Two members of the Global Journalism Innovation Lab team, Candis Callison and Heidi Tworek, have been appointed as Canada Research Chairs at the University of British Columbia.
Callison was named as a Tier 1 CRC in Indigenous Journalism, Media and Public Discourse, while Tworek received a Tier 2 CRC in History and Policy of Health Communications.
The Canada Research Chairs Program supports Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres.
Twenty-two researchers at the University of British Columbia were appointed as new and renewed Canada Research Chairs in the latest round of appointments announced on January 12, 2022.
Callison is an associate professor at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies.
Tworek is an associate professor at the Department of History and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
“The Canada Research Chairs announced this week comprise the full diversity of Canada, both in terms of their backgrounds and training, as well as the broad range of disciplines they represent,” said Ted Hewitt, Chair, Canada Research Chairs Program Steering Committee, and President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.