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Office of the Chairs and Structuring Partnerships

The Office of the Chairs and Structuring Partnerships works in partnership with faculties to develop, create, and renew chairs and core entities such as associated international laboratories, joint research units, and institutes.

The Office team supports professors, faculties, and partners in strategic planning for structuring partnership projects.


  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs
  • Canada Research Chairs
  • Partnership Research Chairs
  • Educational Leadership Chairs

Strategic support

  • Development and revitalisation of regional, national, and international core entities in specific or interdisciplinary fields, in collaboration with faculties, professors, and partners.

Institute evaluation and recognition

Regulations and processes

  • Development, update, and publication of regulations and policies related to the Office of the Chairs and Structuring Partnerships’ mission
  • Development and revision of management processes and tools in partnership with various university bodies


Kaouther Bessrour
Director, Office of Research Chairs and Core Entities
418-656-2131, ext. 404696


Nancy Lavoie
Secretariat Officer
418-656-2131, ext. 402056