Congratulations to Professor Charmaine Nelson, who was named the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement at NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia. AHCS is grateful for Professor Nelson's significant contributions to McGill, our department and our students. We have all benefited from Professor Nelson's vital scholarship, friendship and commitment to addressing systemic racism through institutional change.
The CRC Tier 1 award is the highest award that a university can receive from the tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Professor Nelson will use the funded, seven-year (renewable) position to work with NSCAD to develop the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery.