CRC Chairs

Canada Research Chair in Ocean Law and Governance (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2024)
Professor David VanderZwaag uses this Chair to evaluate global ocean governance. Specifically, Professor VanderZwaag's work includes examining the effectiveness of regional agreements for managing fisheries and protecting the arctic marine environment and also studying issues raised by sustainable development, community-based management, indigenous rights and ecosystem-based management. His research aims to develop legislative and regulatory reforms for supporting more principled decision making in ocean governance.
Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2022)
Professor Aldo Chircop’s long-term CRC research programme is entitled ‘Uniformity and Diversity in Shipping Regulation: Reconciling General and Particular Interests in Canadian and International Maritime Law’.  His affiliations include the Nova Scotia bar, Canadian Maritime Law Association and Comite Maritime International, within which he chairs the International Working Group for Polar Shipping. Dr. Chircop’ s work experience has included directorships of MELAW, the International Ocean Institute and the Mediterranean Institute in Malta. He was previously Canadian Chair in Marine Environment Protection at the IMO World Maritime University.