Two EOAS Faculty Appointed Canada Research Chairs

December 5, 2016

Congratulations to Dominique Weis on her successful renewal of Canada Research Chair (CRC) funding and to Mark Johnson on his new appointment as a CRC.

Dominique Weis

This is Dominique’s second renewal as Tier I CRC in the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle, a chair she has held since coming to UBC. The renewal signifies $1.4M of funding over seven years for the Chair. The reviewing committee had no shortage of praise for Dominique’s research career. As one member put it, “PCIGR is one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive isotope and geochemical facilities anywhere in the world; this is due to the tirelessness of Dr. Weis in securing funding, not only for its creation and expansion, but in efforts to populate the laboratory with people necessary to make it work.”

Mark Johnson

Mark’s has been appointed as a newly established Tier II CRC in Ecohydrology. Mark researches how land use affects the hydrology and ecology of soil. In particular, Mark focuses on the delicate coupled interactions between the carbon cycle and water cycle. Understanding how land use alters the quantity and speciation of carbon in surface waters informs what practices will be able to sustain, among other things, forestry and clean drinking water availability in BC. The appointment constitutes $500k over the next five years.

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Mark Johnson Earth Matters feature
Dominique Weis Earth Matters feature
Pacific Center for Isotopic and Geochemical Research