Endowed Research Chairs

As part of our strategic plan and focus on research excellence and departmental renewal, each Department in Social Science has identified research specializations. Specialization will allow our Departments to excel in particular research areas by building on existing areas of strength. Our goal is for each Department to be the best, or among the best, in Canada in at least one signature area of research.

To support this goal, we are seeking funds to support endowed Research Chairs in the strategic areas identified by each of our Departments.

In 2016, the Department of Economics successfully secured an endowed Chair in Central Banking through a very large donation and matching funds. The inaugural Chair holder, Stephen Williamson, joined the Department in July 2017 and will significantly help raise the Department’s research and policy profile in the area of monetary policy.