Introducing the ResearchLIFE Winter 2019 issue
A message from Vice-President (Research & International) Digvir S. Jayas on the Winter 2019 issue of ResearchLIFE:
The research enterprise at the U of M has grown considerably over the past five years, with an all-time high in sponsored research income for fiscal year 2017/18 of $211.7 million.
Our allocation of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) has also increased, and successes in recruiting a Canada 150 Chair and sponsored research chairs adds to our exemplary team of academics.
This winter issue of ResearchLIFE is a continuation of our previous issue, highlighting the research and scholarly work of three CRCs and our Canada 150 Research Chair.
Danika Goosney of the CRC Program Secretariat has contributed her insights on the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to our research community. The U of M is committed to meeting or exceeding all of the national targets for EDI.
Our featured chair holders—Nicole Rosen, Julienne Stroeve, Carl Ho and Pourang Irani—are exploring factors that affect our society in a multitude of ways.
Rosen’s quest to preserve endangered Prairie languages, Stroeve’s findings on the impacts of a changing climate, Ho’s innovations for an ever-changing power grid and Irani’s use of data to help us make better decisions, provide new knowledge and opportunities for change that will sustain and enhance people’s lives.
Please explore the research activities and individuals undertaking them within this issue and their deep commitment to solving problems. Their endeavours will both inform and inspire.