Endowed Research Chairs

Keeping the QEII at the pinnacle of global research.

In partnership with visionary donors, the QEII Foundation is committed to building a generation of healthier Atlantic Canadians through the establishment of endowed research chairs.

Endowed research chairs are catalysts for change, supporting growth in a dedicated research field. They are an investment with only the interest from the investment being used to fund long-term research in a specific discipline. A broad-based committee holds a robust search process to attract the most appropriate individual for the position. This individual is appointed for a five-year term. When the term is complete, an intensive review is held to ensure standards are being met.

Dr. Ken Rockwood explains how endowed research chairs work in the video below. 

Thanks to generous donors and partnerships, the QEII Foundation has established the following endowed research chairs:

  • Dr. Ian Alwayn: QEII Foundation Endowed Chair in Transplantation Research
  • Dr. Jafna Cox: Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research
  • Dr. Michael Dunbar: QEII Foundation Endowed Chair in Arthroplasty Outcomes
  • Dr. David Hoskin: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Chapter Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research
  • Dr. Louise Parker: Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division Endowed Chair in Population Cancer Research

Learn more about research at the QEII and how you can help.


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