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Tables & Chairs 2009/2010 RESEARCH REPORT AND SALUTE TO OUR CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS


ABOUT THE COVER

The chairs and tables on our cover are a lighthearted reference to our Canada Research Chairs and the tables of data that, together, affirm McMaster’s strength as a research powerhouse. In keeping with our theme, this page features rare specimens unique to McMaster: the chair and table of philosopher and renowned 1900s peace activist Bertrand Russell, whose personal papers are housed at McMaster; and a high-tech podium – from one of only four elliptical classrooms in North America – whose smart-screen technology is revolutionizing the way teachers teach and students learn.


McMASTER RESEARCH REPORT

CONTENTS 4

| Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor

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| Message from the Vice-President, Research and International Affairs

| About the Canada Research Chairs 7 | Canada Research Chairs – By the Numbers 9 | Canada Research Chairs – Improving Life for Canadians 14 | McMaster Canada Research Chairs A to Z 17 | Canada Research Chairs – Global Reach 18 | McMaster Research Tables 28 | Networks and Centres of Excellence 29 | Honours and Awards 30 | Research Centres and Facilities 6

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ENRICHING OUR COMMUNITIES – ONE DISCOVERY AT A TIME

McMaster’s research strength is one of the University’s most prized assets. Home to some of the best minds and laboratories in the country, with research output rivaling universities more than twice its size, McMaster has a well-deserved reputation as a crucible of discovery and innovation. We are research-intensive to be sure. But one might observe that we are also research-infused: discovery is something we live and breathe. It shapes our teaching, spurs our willingness to collaborate, and commits us to sharing knowledge throughout the community. In this outstanding research environment, our Canada Research Chairs are among our most inspiring leaders. Together, they are responsible for more than $500 million in research funding over the last decade. In partnership with government and industry in Canada and around the globe, they’ve established world-class research centres, developed cutting-edge technology, and assembled teams of researchers whose expertise is second to none. Our researchers’ true value is measured by their impact. A glance at their accomplishments clearly demonstrates the enormous strides they are making in an array of areas, including combating disease, informing public policy, reducing environmental pollutants, detecting deadly toxins, and manufacturing the next smart car. And, perhaps most importantly, they have trained thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to be our next generation of leaders. Individually and together, these advances are addressing the most urgent needs in our society, improving our quality of life, our productivity, and developing opportunities for communities across our country and around the world. McMaster inspires research and research enriches us all.

Patrick Deane President and Vice-Chancellor 4


WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DECADE MAKES

You can’t sit in a Canada Research Chair. But you can find the imprint of the Canada Research Chairs program across McMaster’s campus. Our Chairs have attracted significant federal and provincial infrastructure, acted as magnets for private sector investment and forged industry partnerships that are changing the way Canada does business at home and around the world. At McMaster, the impact has been significant. A review of research income growth at Canadian universities over the past decade shows a staggering 340% leap by McMaster, more than 60% greater than our nearest competitor and almost double the average growth attained by medical/doctoral universities as a whole. Our research income per full-time faculty member was also outstanding, growing more than 200% and far surpassing the average in our class. There is no doubt in my mind that the Canada Research Chairs program has played a major role in this growth. The innovative and dynamic research being conducted by our chairholders has attracted millions of dollars for new infrastructure, leading-edge laboratories and stateof-the-art equipment. Their programs have spawned centres of excellence and nurtured collaborations with other leading researchers around the globe. They lure the best students and postdoctoral fellows eager to work with leaders in their field. They produce innovative discoveries that strengthen our economy and improve quality of life, not just for Canadians, but for people the world over. As we look back on the first decade of the Canada Research Chairs program, we pay tribute to the legacy of Canada Research Chair funding at McMaster by highlighting the contributions of our Canada Research Chairs and the research centres, institutes, facilities and labs made possible by their accomplishments. Portraits by Mike Lalich

We invite you to pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy. I think you will agree: Discovery sits well at McMaster University.

