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Faculty of Science Research Chairs

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Curiosity-driven and applied research are at the forefront of the Faculty’s activities. Several faculty members hold research and endowned chairs, strengthening McMaster’s reputation as one of Canada’s top research universities and building knowledge for our communities.

Canada Research Chairs

The Faculty currently holds 16 Canada Research Chairs, Government of Canada's funded research professorships designed to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Our Chairs span the spectrum of research from applications in mathematical analysis to aquatic studies in environment and health.

NameTitle
Paul Ayers Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry
Patrick Bennett Canada Research Chair in Vision Science
John D Brennan Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry
Walter Craig Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Analysis and its Applications
Megumi Harada Canada Research Chair in Equivariant Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry
Catherine Kallin Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Theory
Vladimir Ljubicic Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Plasticity in Health and Disease
Paul McNicholas Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics
Carmel Mothersill Canada Research Chair in Radiobiology
Aimee Nelson Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Control
Stuart Phillips Canada Research Chair in Human Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging
Mel Rutherford Canada Research Chair in Social Perception
Graham Scott Canada Research Chair in Comparative and Environmental Physiology
John Valliant Canada Research Chair in Medical Isotopes and Molecular Imaging Probes
Christine D. Wilson Canada Research Chair in Extragalactic Star Formation

Funded and Endowed Research Chairs

The Faculty also hosts a number of funded and endowed research chairs.

NameDepartmentTitle
Ian Hambleton Mathematics & Statistics Dr. F. Ronald Britton Professorship in Mathematics
Bruce Gaulin Physics & Astronomy Brockhouse Chair in the Physics of Materials
  Janok Bhattacharya Geography & Earth Sciences Susan Cunningham Research Chair in Geology
  Karen Kidd  Biology Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health
Allison Williams Geography & Earth Sciences CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca