II) Biomedical Science and Technologies

Irene Gammel (Tier I) Modern Literature and Culture

Sridhar Krishnan (Tier II) Biomedical Signal Analysis

Guangjun Liu (Tier II) Control Systems and Robotics

Alexandra (Ali) Mazalek (Tier II) Digital Media and Innovation

Catherine Middleton (Tier II) Communication Technologies in the Information Society

Marcello Papini (Tier II) Abrasive Jet Technology

Souraya Sidani (Tier I) Patient-Centered Health Interventions: Design and Evaluation

Julia Spaniol (Tier II) Cognitive Aging

Victor Yang (Tier II) Bioengineering and Biophotonics