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Dr. Ling Guan first Canada Research Chair at Ryerson

On November 29, 2001, the Honourable Brian Tobin, Minister of Industry, announced the next recipients of Canada Research Chairs, as well as infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for these and earlier recipients of Canada Research Chairs. 97 Chairs were announced at the event held at the McMaster University Health Sciences Centre.

With this announcement Dr. Ling Guan of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering becomes the first Canada Research Chair holder at Ryerson. Dr. Guan works in the area of search, management and transmission of digital media over Internet/wireless networks. Dr. Guan's appointment to a Tier-I seven-year renewable CRC position is an acknowledgment by his peers that he is a world leader in this exciting research field. This CRC appointment is also accompanied by a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding for the establishment of a new Laboratory for Multimedia Processing and Communications (LMPC).

The key objective of the Canada Research Chairs Program is to enable Canadian universities, together with their affiliated research institutes and hospitals, to achieve the highest levels of research excellence, to become world-class research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy.

In its 2000 budget, the Government of Canada provided $900 million to support the establishment of 2,000 Canada Research Chairs in universities across the country by 2005. About 400 new Chairs will be named in each of the next five years. Recruitment will be from both inside and outside Canada.

Congratulations to Dr. Guan.

For further information about Dr. Guan's research program please refer to his Chairholder Profile.

For complete information about the CRC Program please see the CRC Web site.

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