Concordia recognizes more than 40 faculty at the 2022 Celebration of Research Excellence

Profs from across the university are honoured for their ‘diverse and innovative’ contributions
September 26, 2022
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A group of diverse men and women standing in two rows and smiling for the camera. Back row, from left: Emad Shihab, Martin French, Charles Acland, Kregg Hetherington and Catherine Mulligan. Front row: Srikanta M.N. Swamy, Prosper Dovonon, Bonnie Harnden, Heather Igloliorte and Dominique Bérubé.

Concordia recognized outstanding faculty during its annual Celebration of Research Excellence on September 20. It was the first time the event was held in person since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 40 researchers representing four faculties were celebrated for expanding the university’s research portfolio and laying the foundations for its future through breakthrough discoveries and the creation of stimulating training environments for students to work on real-world issues.

Dominique Bérubé, Concordia’s new vice-president of research and graduate studies, hosted the event for the first time.

“After 20 years in different research ecosystems in Canada, many things attracted me to Concordia, such as the diversity of its community, the innovation ecosystem it created for its students, the excellence of the research and research–creation and the impact that our researchers are having at a community level,” Bérubé shared.

“This celebration is the embodiment of Concordia’s enviable strengths.”

Celebrants ranged from long-time faculty to those beginning their careers and spanned national and international recognition. The event underlined their help in fostering Concordia’s ever-growing reputation in research excellence.

2022 Celebration of Research Excellence


Order of Canada
Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award
University Research Award, Category A
University Research Award, Category B
University Research Award, Category C
Research Chairs from a variety of institutions and agencies
  • Vivek Venkatesh, renewal of the UNESCO Co-chair on the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism
  • Simon Bacon, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé Co-chair in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health for Health Behaviour Change
  • Miranda Crowdus, Research Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies
  • Carol Fung, Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things
Concordia University Research Chairs
  • Kathleen Boies, Tier 1, Concordia University Research Chair in Leadership Development
  • Emily Coffey, New Scholar, Concordia University Research Chair in Sleep and Sound
  • Angela Alberga, Tier 2, Concordia University Research Chair in Maternal, Child and Youth Weight-Related Issues
  • Chadi Assi, Tier 1, Concordia University Research Chair in Technologies and Trends for Future Cellular Networks
  • Hannah Claus, New Scholar, Concordia University Research Chair in Onkwehonwené:ha
  • Prosper Dovonon, Tier 1, Concordia University Research Chair in Econometrics of Large Datasets
  • Xiao Huang, Tier 2, Concordia University Research Chair in Operations and Technology
  • Tsz Ho Kwok, Tier 2, Concordia University Research Chair in Design and Manufacturing for Mass Customization
  • Xia Li, New Scholar, Concordia University Research Chair in High Energy Rechargeable Batteries
  • Ramin Sedaghati, Tier 1, Concordia University Research Chair in Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures
  • Weiyi Shang, Tier 2, Concordia University Research Chair in Software Performance Engineering
  • Dajana Vuckovic, Tier 2, Concordia University Research Chair in Clinical Metabolomics and Biomarkers
Canada Research Chairs
  • Nicole Alberts, Tier 2, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health Intervention
  • Elena Kuzmin, Tier 2, Canada Research Chair in Synthetic and Functional Genomics
  • Rachael (Ré) Mansbach, Tier 2, Canada Research Chair in Computational Physics/Biophysics
  • Melissa Passarelli, Tier 2, Canada Research Chair in Spatial Omics: from Single-cell to Clinical Innovations
  • Ishita Tiwary, Tier 2, Canada Research Chair in Media and Migration
Noteworthy honours from external organizations that celebrate outstanding achievement:
  • Charles Acland: 2021 Outstanding Academic Title (Film Studies) from Choice magazine
  • Prosper Dovonon: Fellow of the Econometric Society
  • Martin French, Sylvia Kairouz and colleagues: best article published in the Canadian Law and Society Association’s journal
  • Tristan Glatard: Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
  • Bonnie Harnden: Best educational film at the Cannes World Film Festival for shorts and documentaries, best educational film at the Berlin Shorts awards, best documentary film at the Reale Film Festival and best portrayal of a therapist at the Believe Psychology Film Festival
  • Kregg Hetherington: Book Prize in Critical Anthropology from the Association of Political and Legal Anthropology, and the Julian Steward Award from the Anthropology and Environment Society
  • Heather Igloliorte: Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal, and the Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art from the Hnatyshyn Foundation
  • Catherine Mulligan: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Nadia Myre: Prix Louis-Comtois from the City of Montreal and the Contemporary Art Galleries Association
  • Emad Shihab: Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
  • Srikanta M.N. Swamy: 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Montreal Section Gold Medal

 

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