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. The Departments’ areas of strength are outlined in the Department sections, found later in this report.

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

Over the past three years, we have secured funding for four endowed chairs, for the Faculty of Social Science:

  • Dancap Private Equity Chair in Consumer Behaviour (DAN Management)
  • Dancap Private Equity Chair in Change and Innovation (DAN Management)
  • Dancap Private Equity Chair in Corporate Governance (DAN Management)
  • The Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking (Economics)

The particular focus is to establish chairs to yield first-rate empirical academic research with real-world policy implications. We continue to seek support and gifts or at least one endowed chair for each Department.