Who We Are

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:

Co-Primary Investigators:

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

Postdoctoral Researcher: Dr. Dorothy J. Smith, Department of History

MacOdrum Library Liaison: George Duimovich, Associate University Librarian (Collections & Technology) and Head of Systems, MacOdrum Library

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

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

Masters Research Assistant: Hollis Peirce, Masters Student, Department of History, Concentration in Digital Humanities

Research Administrator and Technical Advisor: Brittany Clayton, undergraduate, B.Mus, Music department

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

Research Associate: Dr. Ryan Patterson, Independent Historian.

Ethics Advisor: Rebecca Rob, ethics and philosophy.

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