The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce Assistant Professor, Dr. Liisa Holsti’s award of a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Neonatal Health and Development. From the press release:
TORONTO, Ontario, November 24, 2010 | The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced that the Government of Canada has made a major investment in the Canada Research Chairs Program, enabling Canada to strengthen its position as a world leader in university research and development. During a speech to kick off a two-day conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program, the Minister announced an investment of $275.6 million to fund 310 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs at 53 Canadian universities.
“The funding provided through the Canada Research Chairs Program allows Canadian universities to attract and retain the best and the brightest minds from around the world,” said Professor Paul Young, Chair of the Ontario Council of University Research and Vice-President, Research, at the University of Toronto. “This program is vital for Canada, since it contributes to the development of first-class training and competitive research in Canada and abroad.”
The 310 chairholders included in today’s announcement will conduct research across a range of important fields, including water security, molecular neuroscience and globalization. The results of their research will hold the potential to benefit all sectors of Canadian society.