Mo Elbestawi Vice-President, Research and International Affairs 5


INVESTING IN RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ENCE

In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2000 research professorships, known as Canada Research Chairs, in universities across the country. These chairholders include accomplished scientists (Tier 1 Chairs) and emerging researchers (Tier 2 Chairs) who are achieving research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. For every Tier 1 Chair, McMaster receives $200,000 annually for 7 years; for Tier 2 Chairs, $100,000 annually for 5 years. This funding has helped build world-class research centres, propelled breakthroughs in everything from clean energy to the control of infectious disease, and provided training opportunities for thousands of promising young researchers. The advancements and discoveries being made by our chairholders – and the next wave of researchers that follow – is elevating Canada’s stature as an intellectual powerhouse and producing real and lasting benefits for all Canadians.

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international research chairs awarded

publications authored

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9 Early Researcher awards

3,500

McMASTER CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS BY THE NUMBERS 2000-2010

75 patents filed

more than

$500,000,000 in research funding

8 Fellows of the Royal Society Polanyi awards

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more than

900

graduate students trained

nearly

500

post doctoral fellows trained 7


“My Canada Research Chair has allowed me to create a nexus of researchers among colleagues from Canada and abroad and made McMaster a destination for this work.� Daniel Coleman Canada Research Chair in Critical Ethnicity and Race Studies

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McMASTER CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS IMPROVING LIFE FOR CANADIANS Facility for Molecular, Physiological & Environmental Research on Fish Chris Wood Tracks the environmental impact of waterborne pollutants

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2002

Bertrand Russell Research Centre Nicholas Griffin Provides a digital collection of Russell’s papers to the world

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research Peter Rosenbaum Develops a tool used worldwide to measure the severity of cerebral palsy in children

Timothy Whelan Works to “fine-tune” radiation therapy & optimize breast cancer treatment for women

Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab Allison Sekuler & Patrick Bennett Conduct psychophysical research ranging from aging & vision to motion perception

2003

Communication Technology Research Centre Max Wong, Tim Davidson & Thia Kirubarajan Analyze and manipulate signals to improve communication, radar & biomedical systems

2004

Brian Golding Explores the genomics of a soil bacterium to improve Canadian crops & the environment

Keeping Canadians healthy is the research aim of Carmel Mothersill (radiation), Greg Slater (environment), John Lavis (health decision making) & Rick Hackett (health leadership)

Biophotonics Institute David Andrews Examines the relationship between proteins and cell death to unlock the potential for new cancer drugs

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Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network Robert Pelton, John Brennan Yingfu Li & Raja Ghosh Develop bioactive paper and tests that detect and ward off life-threatening bacteria & viruses

2005

On site at the Hamilton Harbour Sigal Balshine Identifies invasive species in the Great Lakes & the role of industrial contaminants on aquatic pollution

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Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health Manel Jordana & Parameswaran Nair Conduct studies shedding light on the role of the immune system in lung disease

2006

Catherine Kallin is a world leader in condensed matter physics and quantum materials, including unconventional superconductors and novel magnetic materials.

Stem Cell & Cancer Research Institute Mick Bhatia, Sheila Singh, Jonathan Draper & Bradley Doble Explore the origins of human cancer, employing human stem cells as a model system

Institute for Infectious Disease Research Gerry Wright, Eric Brown, Hendrik Poinar & Marie Elliot Lead the way in antibiotic discovery & resistance, infectious diseases, potential vaccines & diagnosis

2007

Centre for Research in Micro- and Nano-Systems Jamal Deen, Qiyin Fang & Shiping Zhu Develop miniature bio-sensors and imaging devices that can screen for, detect and potentially treat early-stage cancer

McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics Pavlos Kanaroglou Works to improve the efficiency of transportation systems & the competitiveness of the logistics & manufacturing sector


M.D. Rutherford Has discovered that eye tracking can detect autism in children as young as 9 months, speeding diagnosis and treatment

Microwave Imaging Facility Natalia Nikolova Uses microwave imaging to better, & non-invasively, detect tumors such as breast cancer

Deborah Cook is recognized for lifesaving discoveries in critical care medicine with election to the Royal Society of Canada, joining Walter Craig, Jamal Deen, Adam Hitchcock, Geoff Norman, Max Wong & Chris Wood

2008

Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy Research Gianluigi Botton Heads one of the world’s most advanced facilities in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology

2009

Paul Ayers Is awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, the most prestigious recognition accorded to an early career scientist in North America

Philip DeCicca joins other McMaster Polanyi Prize winners Cécile Fradin (2003), Daniel Coleman (1998), Catherine Hayward (1997) & Gerry Wright (1993) honoured for outstanding research at early stages in their careers

