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Roundtable with Concordia University Research Chairs (CURCs) - Part 1

Thursday, September 17, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This event is free





What does it mean to be a leader in a field of research? Why is it increasingly important for researchers to build interdisciplinary collaborations or community and industry partnerships? What kinds of strategies can researchers use to "mobilize knowledge"? And how can these strategies develop into innovative mentorship for students?

Join Paula Wood-Adams for a two-part (Sept. 17 & 23) interactive conversation and Q&A session with some of the newest Concordia University Research Chairs as they discuss the importance of being recognized for their scholarly work and the critical roles they play in enriching Concordia‚Äôs research training environment.

This roundtable is part one of our two-part series with Concordia University Research Chairs in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies. This conversation includes the following participants: Christopher Brett, Ashlee Howarth, Chunyan Lai, Elizabeth Fast, Erin Manning and Natalie Phillips.

Part two of the roundtable discussions will be taking place on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 11 am - 12 pm and will include the following participants: Carmela Cucuzzella, Hua Ge, Chunjiang An, Joel Bothello, Tanja Tajmel, and Walaa Hamouda. See the event's webpage for more details.

Join the conversation by registering for our Zoom webinar here or watching live on our Facebook page.

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Christopher Brett, Professor, Biology; Concordia University Research Chair in Applied Cell Science 

Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Concordia University Research Chair in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Chunyan Lai, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Concordia University Research Chair in Transportation Electrification

Elizabeth Fast, Assistant Professor, Applied Human Sciences; Concordia University Research Chair in Land-Based Learning and Indigenous Pedagogies 

Erin Mannning, Professor, Studio Arts, Cinema; Concordia University Research Chair in Culture, History and Identity: Creative Expression and Production

Natalie Phillips, Professor, Psychology; Concordia University Research Chair in Sensory-Cognitive Health in Aging and Dementia 

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