About

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 three historians. Our mission is to investigate the ways in which disability studies, technology and history interrelate, largely through researching and designing virtual exhibits. Our first exhibit, launched in 2014, is A Wheelchair History of DisabilityOur second is Envisioning Technologies.

The Carleton University Disability Research Group includes the following people:

Co-Primary Investigators:

Adrian D.C. Chan, Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, 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

MacOdrum Library Liaison: George Duimovich, Head of Systems, MacOdrum Library

CNIB Liaison: Richard Marsolais, Independent Living Specialist, Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Doctoral Research Assistant: Sandy Barron, Doctoral Student, Department of History

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Dr. Beth A. Robertson, Member of IEEE History Committee, Sessional Lecturer, Department of History,

Financial Manager: Dorothy J. Smith, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History

IEEE Advisor: Barbara Waruszynski, Chair of SSIT, IEEE Ottawa Chapter

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