Canada Research Chair awarded to UBC SCARP Assistant Professor
June 2, 2022
Dr. Julia Gabriele Harten, Assistant Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning, has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Data Innovation for Housing and Inclusive Urbanization. Dr. Harten is one of six UBC researchers to be appointed to a new chair. All new Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs receive a $20,000 research stipend to help support their research program.
The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres. Chairholders improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching and the coordination of other researchers' work.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of more than $102 million, in support of 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions. The 15 new and renewed UBC chairholders being announced represent an investment of $15.1 million through the Canada Research Chairs program.