All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

Call for Two Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs

The Faculty of Science invites applications for an open competition for two Tier 2 CRCs in all fields of study within the Faculty. We encourage all who qualify to apply. More information on the call can be found here and the application form can be downloaded here

Nominees for the Tier 2 Chair positions should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels and must hold a full-time faculty appointment at McMaster University within the Faculty of Science. Individuals who have a firm offer of employment in one of these categories to the University that takes effect by January 1, 2021, are also eligible.

Full CRC program information, including further details on eligibility criteria, can be found at the Canada Research Chairs website at

Submission Deadline
To be considered for a Tier 2 CRC, full nomination packages (electronic copies, pdf preferred) must be received by 9 am, August 5, 2020. Please send to me ( with a copy to Katelyn McKay ( Note that nominees will be expected to submit a nomination to the CRC for the November 2020 competition.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Juliet Daniel, Acting Associate Dean, Research & External Relations (, or Seanna-Lin Brodie-Keys (
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