Researchers were lauded for their contributions to music, feminist geography, urban mapping and sound art, and AI in global health
More than 70 faculty members were recognized at the 2023 Research Awards Celebration including four researchers who were awarded the President’s Research Awards.
Karen Burke, AMPD, was recognized with the President’s Research Impact Award (PRIA). Karen’s expertise is in the history and performance practices of Gospel music and has worked with major choral ensembles, organizations, schools and church congregations.
Linda Peake, Environmental & Urban Change, was recognized with the President’s Research Excellence Award (PREA). A director of the City Institute at York, Linda is a feminist geographer with research interests in the co-construction of subjectivities and urban places.
Taien Ng-Chan, AMPD was recognized with the President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award (PERLA). Taien is a writer and media artist whose research explores experimental processes of urban mapping and sound art, “object-oriented storytelling” and futurist imaginings of everyday life in the Asian diaspora through immersive cinema, both in VR headset and dome projection modes.
And Jude Kong, Faculty of Science, received the President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award. Jude’s research focuses on the use of AI, mathematical models and system thinking to improve decision-making in global health and clinical public health.