The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) will launch a competitive process on behalf of the Ontario government for one chair in renewable energy technologies and health and two chairs in green chemistry and engineering.
The chair in renewable energy technologies and health will focus first on emerging science and technology related to wind turbines, and then will explore the potential health effects from renewable energy.
Green chemistry and green engineering are emerging fields of science that aim to develop greener approaches and processes to support the industry in the transition to a green economy.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is providing C$800,000 annually over the next five years for these three chairs. All publicly assisted universities in Ontario are eligible to submit applications in response to a request for proposals that will be issued shortly through the selection panel.