Research chairs

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

Wendi Adamek

Chair: Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies

Department of Classics and Religion
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Maria Bakardjieva

Maria Bakardjieva

Chair: Communication and Media Studies

Department of Communication, Media and Film
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Brandy Callahan

Brandy Callahan

Chair: CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology

Department of Psychology
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Petra Dolata

Petra Dolata

Chair: SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy

Department of History
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Charlene Elliot

Charlene Elliot

Chair: CIHR Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health

Department of Communication, Media and Film
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Abdolmohammad Kazemipur

Abdolmohammad Kazemipur

Chair: Ethic Studies

Department of Sociology
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Larissa Lai

Larissa Lai

Chair: SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing

Department of English
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Daniel McGrath

Daniel McGrath

Chair: Alberta Gambling Research Institute

Department of Psychology
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Sheri Madigan

Sheri Madigan

Chair: SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development

Department of Psychology
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Amanda Melin

Amanda Melin

Chair: NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Primate Genomics and Dietary Ecology

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
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Marit Rosol

Marit Rosol

Chair: SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Global Urban Studies

Department of Geography
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Kenneth Waters

Kenneth Waters

Chair: SSHRC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Logic and Philosophy of Science

Department of Philosophy
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Keith Yeates

Keith Yeates

Chair: Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury

Department of Psychology
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