Offord Centre for Child Studies Michael Boyle is named CIHR Researcher of the Year for his pioneering work in children’s mental health

Laboratory for Advanced Photovoltaic Research Rafael Kleiman Provides solutions for the direct conversion of solar energy to electricity

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Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute Jeffrey Weitz, John Eikelboom & Guillaume Paré further the work of the centre that made history with the world’s first clinical trial demonstrating that aspirin helps prevent stroke

Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems Tom Maibaum Develops advanced software in vehicles for a ‘smarter car’

2010

Study to Prospectively Evaluate Intramedullary Nails in Tibial Shaft Fractures (SPRINT) Mohit Bhandari is lauded for one of the top 6 achievements in Canadian health care for 2010 setting a new benchmark for trials in orthopedic trauma around the world

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Stephen McBride Is studying the employment effects of the 2008 economic meltdown to help governments better manage future world crises

Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute Michael Surette Heads an initiative aimed at better understanding how bacteria contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases & respiratory infections

2011

R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging and Health Parminder Raina Leads one of the most comprehensive studies on aging ever undertaken in Canada

Antoine Deza Is part of a national research network linking PhD students with industry partners to increase innovation & bring new ideas to market

McMaster Experimental Economics Laboratory Katherine Cuff tests the impact of theories before they are implemented in Canada’s first laboratory dedicated to experiments in Canadian economics

Mark Larché develops a vaccine for people allergic to cats – the first of many vaccines from McMaster start-up Adiga Life Sciences


“My Canada Research Chair has been a dream come true. It has allowed me to devote myself full time to the activities we know are contributing to moving the field of childhood disability forward.� Peter Rosenbaum Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability Research, Dissemination and Mentoring

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McMASTER CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS FROM A TO Z (2009/2010)

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1 David Andrews Canada Research Chair in Membrane Biogenesis | 2 Paul Ayers Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry and Chemical Biology | 3 Sigal Balshine Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Behavioural Ecology | 4 Mohit Bhandari Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes | 5 Mick Bhatia Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Biology | 6 Patrick Bennett, Canada Research Chair in Vision Science | 7 Gianluigi Botton Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials | 8 Michael Boyle Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Child Health | 9 John Brennan Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry | 10 Megan Brickley Canada Research Chair in Bioarchaeology of Human Disease | 11 Eric Brown Canada Research Chair in Antimicrobial Research | 12 Daniel Coleman Canada Research Chair in Critical Ethnicity and Race Studies | 13 Deborah Cook Canada Research Chair of Research Transfer in Intensive Care | 14 Walter Craig Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Analysis and its Applications | 15 Katherine Cuff Canada Research Chair in Public Economic Theory | 16 Tim Davidson Canada Research Chair in Communication Systems | 17 Philip DeCicca Canada Research Chair in Public Economics | 18 Jamal Deen Canada Research Chair in Information Technology | 19 Antoine Deza Canada Research Chair in Combinatorial Optimization | 20 Bradley Doble Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Signaling | 21 Jonathan Draper Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Lineage Commitment | 22 John Eikelboom Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine | 23 Marie Elliot Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics | 24 Qiyin Fang, Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics | 25 CÊcile Fradin Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biophysics | 26 Raja Ghosh Canada Research Chair in Bioseparations Engineering | 27 Brian Golding Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics | 28 Nicholas Griffin Canada Research Chair on Russell, Peace and the 20th Century | 29 Rick Hackett Canada Research Chair in Organizational Behaviour and Human Performance | 30 Catherine Hayward Canada Research Chair in Molecular Hemostasis | 31 Adam Hitchcock Canadian Light Source – Canada Research Chair for Materials Analysis | 32 Manel Jordana Canada Research Chair in Immunobiology of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy |

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33 Catherine Kallin, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Theory | 34 Pavlos Kanaroglou Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis | 35 Thia Kirubarajan Canada Research Chair in Information Fusion | 36 Rafael Kleiman Canada Research Chair in MicroElectroMechanical Systems | 37 Mark LarchĂŠ Canada Research Chair in Allergy and Immune Tolerance | 38 John Lavis Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Transfer and Exchange | 39 Yingfu Li Canada Research Chair in Directed Evolution of Nucleic Acids | 40 Tom Maibaum Canada Research Chair in the Foundations of Software Engineering | 41 Stephen McBride Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization | 42 David Meyre Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology | 43 Carmel Mothersill Canada Research Chair in Radiobiology | 44 Yurij Mozharivskyj Canada Research Chair in Solid State Chemistry of Responsive Materials | 45 Parameswaran Nair Canada Research Chair in Airway Inflammometry | 46 Natalia Nikolova Canada Research Chair in High-Frequency Electromagnetics | 47 Geoffrey Norman Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Dimensions of Clinical Expertise | 48 Guillaume ParĂŠ Canada Research Chair in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology | 49 Robert Pelton Canada Research Chair in Interfacial Technologies | 50 Hendrik Poinar Canada Research Chair in Paleogenetics | 51 Parminder Raina Canada Research Chair in Geroscience | 52 Peter Rosenbaum Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability Research, Dissemination and Mentoring | 53 M.D. Rutherford Canada Reserach Chair in Social Perceptual Development | 54 Allison Sekuler Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience | 55 Sheila Singh Canada Research Chair in Human Cancer Stem Cell Biology | 56 Gregory Slater Canada Research Chair in Environmental Isotope Biogeochemistry | 57 Patrick Speissegger Canada Research Chair in Model Theory | 58 Gregory Steinberg Canada Research Chair in Metabolism, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes | 59 Michael Surette Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research | 60 Jeffrey Weitz Canada Research Chair in Thrombosis | 61 Timothy Whelan Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research in Cancer | 62 Max Wong Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing | 63 Christopher Wood Canada Research Chair in Environment and Health | 64 Gerry Wright Canada Research Chair in Molecular Studies of Antibiotics | 65 Shiping Zhu Canada Research Chair in Polymer Science and Engineering

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“If not for my Canada Research Chair, I would still be in Ireland. The intellectual environment in Canada gives me the opportunity to interact with world leading experts in almost any field.� Carmel Mothersill Canada Research Chair in Radiobiology

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McMASTER CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS GLOBAL REACH Funding from the Canada Research Chairs program has allowed McMaster to attract the brightest minds in scientific research from across Canada and around the world. It’s also allowed us to retain our best. They chose to come to – and stay at – McMaster because it provides the most dynamic environment in which to grow their research.

GLOBAL RECRUITMENTS:

Paul Ayers USA Megan Brickley UK Walter Craig USA Antoine Deza Japan Jonathan Draper UK John Eikelboom Australia Qiyin Fang USA Cécile Fradin Israel March Larché UK Tom Maibaum UK David Meyre France Carmel Mothersill Ireland Yurij Mozharivskyj USA Patrick Speissegger USA REPATRIATIONS:

Marie Elliot via the UK Guillaume Paré via the USA Greg Slater via the USA Greg Steinberg via Australia

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McMASTER RESEARCH TABLES

CONTENTS

| Acronyms and Useful Information 20 | Sponsored Research Income 21 | Research Rankings 22 | Publications 23 | Federal and Provincial Funding 24 | Tri-Council Funding 27 | Knowledge Transfer and 19

Commercialization

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McMASTER RESEARCH TABLES ACRONYMS AND USEFUL INFORMATION

FUNDING

ACRONYMS

AFFILIATIONS

Tri-Council funding is awarded from: CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Tri-Council websites refers to: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca, www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca, and www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

AHCI Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Affiliated Hospitals refers to the two major academic hospital systems fully affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University: Hamilton Health Sciences, a family of six unique hospitals (Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, McMaster Children’s Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre and St. Peter’s Hospital) and the Juravinski Cancer Centre; and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

CAUBO Canadian Association of University Business Officers HEEACT Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan ISI Institute for Scientific Information

Federal Funding includes Tri-Council awards, as well as funding from: CFI Canada Foundation for Innovation CRC Canada Research Chairs NCE Networks of Centres of Excellence

MILO McMaster Industry Liaison Office

Provincial Funding includes support received from the Provincial Government: ERA Early Researcher Award OCE Ontario Centres of Excellence OIT Ontario Innovation Trust ORDCF Ontario Research Development Challenge Fund ORF Ontario Research Fund: ORF-RE Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence and ORF-RI Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure PREA Premier’s Research Excellence Award

ROADS McMaster Research Office of Administration, Development and Support

NSE Natural Sciences and Engineering OST Observatoire des sciences et des technologies PI Principal Investigator

SCI Science Citation Index SSCI Social Sciences Citation Index SSH Social Sciences and Humanities

G13 refers to the group of leading research-intensive universities in Canada, comprised of Dalhousie University, Laval University, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, The University of Western Ontario, University of Alberta, Université de Montréal, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo.

