Dalhousie University and Université du Québec en Outaouais have both announced new research chairs. Dal’s inaugural Simon and Riva Spatz Chair in Jewish Studies replaces a visiting chair program with a tenured appointment. The chair, which will be held by Dr Eva Mroczek, will focus on expanding Dal’s educational opportunities in Jewish Studies; creating new courses with multi-disciplinary approaches; and connecting students and scholars with Jewish Studies. UQO has partnered with the Center de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys to create a research chair focused on innovation and best practices in education. The chair will focus on analyzing educational contexts, evaluating educational practices, and implementing and improving best practices.