Michael J. Widener new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Health

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Michael J. Widener

UTTRI associate faculty Professor Michael J. Widener is one of sixteen new Canada Research Chairs at the University of Toronto.

An assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, Widener is primarily interested in topics related to health, transportation, and urban geography and planning.

The Canada Research Chairs Program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development.

Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation, says  “Such investments not only yield new knowledge, but set the stage for important innovations ranging from new cancer therapies to sustainable transportation technologies that will improve lives in Canada and around the world.”