University of Manitoba researchers Dr. Warren Cariou and Dr. C. Emdad Haque have been awarded 2008 Fulbright Visiting Chair Awards. Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are awarded to prominent Canadian and American scholars who wish to conduct research, work with faculty and graduate students, and if they choose, offer guest lectures and teach while at select American and Canadian universities. Coincidentally, both professors will undertake their respective studies at Arizona State University (ASU).
“I was just thrilled to be chosen,” Dr. Cariou says. “ASU has such strengths in my areas of research—creative writing and native studies. This is a great opportunity for me to learn from some of the best scholars and writers in the world.”
He is an expert on Aboriginal literature and creative writing and director of the University of Manitoba’s new Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture. He was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Narrative, Community and Indigenous Cultures. While at ASU with his Fulbright award in creative writing, Dr. Cariou will work on his novel-in-progress, The Hummingbird Cloak, which is partly set in the American southwest.
Dr. Haque has been awarded a 2008 Fulbright Visiting Chair in Transborder Studies at ASU. He is a dominant force in environmental risk and hazards prevention and mitigation and was the founding president of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) and Vice President of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards. He is currently director and professor of natural resource and environmental management in the Natural Resources Institute, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba. At ASU’s North American Center for Transborder Studies Dr. Haque will be pursuing research on sustainable institutional development toward an integrated North American climate change and energy strategy.
“We at the Foundation are thrilled to recognize the excellent scholarship of Drs. Haque and Cariou,” says Dr. Michael Hawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States. “Though quite different, they both represent the leading edge and exciting research being conducted at the University of Manitoba.”
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program seeks to enhance mutual understanding between Canada and the United States by engaging the brightest minds through academic exchanges. Through its bilateral academic exchanges, outstanding students, scholars and professionals strengthen Canada-U.S. relations by examining a wide range of subjects that are critical to the relationship between the two countries.
Operating in over 150 countries worldwide, the Fulbright program is regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange. With the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the United States Department of State, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is the gold standard for academic exchanges and intellectual opportunity. More information can be found on the official Fulbright website by clicking here.