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Dr. Genner Llanes-Ortiz is Bishop’s University’s newest Canada Research Chair and specializes in Digital Indigeneities.   Dr. Llanes-Ortiz draws a lot from his experience as an Indigenous person in his research. Being from Mexico, he emphasizes that the most important part of his work at Bishop’s is creating conversations between Indigenous people in the South and...
Dr. John Ruan studies mergers of neutron stars (the leftover cores of dead massive stars) to understand the origin of the heaviest elements in the Universe. His research exploits a new window to the cosmos –ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. As Canada Research Chair in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, Dr. Ruan studies neutron star mergers using...
Dr. Jason Rowe, Chair of the Physics & Astronomy Department, is one of the leading physics professors in Canada. His research focuses on exoplanets and the search for extra-terrestrial life as part of the long-standing desire to answer the broad question: “Are we alone in the universe?” He has led the discovery of Earth-sized planets...
Dr. Sunny Man Chu Lau is a professor in Bishop’s School of Education. She was appointed Canada Research Chair in Integrated Plurilingual Teaching and Learning in July 2021.   As a Canada Research Chair, Dr. Lau is working on developing new methods for the teaching and learning of additional languages based on plurilingualism. She works mostly...
Dr. Heather Lawford is a professor in the Psychology department and Canada Research Chair in Youth Development. She also serves as co-director of research for the Center of Excellence for Youth Engagement, an organization that represents and amplifies youth voices.   Her area of research focuses on youth generativity. Her goal is to “build and publish...
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