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Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues (Tier 2)
Women make up half of the world's population, perform two-thirds of the world's working hours, receive one-tenth of the world's income and own only one-hundredth of the world's property. Yet much of the research on gender and development has focused on inequalities between men and women with respect to wages, educational opportunities, schooling outcomes, mortality and morbidity, and more recently, political participation and representation. Dr. Baruah's research identifies the social, economic, legal, cultural, political and institutional factors that influence women's ability to own property; and develops theories, methodologies and analytical frameworks for conducting interdisciplinary research on gender and property ownership.
Baruah also conduct research on women's participation in the green economy. She explores the opportunities and constraints that low-income women face in securing equitable, healthy and decent jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in low-carbon economies focused on renewable energy and resource efficiency in different world regional contexts. Findings from Baruah's research enable governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders to formulate appropriate policy responses to women's needs for land, housing and sustainable livelihoods.
Professor, Departments of Philosophy, Medicine (joint)
Canada Research Chair in Bioethics (Tier 1)
Charles Weijer is Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Medicine, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, and Director of the Joseph L. Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. He received his MD from the University of Alberta (1988) and PhD from McGill University (1997), supervised by the late Benjamin Freedman.
His research interests include the ethical analysis of benefits and harms in research, research in developing countries, and research involving communities. He served as a consultant to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the U.S. National Academies Institute of Medicine, President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the World Health Organization, and the World Medical Association. Dr. Weijer was elected a Fellow of the Hastings Center (2002), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2003), Fellow of the American College of Physicians (2007), and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2007).
Recently, Weijer and his colleagues at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, in association with Jeremy Grimshaw and Monica Taljaard of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, an international team of researchers issued world-first ethics guidelines governing cluster randomized trials (CRTs). Read more
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