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.
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.
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.
Sarah Wilner (Lazaridis School of Business and Economics).
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.
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.
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.
Si Li (Business, Finance)
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.
The CPA/Laurier Centre for the Advancement of Accounting Research and Education 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Laurier Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship fosters research in the areas of high technology incubation and the promotion and support of nascent entrepreneurship, developing research links and activities with scholars throughout Laurier, and sharing the implications of this research with industry and governmental actors and representatives.
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