By Jena Lynde-Smith

Five Carleton University researchers received a combined $1.74 million from the federal government’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) today to support multidisciplinary projects in the fields of equitable housing design, machine learning, sustainable energy, and surveillance.

“Carleton has a long history of supporting collaboration and sharing expertise across disciplines,” said Rafik Goubran, Vice-President (Research and International). “These projects have the potential to greatly impact the lives of Canadians and represent several multidisciplinary areas of research strength in which Carleton excels.”

The funding was awarded through two streams: Exploration and Post-Pandemic Recovery. The post-pandemic recovery stream is a new category for this year. It aims to mobilize research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient post-pandemic reality.

FPA Researcher

Stéfy McKnight

Stéfy McKnight

Media Production and Design professor, Stéfy McKnight, is researching surveillance through the lens of pleasure. McKnight will look at surveillance technologies that may be a way to produce pleasure, especially for marginalized groups, and how surveillance can bring pleasure through empowerment, connection, self-surveillance, exhibitionism/voyeurism, play or art.

About the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)

NFRF supports international, interdisciplinary and high-risk research and provides funding to help Canadian researchers make the next great discoveries in their fields. Created by the Canada Research Coordinating Committee, NFRF is administered on behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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