Waddell’s Canada Research Chair renewed

March 15, 2013

OTTAWA—SFU’s Charlotte Waddell has just received a five-year renewal, worth $500,000, in her role as a Tier II Canada Research Chair, the Canada Research Chairs program announced today.

charlotteSupported by the federal government, the Canada Research Chairs program aims to assist “exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field,” according to the program.

It funds more than 300 chairs at 53 Canadian universities, investing some $300 million per year to attract and retain what it describes as “some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.”

Applications to renew a Canada Research Chair undergo the same vigorous peer-review process used to evaluate the original nomination. “I am delighted because this award allows us to continue doing research that can make a meaningful difference in children’s lives,” says Waddell, who is also Director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU.

Waddell’s title is Canada Research Chair in Children’s Health Policy.