The Canada Research Chairs program provides funding in support of exceptional researchers at Canadian universities. Mount Allison University Chairs work in the following areas of expertise:

Canada Research Chair in Phytoplankton Ecophysiology: Dr. Douglas Campbell 
Canada Research Chair in Green Boron Chemistry: Dr. Stephen Westcott  
Canada Research Chair in Intercultural Encounter: Dr. Lauren Beck 


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Public Accountability and Transparency

Mount Allison University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion related to the Canada Research Chairs Program and the broader research enterprise of the university. Mount Allison acknowledges honours and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built, and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them. Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. In our hiring processes we encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

Read our Mount Allison University Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan


Policy Framework
All policies that govern the staffing of Canada Research Chair positions at Mount Allison University are administered by Human Resources and the university’s Collective Agreement with the Mount Allison Faculty Association. It is acknowledged that these policies may change over time in response to the action plan on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Mount Allison’s CRC Program Utilization Spreadsheet (2018)

Current Chair Recruitment Postings
Mount Allison seeks to nominate a colleague from within the university for a T2 CRC for the next application date, 22 October 2018, with a decision expected by April 2019. External candidates will not be considered. The institutional process to select a nominee, including advisory committee member names and key dates, will be available from my office by request ( by Friday 6 July. The deadline for applications will be approximately early to mid-August.

If you have questions or concerns related to equity and diversity with our Chairs program, please contact:
Jeff Ollerhead, Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research
Mount Allison University
65 York Street, Sackville NB  E4L 1E4