QOL Quality of Life Medical/Doctoral refers to a full service university with a medical school; includes affiliated hospitals.

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TABLES SPONSORED RESEARCH INCOME

■ McMaster University Sponsored Research Income – University and Affiliated Hospitals 2003/04-2008/09 McMaster University and Affiliated Hospitals

400 350

($millions)

■ Sponsored Research Income Excluding Hospitals 2008/09

300

Affiliated Hospitals

250

University

● ● ● ● ● ●

200 150 100

Federal 55% Provincial/Municipal 16% Corporate 11% Foreign 8% Not-For-Profi t 7% Other 3%

50 0

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

$221.8M

2008/09

Source: CAUBO

■ Research Intensity - 2008/09* – $ per Full-time Faculty, McMaster and Canadian Research Peers

Toronto McMASTER Alberta McGill Montreal

($thousands) 0

50

100

150

200

250

300

350

*Medical/Doctoral, includes affiliated hospitals **Source: RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. 2010

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Over the last decade, McMaster

400

■ Sponsored Research Income - 2008/09*, McMaster and Canadian Research Peers Toronto UBC Alberta Montreal McGill McMASTER

($millions) 0

200

400

600

800

1,000

*Medical/Doctoral, includes affiliated hospitals **Source: RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. 2010

led

in Research Income Growth & placed

2nd

in Research Intensity Growth**


TABLES RESEARCH RANKINGS

■ 2010 World Rankings – Times Higher Education Supplement, Citations per Faculty McMaster and Canadian Research Peers Toronto UBC McGill McMASTER Alberta 0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

powerhouse

A research McMaster ranks in the top 100 worldwide and 4th in Canada among universities more than twice its size in the most widely used world rankings for research performance*

90

Citations Score – Top 200 World Universities Source: www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

■ ISI Highly-Cited Researchers, McMaster and Canadian Research Peers, September 2010

■ HEEACT Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2010 Toronto UBC McGill Alberta McMASTER Montreal

Toronto UBC McGill McMASTER 0

5

10

15

20

25

30

0

10

20

30

Number of researchers

Total Score– Canadian Universities in Top 100

Source: www.isihighlycited.com

Source: www.heeact.edu.tw

*Academic Ranking of World Universities - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2010) and World University Rankings – Times Higher Education Supplement (2010)

40

50

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TABLES PUBLICATIONS

■ NSE – McMaster and Canadian Research Peers and their Affiliated Institutes (2005-2009)

Toronto UBC McGill Alberta Montreal McMASTER Calgary Western Ottawa Laval Waterloo Dalhousie Queen's

Nearly

43% 0

5,000

10,000

15,000

20,000

25,000

30,000

Publications

■ NSE – McMaster University (2003-2008) % change is 48% 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0

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2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

* Current as of September 2010. Data for 2009 incomplete Source: OST

2008

35,000

of McMaster publications involve collaboration with researchers outside Canada*

■ SSH - McMaster and Canadian Research Peers and their Affiliated Institutes (2005-2009)

Toronto UBC Montreal McGill Alberta Western McMASTER Calgary Ottawa Queen's Waterloo Laval Dalhousie

0

1,000

2,000

3,000

4,000

5,000

6,000

Publications

■ SSH – McMaster University (2003-2008) % change is 69% 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008


TABLES FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL FUNDING

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Innovation 34%* New Initiatives 23% New Opportunities 11%* Leading Edge 10% International Access 10% Leaders Opportunity 7% CRC Infrastructure 5%

Toronto Montreal Queen’s UBC McMASTER

($millions) 0

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20

30

40

50

60

Source: CFI

$148.8 million to November 2010 Source: ROADS

■ McMaster Provincial Funding

Capital Awards: Total value of CFI/OIT and CFI/ORF-RI projects is $356.2 million.* ● ● ● ●

Capital 56% Research Excellence 38% Emerging Research 5% Chair/Fellowship 1%

Personnel Support: Total value of Research Excellence (ORDCF, ORF-RE) and Emerging Research Awards (PREA, ERA) is $280.3 million. The total value of the Capital and Personnel funding cited above includes investments from McMaster, partner universities, and corporate and public sectors.

