Thirteen researchers from the Faculty of Arts & Science are among 56 U of T faculty honoured with 2019 – 2020 Connaught New Researcher Awards.
The Connaught New Researcher Awards are presented annually to faculty in the early stages of their academic career. Their goal is to help establish the recipients’ research programs and enhance their ability to obtain external funding in the future. The awards are a program of the Connaught Fund which was founded in 1972.
“The New Researcher Awards recognize the potential of recipients and provide them with support at an important stage of their careers,” says Melanie Woodin, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.
“The range of projects is remarkable — from hip-hop and the architecture of Blackness, to dark matter in galaxies, to environmental justice for Indigenous peoples. They’re a wonderful reflection of the diversity of research being conducted within the Faculty.”