The renewal of a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) on completion of his or her term is not automatic. The decision by the university to submit a renewal nomination is also not automatic.
The decision whether to submit a renewal nomination is made by the CRC Allocation Committee once a renewal nomination is received from dean of the faculty. There is additional input from the referees and the President’s Advisory Committee on Senior Academic Appointments. The decision is made in light of the quality of the nomination package, the overall aims of the CRC Program, the desirability of using the Canada Research Chairs as a recruitment incentive to further the strategic goals of the university and to be consistent with our efforts to meet the goals of the CRC program.
Note that a Tier 2 CRC is for a five year term with the possibility for renewal for only one additional five year term.