$36.4

■ Leading Edge & New Initiatives Funding 2009-2010

■ McMaster CFI Funding

million ranks McMaster 5th in Canada in Leading Edge & New Initiatives funding

$227.9 million to November 2010 Source: ROADS

*Includes International Access Funds which do not require a provincial match.

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TABLES TRI-COUNCIL FUNDING

■ McMaster University Tri-Council Funding – 2003/04-2009/10

■ McMaster University Tri-Council Funding – 2009/10

$60,000,000 CIHR NSERC SSHRC

$50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000

● CIHR* 58.4% ● NSERC 33.5% ● SSHRC 8.1%

$20,000,000 $10,000,000 0

2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

■ McMaster University Tri-Council Funding – 2003/04 vs. 2009/10

$60,000,000

2009/10

$50,000,000

2003/04

$40,000,000

Tri-Council Funding – Percent Change – 2003/04 vs. 2009/10

120

% Change

100 80

$30,000,000

60

$20,000,000

40

$10,000,000

20 0

0 CIHR*

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■ McMaster University

*Including affiliated hospitals Source: Tri-Council websites

NSERC

SSHRC

CIHR* NSERC SSHRC


TABLES TRI-COUNCIL FUNDING

■ CIHR* Average Award ($) – 2005/06 to 2009/10 (Average Award based on number of projects)

■ CIHR* Percent Share – 2005/06 to 2009/10

5-Year Average 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 $0

5-Year Average 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 0.0

$20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $140,000

*Excluding affiliated hospitals. Source: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

1.0

2.0

■ NSERC Average Award ($) – 2005/06 to 2009/10 (Average Award based on number of projects)

■ NSERC Percent Share – 2005/06 to 2009/10

5-Year Average 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 $0

5-Year Average 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 0.0

$10,000

$20,000

$30,000

$40,000

$50,000

Source: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca

0.5

1.0

1.5

■ SSHRC Percent Share – 2005/06 to 2009/10

5-Year Average 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 $0

5-Year Average 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 0.0

Source: www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

$20,000

4.0

5.0

6.0

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.5

4.0

Source: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca

■ SSHRC Average Award ($) – 2005/06 to 2009/10 (Average Award based on number of projects)

$10,000

3.0

*Excluding affiliated hospitals. Source: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

$30,000

$40,000

0.5

1.0

Source: www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

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TABLES TRI-COUNCIL FUNDING – MCMASTER vs. G13

McMaster’s average CIHR award now tops

$149,000

■ CIHR Funding – Average Amount per PI – McMaster vs. G13 $160,000 $140,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000

01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 McMaster

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G13 Average

■ NSERC Funding – Average Amount per PI – McMaster vs. G13 $50,000 $48,000 $46,000 $44,000 $42,000 $40,000 $38,000 $36,000 $34,000 $32,000 $30,000

and our average per researcher is more than

30%

higher than the G13 average

■ SSHRC Funding – Average Amount per PI – McMaster vs. G13 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 McMaster

G13 Average

$20,000

01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 McMaster

G13 Average

Source: Federal Research Councils Data Analysis – Institutional level funding: 2008/09 preliminary updated with G13 Data Exchange draft report received August 2010. Note: data excludes CRCs, NCEs; includes affiliates


TABLES KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND COMMERCIALIZATION MILO BY THE NUMBERS ■ Distribution of Income received through Intellectual Property Invention Disclosures Received Patents Filed Patents Issued Licenses QOL Agreements* Non Disclosure Agreements Sponsored Research Agreements Inter Institutional Agreements Inbound Material Transfer Agreements Outbound Material Transfer Agreements

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

59 57 16 38 275 111 221 9 92 50

60 50 10 56 134 139 268 10 104 39

52 51 9 32 73 147 218 5 106 28

Commercialization Efforts – 2007/08 to 2009/10 3-year total = $4.4 million ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Total = $3.8 million Inventors $2,119,421 Investment in Research Support Activities $716,654 Faculties $663,975 Reinvestment in Research $651,309 Other Institutions/Companies $75,164 St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton $74,203 Awaiting Distribution $70,040 Hamilton Health Sciences $26,068

*Reduction in QOL agreements is a result of new licensing procedures implemented in 2009 rather than a reduction of agreements.

