The ISSP is launching five new Research and Engagement Clusters. The thematically structured Clusters leverage uOttawa expertise in key areas of science-society-policy. They will each be led by a Core Member of the ISSP. Collectively, the Cluster leads span four faculties and comprise both emerging and established scholars.
- The Arctic Change cluster will be headed by Jackie Dawson, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Environment, Society and Policy, as well as Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Faculty of Arts.
- The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics cluster will be headed by Jason Millar, Candidate for a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Engineering and Society, as well as Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering.
- The Energy cluster will be headed by Monica Gattinger, Director of the ISSP, as well as Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences.
- The Inclusive Innovation cluster will be co-headed by Kelly Bronson, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Science and Society, as well as Assistant Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, and by Professor Sandra Schillo, Telfer School of Management.
- The Risk, Technology and Security cluster will be headed by Mark Salter, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences.
The new Research and Engagement Clusters will enable the ISSP to leverage its strengths, realize synergies, secure larger tri-council grants and other sources of external funding, and expand ISSP networks and reputation within and beyond the University.
Of course, many ISSP members research, teach and engage well beyond these Cluster areas, and the ISSP will continue to support and promote their efforts.
If you would like to know more, please contact the Cluster Leads or the ISSP’s Research Director, Dr. Marisa Beck.
And stay tuned for many new initiatives spearheaded by the Clusters in the months and years ahead.