Dr. Lisa Korteweg, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, has joined the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program’s Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee—a committee of invited and appointed experts across the NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC councils.
The Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee is responsible for making final recommendations on Canada Research Chair nominations when members of the College of Reviewers are divided. The Committee also provides policy advice on key aspects of the CRC program, and is responsible for ensuring the consistency of standards across the program.
Dr. Korteweg was invited to the Committee on account of her familiarity with the CRC program, her previous experience on SSHRC committees (as former Chair of the SSHRC Indigenous Research Panel), and her areas of research expertise.
She has accepted a three-year term as an adjudicator and will attend the next Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee meeting in October in Ottawa.
The CRC program invests approximately $265 million each year to attract and retain up to 2,000 Chairholders in universities across Canada, with the goal of promoting research excellence in natural sciences, engineering, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.