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Projects bring diverse perspectives to archeology and the justice system – Folio

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 202311 Views

March 15, 2023

A sociologist and an archeologist have received prestigious fellowships to examine and find solutions to pressing social problems in their fields.

Two scholars in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts have received prestigious national fellowships to examine pressing social problems.

Sociologist Temitope Oriola will assess how professionals who are Indigenous, Black and people of colour fare in Canada’s criminal justice system. Archeologist Kisha Supernant will explore ways to transform Canada’s heritage policy and practice to ensure Indigenous communities secure the right to their cultural heritage and how it is framed.

Both have received recently launched Dorothy Killam Fellowships, awarded annually to between five and eight scholars across the country, and worth $160,000 over two years. The fellowships provide relief from teaching and administrative duties while researchers pursue “original, transformational and future-focused knowledge and technology” aimed at “challenging the way we live.”

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