CBU Professor Named Member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The Royal Society of Canada has named Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at Cape Breton University, among the 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College have been nominated by 51 Canadian universities and the National Research Council, and they represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

“Having the opportunity to join this exciting group of academics, scientists, and artists from across Canada is both a privilege and an honour, and I am extremely humbled to have been chosen as part of the inaugural cohort,” says Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox. “I am particularly looking forward to the opportunity to work with and learn from College members across Canada to support the emergence of new ideas and approaches to tackle issues of great importance to Canadians to find ways forward in thinking, action, and collaborations.”

Cunsolo Willox was chosen as a member of the College based on her collaborative work with Inuit in Northern Labrador on issues connected to climate change and physical and mental health, her advances in deploying new media and digital technologies to gather data and disseminate research results (including documentary film making), her commitment to academic citizenry and research as public service, and her high research productivity.

“This kind of honour speaks to the calibre of the researchers that Cape Breton University attracts,” says Dale Keefe, Acting Vice President, Academic & Research. “Ashlee is incredibly passionate about her research and it shows in the high quality work that she produces. This opportunity is very exciting both for Ashlee and CBU, as it will allow Ashlee to build an even greater network of researchers to help advance her work through collaboration.”

Together, the members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.

The induction ceremony will take place on the morning of Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 8:30am at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, QC with a banquet to follow. These landmark events are supported by Concordia University.

To learn more Dr. Cunsolo Willox please visit:http://ashleecunsolowillox.ca/