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Prof. Carmen Robertson, Canada Research Chair in North American Indigenous Visual and Material Culture

As the Tier I Canada Research Chair in North American Art and Material Culture jointly appointed between the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, the School of Arts and Culture and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, I have undertaken a series of interrelated collaborative research projects to situate Indigenous ways of knowing through visual stories. By investigating the artistic practice of Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, relational connections in contemporary Prairie Beading, and through a theoretical engagement with Indigenous aesthetics, I strive to centre discourses around Indigenous art histories within cultural epistemological contexts. Support from Carleton, SSHRC, other funding bodies, and with the aid of research assistants, has invigorated an interdisciplinary program of research built on art historical, curatorial, archival, and Indigenous research methods.

Prof. Winnie Ye, Canada Research Chair in Nano-scale IC Design for Reliable Opto-Electronics and Sensors

I am honoured to be awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) title. During the Chair tenure, I was offered tremendous opportunity to learn and engage with internal and external experts, industrial researchers and outstanding graduate students. The research support from the university through awards, grants and student research assistantships has enabled my research program to grow, flourish and thrive. It has been, and continues to be, a unique experience for me to create research momentum and leadership in silicon photonics through successful partnerships between academia, private sector and government research labs.

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