Research Chairs

Canada Excellence Research Chair

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program awards universities up to $10 million over seven years to support world-renowned researchers and their teams to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. 

Ian Gardner
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology
(902) 620-5059
iagardner@upei.ca

CERC website at UPEI


Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Russell Kerr
Canada Research Chair in Marine Natural Products
(902) 566-0565
rkerr@upei.ca

Crawford Revie
Canada Research Chair in Population Health : Epi-Informatics
(902) 566-0879
crevie@upei.ca

Sophie St-Hilaire
Canada Research Chair in Integrated Health Research for Sustainable Aquaculture 
(902) 620-5190
ssthilaire@upei.ca

Kate Tilleczek 
Canada Research Chair in Young Lives in Global and Local Contexts
(902) 620-5127
ktilleczek@upei.ca 
Dr. Tilleczek's Research Community site


Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs  

Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Endowment for Nutrisciences and Health research

The Fondation J.-Louis Lévesque is a generous supporter of health research at universities and institutes across the country. J.-Louis Lévesque graduated from Saint Dunstan's University in 1934 and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws in 1964. Suzanne Lévesque, daughter of J.-Louis and president and CEO of his namesake foundation, was awarded an honorary doctor of laws from UPEI in 2006.

At the University of Prince Edward Island the Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Endowment for Nutrisciences and Health supports a research chair, professorships, and graduate fellowships. This funding makes possible the recognition of some of the university's most creative and productive scientists.

Russell Kerr
Jeanne and J. Louis Lévesque Research Chair in Nutrisciences and Health
(902) 566-0909
rkerr@upei.ca

Andrew Tasker
Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Professor in Nutrisciences and Health
902-566-0662
tasker@upei.ca

Travis Saunders
Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Professor in Nutrisciences and Health
902-566-0641
trsaunders@upei.ca

Past Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Professor in Nutrisciences and Health

Rob Hurta

Tracy Doucette
Marva Sweeney-Nixon
Cathy Chan

Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health

The Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health was created by a $3-million gift from the Honourable Margaret and late Wallace McCain to strengthen research into human development and health at UPEI.

William Montelpare
Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health
(902) 620-5186
wmontelpare@upei.ca

UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability

Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino
Dr. Jim Randall 

UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability

Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs

Kim Stote
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Nutriceuticals and Health

Cynthia Blanton
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Nutriceuticals and Health 


Fellows

Ian Dowbiggin
Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Sunny Hartwig
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists