Research Review 2023 CoverCarleton University’s latest Research and International Review 2022 is now available! As Carleton celebrated its 80th anniversary, we saw tremendous growth in research funding, awards, and innovative collaborations.

Take a look below at a few highlights from the Review:

Research Growth and Impact – By the Numbers


  • 32 Canada Research Chairs
  • 43 Royal Society Fellows and College Members
  • 27 Order of Canada Recipients
  • 3 Highly Cited Researchers named in 2022 by Web of Science Group
  • 14 IEEE Fellows
  • 6 Killam Research Fellows
  • 10 Banting Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 6 SSHRC Partnership Grants
  • 51 Ontario Early Researcher Award Recipients

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Award-Winning Researchers


In October 2022, two highly accomplished Carleton University researchers received prestigious awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Lenore Fahrig portrait

Lenore Fahrig, Chancellor’s Professor in Carleton’s Department of Biology known for her trailblazing research on wildlife habitat fragmentation, has won the 2022 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Considered the country’s top science and engineering honour, this award is given annually to an individual whose body of work has shown consistent excellence and impact.

Sonia Chiasson portrait

Sonia Chiasson from the School of Computer Science is the recipient of an Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship, given by NSERC to early-stage researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to enhance their research capacity so they can become leaders in their field and inspire others. Her cybersecurity research seeks to develop computer security systems that better fit into people’s daily lives.

Physics Researcher Wins Major National Medal

Manuella Vincter portrait

Carleton’s Manuella Vincter, an experimental particle physics researcher, received the  Henry Marshall Tory Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. Vincter is a leader in the international physics community and deputy spokesperson for the ATLAS project, the largest particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland. Vincter was instrumental in enabling the science underneath the Nobel prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson, including making sure the LHC detector was able to identify some of the particles the Higgs boson produces.

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International Research Highlights


James Milner meets with Burundian refugees whose families have been in exile in Tanzania

A new initiative based in Carleton’s Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) is seeking to correct the imbalance in research informing forced displacement policy. Supported with $8 million over seven years, the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) Research Chairs on Forced Displacement Network will establish 12 research chairs at universities in Africa, South and Central America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The chairs will form an international network to encourage collaboration and amplify their findings.

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Indigenous Research Highlights


Danika Littlechild portrait

A new project called “Ărramăt: Strengthening Health and Well-Being through Indigenous-Led Conservation and Sustainable Relationships with Biodiversity” has been funded by SSHRC’s New Frontiers in Research Fund. The project, co-led by Carleton’s Danika Littlechild in the Department of Law and Legal Studies involves more than 150 Indigenous organizations, universities and other partners, and aims to simultaneously empower Indigenous peoples to apply their knowledge and engage Indigenous youth in the realm of biodiversity conservation and land governance.

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Research Review 2023 CoverFind these highlights and more in the new Research and International Review 2022.

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