John R. Evans Leaders Fund enables exciting new research

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John R. Evans Leaders Fund enables exciting new research

Meet the faces behind the innovation
April 15, 2016

The fundamental goal of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund is to help universities attract and retain the world’s top researchers by giving them the tools they need to push the boundaries of their work. In the podcasts below, meet three of the leaders behind the projects receiving support from the April 2016 fund.

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Laureen McIntyre: A portable lab helps children with speaking and literacy difficulties

Laureen McIntyre from the University of Saskatchewan aims to improve children’s literacy and speaking abilities through her new community-based research lab, where she and her team can observe and document children’s interactions with others.

John Braun: Making sense of wildfire data through visualization

John Braun from the University of British Columbia will use his new data visualization lab to make sense of the complex data behind wildfire science.

Chris McGibbon: How real-world exoskeletons could change the future of rehabilitation

Chris McGibbon from the University of New Brunswick is researching robotic exoskeletons to help people with brain and spinal cord injuries regain mobility.