A major research funding announcement was made today by Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, at the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa.

The Minister announced funding on behalf of the Federal Government through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, the Tri-Agencies, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Carleton is pleased to announce that Adegboyega Ojo is our new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Governance and Artificial Intelligence. Professor Ojo, of the School of Public Policy and Administration, is undertaking a research program to inform and support the development of governance mechanisms for trustworthy AI-enabled public services. Carleton is also pleased to announce the renewal of two Canada Research Chairs: Yuhong Guo as the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning, and Hongyu Sun as the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuroscience. Professor Guo, of the School of Computer Science, will continue her research to create a new generation of information transfer technologies that allow machine learning to be applied in diverse, socially beneficial and environmentally adaptive services. Professor Sun, of Neuroscience, will continue to conduct experiments to advance our understanding of how early life experiences regulate brain development and associated social behaviours.

Carleton will also receive $1,357,901 for 23 researchers under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight Development Grants (IDG) program. Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages and encourage the development of new research questions and experimentation with novel methods and approaches. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects that often involve case studies, pilot projects, or critical analyses of existing research.

The $1,357,901 in funding will be used to support Carleton researchers as they pursue innovative projects in areas such as architectural history and theory; climate mitigation; financial markets; investigative interviewing; public trust in science; race and terrorism; sound and music in technology; and state-controlled refugee protection.

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), is supporting research at Carleton through the Major Science Initiatives Fund (MSI). Although not the project lead, Carleton has a busy research hub that is benefitting from CRDCN support.

Carleton also has 54 Doctoral and Master’s students who will benefit from scholarships and fellowships provided by both the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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