Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are awarded by the Canadian government to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. They recognize outstanding researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as current or emerging world leaders in their fields, and are tenable for either five years (Tier 2 CRCs) or seven years (Tier 1 CRCs).

Current Tier 1 CRCs:

George Pavlich (Sociology)
Canada Research Chair in Social Theory, Culture and Law

Imre Szeman (English & Film Studies)
Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies

Janine Brodie (Political Science)
Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Social Governance

Kathrin Koslicki (Philosophy)
Canadian Research Chair in Epistemology and Metaphysics

Kevin Haggerty (Sociology)
Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Ecologies

Current Tier 2 CRCs:

Cressida Heyes (Philosophy)
Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality

Gavin Renwick (Art & Design)
Canada Research Chair in Design Studies

Ingo Brigandt (Philosophy)
Canadian Research Chair in the Philosophy of Biology

 

Henry Marshall Tory Chairs

Named for the first president of the University, the Tory Chairs are awarded to outstanding individuals who will enhance the reputation of the University and provide leadership and experience in teaching and research across disciplines.

Beverly Lemire (History & Classics) -- Dr. Lemire's research is focused on the advent of the first industrial era in Britain from 1600 to 1900. She uses economic, social and gender analyses to study the changing material world within a comparative perspective.

Mark Nuttall (Anthropology)  -- Dr. Nuttall is a social anthropologist who works on the human dimensions of global environmental and sustainability issues. Concentrating on the Arctic and North Atlantic, he studies environmental change and resource use issues in rural and coastal communities, depopulation and migration, climate change impacts on indigenous peoples and their livelihoods, the anthropology of science and historical ecology.

Rob Shields (Sociology, Art & Design) -- Dr. Shield's research focuses on social theory and cultural studies. He studies urban and regional design, social space, visual culture, youth, internet and virtual environments, and European and post-modern sociological theory.

Sarah Carter (History & Classics) -- Dr. Carter studies the history of Western Canada during the critical era that began in the late 19th century when Aboriginal people were dispossessed and a new population established.

 

Landrex Distinguished Professorship

The Landrex Professorship provides a professor in the Faculty of Arts with $50,000 annually for five years, giving them the opportunity to expand their research while contributing to the community.

2012 - 2017 - John W. (Jack) Ives (Anthropology) -- Dr. Ives is an archaeologist interested kinship,economy, and social organization, prehistoric migrations, and public forms of archaeology ranging from regulatory processes and First Nations cultural landscapes to repatriation.

2007 - 2011 - Sally Rice (Linguistics) -- Dr. Rice has dedicated much of her career to working with local Aboriginal communities whose languages are in danger of disappearing within generations. 

2004 - 2006 - Harvey Krahn (Sociology) -- Dr. Krahn's main area of research is the sociology of work and education.  He also conducts research in the areas of immigration, sustainable consumption and political attitudes and behaviours.  

 

 UAlberta Centennial University Professor of Fine Arts

The designation of Centennial Professor is among the most prestigious of honours at the University of Alberta and is bestowed on members of the academy who have achieved outstanding distinction in their area of research and scholarship, teaching and who have earned favourable regard from the community.

Sean Caulfield (Art and Design) -- Dr. Caulfield creates poetry for the eyes. Whether silkscreens, etchings or woodcuts, his prints explore a visual language of contradictions and tensions: from figurative to abstract, and high art to mass media.