Canada Research Chairs

The Canada Research Chairs program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development.

In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2000 research professorships, Canada Research Chairs, in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country.

The Canada Research Chairs program invests $300 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. They 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.

For further information, please visit Canada Research Chair's website.

Chairholders Within the Department

Dr. Natalia Stakhanova

Security and Privacy (Tier 2)

Dr. Natalia Stakhanova (PhD) studies the digital identity of human adversaries and their behaviour behind cyberattacks. She investigates methods to track and analyze the digital identity of an adversary, examines strategies commonly deployed by adversaries to disguise their behaviour and designs techniques for identifying and understanding malware and legitimate software. Stakhanova’s research goal is to enable scientific exploration of adversarial communities and to provide security practitioners with the tools to predict and detect threats.