By Nicole Schmidt
Three Ryerson professors have been named new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and will receive a combined $1.5 million through the program over the next five years.
Business management professor Anatoliy Gruzd, whose research looks at practices and attitudes toward social media users and other organizations, was named CRC in Social Media Data Stewardship; Ebrahim Bagheri, an electrical computer engineering professor developing data analysis software to help with industry demands, was named CRC in Software and Semantics Computing; and Anton De Ruiter, an aerospace engineering professor advancing spacecraft research for future space missions, was named CRC in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control.
The CRC program was created by the Canadian government in 2000 as part of a national research strategy. It invests $265 million each year to help accomplished individuals further pursue their work in engineering and natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. The research chairs are allocated to universities based on available funding from grants.
Ryerson currently has 13 active Canada Research Chairs.