Canada Research Chairs panel discussions at Congress 2012
May 29, 2012 | On May 29th at this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, taking place at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, the Canada Research Chairs Program will be hosting two cross-disciplinary panel discussions on the future challenges that lie ahead for Canada over the next five, 10 and 20 years. The event, "Thinking Ahead—What will Canada look like in 2030?," will be moderated by John Macfarlane, editor and co-publisher of The Walrus.
The goal of the event is to explore the ways in which research communities of all disciplines can contribute their knowledge, talent and expertise to understanding and shaping the future of Canada in an evolving global context.
One panel will comprise four Canada Research Chairs working in fields as diverse as international law and informatics, while the other will comprise graduate students of chairholders from the University of Ottawa, Memorial University, Saint Mary’s University, and the University of Toronto.
The Chairs panelists will be Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at The University of British Columbia; Shirley Fecteau, Canada Research Chair in Human Cognition, Decision-Making and Brain Plasticity at Université Laval; Susan McDaniel, Canada Research Chair in Global Population and Life Course at the University of Lethbridge; and Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
The student panelists will be University of Ottawa’s Oliver Baus, student of Stéphane Bouchard, Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology; Memorial University’s Lisa Kaida, current collaborator and former student of Monica Boyd, Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality and Public Policy; Saint Mary’s University’s Alex McPherson, student of Jason Clyburne, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Materials; and the University of Toronto’s Anne Wessels, student of Kathleen Gallagher, Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth and Research in Urban Schools.
For more information about this and other events taking place at Congress 2012, visit the Congress website.