Welcome to the online home of Carleton University’s Disability Research Group. Founded in 2013 by three members of the Disability Studies Committee at Carleton, we are a thoroughly interdisciplinary team from a wide range of scholarly and professional backgrounds. Our group presently includes two engineers, a defence scientist, a social worker, a librarian, an independent living specialist and several historians. Our mission is to investigate the ways in which disability studies, technology and history interrelate, largely through researching and designing virtual exhibits.
The Carleton University Disability Research Group includes the following people:
Adrian D.C. Chan, Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Assistant Vice-President (Academic), Chair of Advisory Board for READ Initiative
Roy Hanes, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Dominique Marshall, Professor and Chair, Department of History
Sreeraman Rajan, Chair of EMBS IEEE Ottawa Section, Tier II Canada Research Chair, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Dr. Beth A. Robertson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Adjunct Curator, Ingenium: Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation Department of History
Therese, Jennissen, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
MacOdrum Library Liaison: George Duimovich, Associate University Librarian (Collections & Technology) and Head of Systems, MacOdrum Library
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Liaison: Richard Marsolais, Independent Living Specialist, Vision Loss Rehabilitation
Doctoral Research Assistant: Sandy Barron, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History
Research Assistant: Hollis Peirce, Department of History, Concentration in Digital Humanities
Chloe Dennis and Julia Aguiar; department of History
IEEE Advisor: Barbara Waruszynski, Chair of SSIT, IEEE Ottawa Chapter
Research Associate: Dr. Ryan Patterson, Sessional Lecturer, Department of History.
Ethics Advisor: Rebecca Rob, ethics and philosophy.
Research Administrator and Technical Advisor: James Rudberg, MA Political Science Department
Transcription Assistant: (Disability Futurity project): Brittany Clayton, B. Mus, Music department
Natalie Spagnuolo, Contract Instructor, Pauline Jewett Insititute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University, Ph.D. (York University), M.A. (Carleton University)
Dorothy-Jane Smith, research Assistant, Doctoral Candidate
Ellen Pjawka, Research Administrator