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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
Chair: Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies
Department of Classics and Religion
Petra Dolata Petra Dolata
Chair: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy
Department of History
Charlene Elliot Charlene Elliot
Chair: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health
Department of Communication, Media and Film
Abdolmohammad Kazemipur Abdolmohammad Kazemipur
Chair: Ethic Studies
Department of Sociology
Larissa Lai Larissa Lai
Chair: SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing
Department of English

Daniel McGrath
Chair: Alberta Gambling Research Institute
Department of Psychology
Sheri Madigan Sheri Madigan
Chair: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development
Department of Psychology
  Amanda Melin
Chair: NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Primate Genomics and Dietary Ecology
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Marit Rosol
Chair: SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Global Urban Studies
Department of Geography
  Scott Taylor
Chair: SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in International Energy and Environmental Economics
Department of Economics
Kenneth Waters
Chair: SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Logic and Philosophy of Science
Department of Philosophy
Keith Yeates
Chair: Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury
Department of Psychology