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Stuart J. Murray



Stuart Murray, Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics, is an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

He represents the emerging generation of leadership in Canada and will provide guidance on issues of importance to the country while promoting Canadian achievements in the arts, humanities and sciences around the world.

Murray, a professor in the Carleton departments of English Language and Literature, and Health Sciences, investigates the ways in which the concept and meaning of life and death are used and understood within the framework of biotechnology, global media networks and politics.

His research focuses on ethics and health care, including the mental health care of prisoners. His philosophical work asks how to develop an ethics that would do justice to the changing ways we have come to understand our relations to ourselves, our bodies and others.

Murray has established a Digital Rhetorics Lab at Carleton for research, teaching and discussion.