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Research Chairs

Research chairs are pivotal to the standard of research conducted at universities, because they provide funding to allow faculty members not only the financial ability to continue their research, but also the time from teaching to concentrate on their projects.

Canada Research Chairs

Since its inception in 2000, the Canada Research Chairs Program has aided Canadian universities by increasing their research and training capacities to ensure Canada’s ability to compete internationally in varied areas of study.

  • Canada Research Chair in Financial Markets (tier 2), Andriy Shkilko (Business, Finance).
  • Canada Research Chair in Market Insight and Innovation (tier 2), Tripat Gill (Business, Marketing).

Chair in Brand Communication

Sarah Wilner (Business, Marketing).

Canada’s first Chair in Brand Communication was established in 2011 with an investment of $1.9 million by 45 leading Canadian brands and brand marketing professionals to establish Laurier as a national centre for brand education.

Chair in Enterprise Integration and Technology Management

Hamid Noori (Business, Operations and Decision Sciences).

The Chair in Enterprise Integration and Technology Management, created in 2001, researches techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the value chains of different enterprises. Working collaboratively with faculty and students, the private sector and scholarly community, the chair facilitates the growth of teaching, course development and research in the area of technology management.

Chair in Insurance

Mary Kelly (Business, Finance).

Established in July 1999, the Chair in Insurance is responsible for developing courses that promote the development of graduates for future employment in the property and casualty insurance industry. As a focal point for the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada, the chair conducts research in insurance and risk management and be responsible for helping raise the profile of the industry among students as well as in the broader community.

Donor-Sponsored Professors and Fellows

Aidan tracey Fellow in Experiential and Social Media Marketing

Zhenfeng Ma (Business, Marketing).

This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Aiden Tracey and Lisa Curtis. The fellowship supports the work of a scholar to undertake research in the area of experiential and social media marketing.

Arthur Wesley Downe Professorship in Finance

M. Fabricio Perez (Business, Finance).

This professorship is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. The professorship enables Laurier to continue to provide top quality education in finance.

BMO Financial Group Professorship of Entrepreneurial Finance

Brian Smith (Business, Finance).

The BMO Financial Group Professorship of Entrepreneurial Finance supports curriculum, program development and research in entrepreneurship across all faculties at Laurier, fostering entrepreneurial behaviour in all students.

CN Fellowship in Supply Chain Management

Michael Haughton (Business, Operations and Decision Sciences).

This fellowship is made possible by CN Canada. The CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management will engage with CN to manage the relationship between Laurier's Centre for Supply Chain Management and CN.

Equitable Life of Canada Fellowship in Finance

Madhu Kalimipalli (Business, Finance).

This fellowship is made possible with a generous gift from Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada. The fellowship allows one professor to pursue research in finance and to instruct students in the theoretical nuances and practical skills of this field.

Ira Gluskin Fellowship in Finance

Si Li (Business, Finance).

This fellowship is made possible with a generous gift from Ira Gluskin. The fellowship is granted to an individual with an outstanding record of research and teaching in the area of finance.

Lazaridis Research Professor

Nicole Coviello (Business, Marketing; Research Director, Lazaridis Institute).

The Lazaridis Research Professorship, created in 2016, leads research to help young technology firms scale their organizations and become globally competitive. The professorship is generously supported by a gift from Mike Lazaridis.

Linamar Fellowship in Accounting

Robert Mathieu, (Business, Accounting).

This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Linamar Corporation. The fellowship supports a professor who is pursuing research in accounting.

Research Centres

Centre for Supply Chain Management

The Centre for Supply Chain Management facilitates and coordinates research in supply chain management. It ensures regular and useful communication between researchers and practitioners, including strategic decision makers, ensuring that research findings are disseminated in a timely fashion to those who can use them.

CPA Ontario Centre for Capital Markets and Behavioural Decision Making

The CPA Ontario Centre for Capital Markets and Behavioural Decision Making has been established to promote excellence in research and teaching, and to encourage knowledge development in accounting education and practice. Its vision is to enhance the scholarly activities of accounting related faculty and to foster the development of the highest quality accounting graduates. The centre supports the scholarly activities and research efforts of Laurier accounting-related faculty and builds upon the university's record of producing highly successful graduates.

Co-operators Centre for Business and Sustainability

The Co-operators Centre for Business and Sustainability serves as a catalyst to bring together faculty researchers, students and leaders in industry and civil society to build capacity for progressive socially and environmentally engaged management practice.

Financial Services Research Centre

The Financial Services Research Centre promotes research on Canadian capital markets and financial institutions. Its mission is to foster interaction among faculty and students interested in financial research, facilitate interdisciplinary research, and forge ties with governments and private sector organizations.

Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (LCERPA)

The Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis is an international association of academic and professional economists that encourages both applied and theoretical research, creating a public forum for discussion of current economic issues.

Lazaridis Institute for Management of Technology Enterprises

The Lazaridis Institute for Management of Technology Enterprises enhances Laurier's business programs and supports the growth of a globally competitive technology industry in Canada.

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