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The Faculty of Arts is the proud home of research chairs who are redefining boundaries and making groundbreaking discoveries.

The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

The Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies and the Imperial Oil-Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies are research chairs specific to the University of Calgary.

Wendi Adamek
Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies
Department of Classics and Religion
Petra Dolata
Tier II Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy
Department of History
Charlene Elliot
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health
Department of Communication, Media and Film
Linda Fedigan
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Primatology
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Susan Graham
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Language and Cognitive Development
Departments of Psychology; Department of Linguistics, Languages and Culture
Elizabeth Jameson
Imperial Oil-Lincolm McKay Chair in American Studies
Department of History
Michael Keren
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Communication, Culture and Civil Society
Department of Communication, Media and Film; Department of Political Science
Larissa Lai
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing
Department of English

Sheri Madigan Sheri Madigan
TIER II CRC - Determinants of Child Development
Department of Psychology
Shawn Marshall
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Climate Change
Department of Geography
Pablo Policzer
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Latin American Studies
Department of Political Science
Doug Shantz
Chair of Christian Thought
Department of Classics and Religion
M. Scott Taylor
Tier I Canada Research Chair in International Energy and Environmental Economics
Department of Economics
C. Kenneth Waters
Tier I Canada Reseearch Chair in Logic and the Philosophy of Science
Department of Philosophy