Why Canada 150 Research Chairs chose Canada

Renowned researchers from all over the world are coming to Canada to pursue their research as part of the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. In this video, we find out why.

Transcript—Why Canada 150 Research Chairs chose Canada

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[Text on screen: CANADA 150 Research Chairs]

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[Text on screen: The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program helps Canadian institutions attract the brightest scholars and researchers to make groundbreaking discoveries, create the industries of tomorrow and solve the world's biggest challenges.]

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Azim Shariff: I feel like Canada's given me an enormous number of opportunities, and this is– this is the latest in that string. 

Shireen Hassim: I'm very excited about working in Canada. I think it's a country that is– is very committed to the project of becoming a good society.

Yves Vincent Brun: It gives a kind of freedom to pursue questions simply because we find them interesting.

Anita Tam Layton: Canada is awesome. Why not Canada? What do we want the most? We want support for our research. I have wonderful support from the– the Canadian government and from the university and from the department to carry out my research, to train graduate students and post-doc. 

Sari Michelle van Anders: The funding environment is also really incredible for interdisciplinary work. My work spans the natural sciences, biomedical sciences, humanities, and being able to do interdisciplinary work here is really sort of– one of the best places in the world to do that. 

Josef Martin Penninger: You have to build up the place where people are respected, where they all want to work with each other, which of course is happening here already. 

Judith Elizabeth Mank: But it's designed to bring in people from abroad to come in, and I'm super excited about just the opportunity to move here in a place that seems to really value research and education and training and universities. 

Katherine O'Brien: This is just a fantastic opportunity for me to bring back my experience and continuing to do this good work through a platform that's really a Canadian lens of collaboration and– and engagement in the world. 

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[Text on screen: Visit www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca for more information on the #Canada150 Research Chairs. #CanadaSupportsScience

[Text on screen: Canada 150 Research Chairs in order of appearance

Azim Shariff
The University of British Columbia | SSHRC
Canada 150 Research Chair in Moral Psychology

Shireen Hassim
Carleton University | SSHRC
Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics

Yves Vincent Brun
Université de Montréal | CIHR
Canada 150 Research Chair in Bacterial Cell Biology

Anita Tam Layton
University of Waterloo | NSERC
Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine

Sari Michelle van Anders
Queen's University | NSERC
Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality and Gender/Sex

Josef Martin Penninger
The University of British Columbia | CIHR
Canada 150 Research Chair in Functional Genetics

Judith Elizabeth Mank
The University of British Columbia | NSERC
Canada 150 Research Chair in Evolutionary Genomics

Katherine O'Brien
Dalhousie University | CIHR
Canada 150 Research Chair in Vaccinology and Global Health]

[CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC logos]

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