Research chairs evaluation committee

The Research Chairs Evaluation Committee (RCEC) is composed of members representing research fields funded by Canada’s three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC).

The RCEC’s mandate is to evaluate new and renewal nominations submitted for the following categories of Chairs: Canada Research Chairs; University Research Chairs; and Chaires de Recherche sur le Monde Francophone.  All nominations are subject to the highest evaluation criteria as set out by the federal government’s Canada Research Chairs Program.

RCEC membership list

Sylvain Charbonneau – Vice-President, Research and Innovation; Chair
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC

Martine Lagacé – Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development
Full Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication
Tri-Agency representation: SSHRC

Guy Levesque – Associate Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC

Mohamad Nasser-Eddine - Associate Vice-President, Research Support and Infrastructure
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC

Laurie Chan – Full Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC/CIHR

Lionel Briand – Full Professor, Faculty of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC

Muralee Murugesu – Full Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC

Ebrahim Karimi – Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
Tri-Agency representation: NSERC

Kelly Bronson – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies
Tri-Agency representation: SSHRC

Jackie Dawson – Full Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography
Tri-Agency representation: SSHRC

Céline Castets-Renard – Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
Tri-Agency representation: SSHRC

Dave Holmes – Full Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing 
Tri-Agency representation: CIHR and SSHRC

Julie St-Pierre – Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology
Tri-Agency representation: CIHR

Rashmi Kothary – Deputy Scientific Director and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Full Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Tri-Agency representation: CIHR

Hanns Lochmüller – Senior Scientist, Molecular Biomedicine Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, Full Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Tri-Agency representation: CIHR

Tricia McGuire-Adams – Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
Tri-Agency representation: CIHR