Is Publicly Funded Research Important – and at Risk?


January 18, 2018 :: Dr. Claudia Malacrida
Moderated by Shannan Little

A top priority of Canada’s Liberal government has been – after a long period of stagnation – to reassess Canada’s federal funding of university-based research. Dr. Claudia Malacrida was a key member of a red ribbon Ministerial panel struck to investigate the current state of research in Canada. In her talk, she will provide insights into why research matters not only to universities and researchers, but to students, the community, and local, national and global economies.

Speaker: Dr. Claudia Malacrida

Claudia Malacrida is Associate Vice President Research at the University of Lethbridge. She served as the Chair of the Sociology Department from 2011 to 2015 and is emeritus Board of Governors Research Chair in Sociology.

Dr. Malacrida is internationally recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of disability studies and the sociology of the body. She is the author of five books on disability/body issues and has published many articles, chapters and papers on a wide range of related topics. She is a sought-after speaker on qualitative research methods, the history of medicine, childbirth and medicalization, the social construction of difference, and the history of institutionalization and eugenic sterilization in Canada.

Moderator: Shannan Little

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (below The Keg restaurant) 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Cost: $11.00 (includes soup and bun) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea) RSVP is not necessary


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