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John Bonnett Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities
Brock University
Tier 2 - January 1, 2005
Social Sciences and Humanities
905-688-5550 jbonnett@brocku.ca
Research involves using new media - specifically virtual reality and augmented reality - as instruments to support research, communication, and teaching in the humanities.
Research relevance:
The research focuses on the generation, appropriation, and dissemination of 3D objects and environments.


Kevin Kee Canada Research Chair in Digital HumanitiesBrock University Tier 2 - July 1, 2005 Social Sciences and Humanities 905-688-5550 kkee@brocku.ca Research involves Using educational computer "simulations" as a means of teaching history to senior high school and university students. Research relevance The research focuses on a new way to communicate academic history.

Arthur W. Kroker Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and TheoryUniversity of Victoria Tier 1 - July 1, 2003 Social Sciences and Humanities 250)385-4487 kroker@uvic.ca Website http://web.uvic.ca/~akroker/ Research involves Examination of the character of the Internet, the implications of genetic engineering and the impact of information technology on cultural studies. Research relevance Interdisciplinary approaches to the cultural, ethical, political and social implications of information technology and biotechnology.


Raymond G. Siemens Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing University of Victoria Tier 2 - July 1, 2004 Social Sciences and Humanities 250-721-7272 siemens@uvic.ca Website http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/ Research involves Prototyping a computing environment for the electronic scholarly edition that integrates activities central to professional involvement in humanities disciplines. Research relevance The research has direct application in the areas of data-harvesting, textual content analysis, document encoding application and conversion, and dissemination/ communication models and mechanisms.

Karen Collins Canada Research Chair in Communications and Technology University of Waterloo Tier 2 - June 1, 2007 Social Sciences and Humanities 519-888-4567 ext. 35808 collinsk@uwaterloo.ca Research involves Understanding how sound creates meaning in interactive media. Research relevance A software engine that will enhance compositions for new media and sound designers, helping improve the quality of their products and boost Canada’s high-technology sector.


Caitlin Fisher Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture
York University Tier 2 - July 1, 2004 Social Sciences and Humanities 416-736-2100 ext. 22199 caitlin@yorku.ca Website http://www.yorku.ca/caitlin Research involves Investigation of the future of narrative through explorations of interactive storytelling and interactive cinema in Augmented Reality environments and through research into the epistemological status of digital archives. Research relevance Innovations may include the refashioning of conventions used in film and interactive CD-ROMs for the development of AR narrative, and the use of procedural characters to create immersive interactive experience.


Carl Gutwin Canada Research Chair in Next Generation Groupware University of Saskatchewan Tier 2 - July 1, 2001 Renewed: July 1, 2007 Social Sciences and Humanities 306-966-8646 gutwin@cs.usask.ca Website http://www.cs.usask.ca/faculty/gutwin/ Research involves Examining novel approaches for creating new mass connectivity electronic environments. Research relevance Research will form the theoretical and practical backbone for the next generation of ubiquitous networks systems.


Michael Keren Canada Research Chair in Communication, Culture and Civil Society University of Calgary Tier 1 - July 1, 2002 Social Sciences and Humanities 972 3 640-8665 mkeren@ucalgary.ca Coming to Canada from Tel Aviv University, Israel Research involves Conducting interdisciplinary research to determine the effects of globalization of media communications and emerging digital information and communications technologies on all aspects of Canadian society. Research relevance Findings will provide a better understanding of the challenges Canada faces as a result of increasing globalization and digitization.

Guy Paré Canada Research Chair in Information Technology in Health Care HEC Montréal Tier 2 - June 1, 2004 Social Sciences and Humanities 514-340-6812 guy.pare@hec.ca Website http://www.hec.ca/pages/guy.pare/ Research involves Examining the role of information technology (IT) in improving and transforming the delivery of healthcare in Canada. Research relevance To propose practical approaches to developing the conditions that will enable Canada's healthcare organizations and networks to adopt technological innovations which will have significant impact on the efficiency of the healthcare system and on the quality of care offered to Canadians.


Xin Wei Sha Canada Research Chair in New Media Arts Concordia University Tier 2 - June 1, 2005 Social Sciences and Humanities 514-848-2424 Ext. 7801 sha@encs.concordia.ca Website http://www.topologicalmedialab.net/xinwei/ Coming to Canada from USA Research involves Studying gesture and creating new forms of responsive media that blend sound, video, and soft wear (active and sensate fabrics) into rich interactive settings. Research relevance The research involves complex engineering interlaced with artistic and philosophical creativity and enquiry.