PATENTS MAINTAINED AS OF APRIL 2010 = 324 ■ Patents Issued and Filed – 2007/08 to 2009/10

■ Distribution of 193 Patents

■ Technologies Licensed by Type – 2007/08 to 2009/10 3-year total = 98 Total = 49

● USA 55% ● Other 24% ● Canada 20%

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3-year total = 193 100 3-year total = 238 80 60 40 20

Copyrighted Material 77% Software 10% Biotechnology 9% Engineering 3% Software/Engineering 1%

0 2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

Source: MILO http://milo.mcmaster.ca

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NETWORKS AND CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE The federal Networks of Centres of Excellence, the Ontario Centres of Excellence and other strategic networks provide unique opportunities for McMaster to enhance its research strength through partnerships with other universities, industry, government and not-for-profi t organizations. McMaster currently participates in the following:

■ Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems (NECSIS) (2009-2014)

■ Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) $10.5M

McMaster was awarded $10.5M, over five years, to co-lead this massive new university-industry R & D collaboration. Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) is an initiative between five federal research and granting agencies under the Industry Canada umbrella, which has identified collaborative, industry-driven automotive research as a priority. APC’s mission is to support R & D that will help drive the Canadian automotive sector to a greater level of innovation.

■ Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Strategic Networks The objective of Strategic Networks is to increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next ten years. The Strategic Networks program is ideal for large-scale, complex research programs that involve collaborations among university, industry and government. Photovoltaic Innovation Network (2009-2015)

$5M

The network brings together 29 researchers from 13 universities and 20 government and industrial partners. The network will examine a diverse set of approaches to developing photovoltaic (PV) solar cells that are suitable for a wide range of applications, including solar farms, remote power sources, rooftops and windows, automobiles and disposable electronics. SENTINEL – Bioactive Paper Network (2005-2015) – renewal

$7.5M

Canada leads the world in the development of bioactive paper. SENTINEL brings together 27 academic researchers from 10 universities, in partnership with the National Research Council’s Institute for Biological Sciences, the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Materials and Manufacturing, and industrial partners. The network partners will develop paper-based products to detect, capture and deactivate harmful bacteria and viruses.

■ Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) CERC in Hybrid Powertrain (2010-2017)

$10M

In May 2010, the first group of CERCs was announced, after a rigorous selection process that included a review of some 130 research proposals submitted by Canadian universities. McMaster was awarded a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain held by Ali Emadi, a global leader in hybrid technology development. The CERC program is a tri-agency initiative of SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR. The Government of Canada designed the CERC program to attract Canadian and international leading scientists and scholars. Their work will support Canada’s economic competitiveness, help sustain the environment and improve quality of life. Canada Excellence Research Chairs are world-class leaders in research and innovation.

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Advanced Foods & Materials Network (AFMNet) Allergy, Genes and Environment Network (AllerGen) (McMaster host institution) AUTO21 Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (CIPI) Canadian Obesity Network (CON) Canadian Stroke Network (CSN) Canadian Water Network (CWN) Geomatics for Informed Decisions Network (GEOIDE) Mathematics of Information Technology & Complex Systems (MITACS) National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) NeuroDevNet Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) Stem Cell Network (SCN)

■ Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) (2008-2013) Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSII) (2009-2014)

■ Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Commercialization of Research Communications and Information Technology Earth and Environmental Technologies Energy Materials and Manufacturing Photonics


HONOURS AND MAJOR AWARDS

■ 2010 Selected Honours and Awards

■ Major Awards in 2010

Honours Beals Award (Canadian Astronomical Society) Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows Francois-Xavier Garneau Medal Gold Crown of Merit (Barbados) Inter-American Photochemical Society Award Journal of the Canadian Historical Association Prize McMaster Innovator of the Year McMaster Lifetime Innovator Award New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology Order of Canada Orthopaedic Research & Education Clinical Research Award Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Royal Society of Canada Fellows Royal Society of Canada - McNeil Medal Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics Women of Discovery Earth Award Early Researcher Award (ERA) In 2010, McMaster was awarded $1.4 million to support 10 young researchers through the Early Researcher Award program. This provincial funding will help researchers build their teams of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, associates and technicians. Each project receives an additional $50,000 from McMaster or our private sector partners.

Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence (ORF-RE) 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2

Global Leadership Round in Genomics and Life Sciences (GL ) • Ontario Consortium for Regeneration Inducing Therapies (OCRiT)

$16. 5$11.5M

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joint Initiative Research Data Centres Program • Canadian Research Data Centre Network

$16. 5$11.5M

Centres for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Addictions • Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence Across the Lifespan $2.0M Team Grant • FINCAN – Neuropsychiatric and mental health outcomes of extremely low birth weight from childhood to adulthood $1.4M Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)

Automotive Partnership Canada • Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems (NECSIS)

OICR Investigator Award $16. 5$10.5M

• Hybrid Powertrain

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Community-University Research Alliance Award (CURA) • Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC)

5$1.25M

5 $1.0M

$10.0M

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • Dengue Population Genomics Study

$10.0M

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Strategic Networks • SENTINEL – Bioactive Paper Network • Photovoltaic Innovation Network Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) • Photovoltaics 5 • Molecular Imaging Probes

$7.5M $5.0M $1.65M $1.65M

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Emerging Team Grant • Respiratory Tract Microbiome Dynamics

$16. 5$2.5M

Source: ROADS, November 2010

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TABLES RESEARCH CENTRES AND FACILITIES

Research Centres and Institutes Antimicrobial Research Centre (ARC) Bertrand Russell Research Centre Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM) CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing and Design (CAPPA-D) Centre for Effective Design of Structures Centre for Emerging Device Technologies (CEDT) Centre for Environmental Genomics Biotechnology Centre for Functional Genomics (CFG) Centre for Gene Therapeutics (CGT) Centre for Evaluation of Medicines Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology (CMCB) Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) Centre for Peace Studies Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) Centre for Spatial Analysis Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) GMC Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion (GMCAMC) Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition Management of Innovation and New Technology Research Centre

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McMaster Ancient DNA Centre McMaster Centre for Climate Change McMaster Centre for Pulp and Paper Research McMaster Child Health Research Institute McMaster eBusiness Research Centre (MeRC) McMaster Institute of Applied Radiation Sciences (McIARS) McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) McMaster Institute for Energy Studies (MIES) McMaster Institute of Environment and Health McMaster Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MOBIX) McMaster Institute for Polymer Production Technology (MIPPT) McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL) McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI) McMaster Research Centre for the Promotion of Women’s Health (MRCPOWH) Medical Imaging Informatics Research Centre at McMaster ( MIIRC@M) Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care Offord Centre for Child Studies Origins Institute (OI)

Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging and Health (MCAH) Research Institute for Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population

Statistics Canada Research Data Centre Steel Research Centre Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOURCE) Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI)

Research Facilities and Research Groups Adaptive Systems Laboratory (ASL) Applied Dynamics Laboratory Canadian Workers & Social Cohesion in a Global Era Clinical Advances Through Research and Information Translation (CLARITY) Clinical Trials Methodology Group (CTMG) Communications Research Laboratory Earthquake Engineering Research Group Electron Microscopy Facility, Faculty of Health Sciences Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF) Generalized Electronic Learning Group (GEL) Geographical Information Systems Laboratory Health and Social Service Utilization Research Unit Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) High Throughput Screening Laboratory (HTS) Machine Systems Laboratory (MSL) McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) McMaster Experimental Economics Laboratory (McEEL) McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) Metal Forming Laboratory (MFL)

Micro Manufacturing Laboratory Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization and Outcomes Research Unit (NRU) Power Research Laboratory Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD) Program for Research on Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) Program for Research on the Independence and Economic Security of the Older Population (IESOP) Program in Policy Decision-Making (PDD) Public Economics Data Analysis Laboratory (PEDAL) Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (RMAL) Smooth Muscle Research Program (SMARP) Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL) William J. McCallion Planetarium Work Function Unit, School of Rehabilitation Science (WFU)


CONTAC T McMaster University Office of the Vice-President, Research & International Affairs 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall - 208 Hamilton, ON CANADA L8S 4L8 905-525-9140 ext. 27270 research@mcmaster.ca www.mcmaster.ca/research CONTRIBUTORS Editor: Lori Dillon Contributors: Sherry Cecil, Danelle D’Alvise, Anne McInnis Design: Nadia DiTraglia Printed in Canada Spring 2011



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