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currently has one Canada Research Chair – Dr. Leah Decter, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Technologies and Community Engagement. The CRCs employment is governed by CRCP policies and the FU Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Dr. Leah Decter

In December 2020, announced Dr. Leah Decter as its Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Technologies and Community Engagement.Dr. Decter is an inter-media/performance artist and scholar based in Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 Territory.

Dr. Decter is also working with Tahltan artist, scholar and educator Peter Morin as co-director to launch a Centre for Inter-media Arts and Decolonial Expression (CiMADE) at to create opportunities for diverse students, artists, scholars and communities to explore, engage and experiment with decolonial practices through innovation in inter-media arts.

CRC Equity Targets

Based on the population of Canada, the CRC’s 2029 equity targets are as follows:

  • Indigenous peoples – 4.9%
  • Persons with disabilities – 7.5%
  • Racialized minorities – 22%
  • Women – 50.9%

University, as a small institution (with fewer than 40 chairs), commits to meet the established targets for larger institutions.

Please click here to access University’s Equity Target-Setting Tool.

EDI Requests for Information, Questions or Concerns

At , all feedback, concerns and requests for information are received and addressed by the EDI Working Group (comprised of members of senior management including Leanne Dowe, CFO; Owen Gottchalk, Interim AVP Operations; and Jana Macalik, Interim VP (Academics and Research) and Provost). If you would like to contact the working group, email and you will receive a response within 1-2 business days.

Canada Research Chair Opportunities at

Archived Vacancy Notices

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