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Encyclopedia > Canada Research Chair

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are Canadian university research positions that were created in 2000 and funded by the Government of Canada (who have provided 900 million Canadian dollars). Research Chair holders are appointed either at Tier I (senior) or Tier II (junior) and hold their posts for 10 and 5 years respectively. There will be approximately 2000 chairs across Canada. The ultimate aim of the CRC program is to bolster and enhance Canada's international research standing. A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... System of government Canada is a constitutional monarchy as a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions. ... The dollar (currency code CAD) has been the currency of Canada since 1858. ...


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Canada Research Chairs - Faculty of Arts - University of Alberta (2195 words)
Her research interests include studying the difference between changing sex and changing race (“Why are there transsexuals but no transracials?”) as well as the feminist debates about freedom of choice regarding body modification, and an historical analysis and political critique of the psychiatric diagnosis of gender identity disorder.
Her research is leading to a better understanding of the role of religion in the formation of modern nation-states.
The award of a Canada Research Chair--the fourth major government intervention in Gary's academic career--enables him to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and to promote research on culture and the modern state in an age of rampant economism and scientism.
Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse (517 words)
The Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Law and Discourse was established at McGill University in 2002 with the appointment of Professor Desmond Manderson.
The research undertaken under the auspices of the Chair aims to connect legal understanding to the foundation disciplines of philosophy, history, and literature, and to vital social issues in public policy and cultural studies.
As Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse, Professor Manderson seeks to reconfigure the field of jurisprudence in the light of changes that contemporary European thought has wrought to the foundation disciplines in the humanities; and to build stronger bridges between the work of theory and the central social debates of the modern world.
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