The University of Saskatchewan is open to applications for a Canada Excellence Research Chair in the Socio-Economic Value of Renewable Energy in Remote Communities.
Given the global importance of the transition from carbon-based fuels to renewable energy and the large number of remote, energy-isolated communities in Canada’s North, the university is committed to providing national and international leadership on how renewable energy can help address basic needs, as well as economic and social reconciliation in Canada and beyond. Such leadership can also provide a global opportunity to transfer the lessons for achieving energy security, expanding economic and social development, and reconciliation to the other 1.2 billion people on Earth without access to electricity.
The successful nominee is envisioned to initiate and lead an innovative and impactful program of research, foster extensive interdisciplinary and multi-sector collaborations, and raise the profile and impact of USask through an innovative research program and knowledge mobilization efforts within and beyond academia. The chairholders will be awarded up to $1 million per year for a period of 8 years.
Review of applications will begin May 15, 2022