The Board of Governors Research Chair (BoGRC) program is intended to recruit and retain faculty who have demonstrated, or who have shown potential for, exceptional scholarly distinction. BoGRCs contribute to ensuring that the University of Lethbridge (U of L) is recognized internationally as a comprehensive institution that fosters excellence in research, performance and other scholarly or creative activity. As accomplished scholars, BoGRCs are role models who play leadership roles in their field of expertise, stimulate growth in the research enterprise, and are dedicated to the training of the next generation of highly qualified professionals. BoGRCs make substantial contributions to the advancement of the Strategic Research Plan (SRP) of the University of Lethbridge, the growth of the School of Graduate Studies and the development of a strong academic and research culture both within the institution and beyond.
Appointments are made in two categories: