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NSERC announces new Chair for Women in Science and Engineering

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November 2, 2021

Continuous efforts are needed to increase the participation and retention of women in science and engineering fields. That’s why the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is pleased to announce a new chairholder for the British Columbia/Yukon region as part of its Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) program. The new Chair is Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, a neuromuscular physiologist at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO).

Dr. Jakobi will receive $135,000 per year for five years, including $25,000 per year over five years to support a postdoctoral researcher. Additional support for the Chair will be provided through contributions from UBCO and the Chair’s external partners.

NSERC would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing British Columbia/Yukon Chair, Dr. Lesley Shannon, for her dedication and contributions as CWSE Chair in this region.

For more information: Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering

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