Queen's University

Prizes for Excellence in Research Event

On Tuesday, April 3, join us from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Biosciences Atrium for our annual Prizes for Excellence in Research Public Lectures.

  • Dr. Pascale Champagne, Department of Civil Engineering (Engineering)
  • Dr. Liying Cheng, Faculty of Education (Social Sciences)
  • Dr. Cathleen Crudden, Department of Chemistry (Natural Sciences)
  • Dr. Sam McKegney, Department of English Language and Literature (Humanities)
  • Dr. Denis O’Donnell, Department of Medicine (Health Sciences)

The panel will be moderated by Scott White, Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada. A short description of Scott’s career is available below, and an article published in the Gazette describes the recipients’ many research accomplishments. (Learn More)

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Dr. Sam McKegney

I am a settler scholar of Indigenous literatures. My research seeks to register the ways in which Indigenous literary artists: (1) interrogate ongoing settler colonialism and the violent history upon which it is based, (2) use artistic means of expression to imagine modes of sociality and Indigenous persistence that exceed the confines of the settler colonial nation state, and (3) mobilize the expressive arts to provoke extra-textual responses from Indigenous, settler, and diasporic readers that might contribute to projects of decolonization. My hope is that my research can in small ways serve to catalyze the visionary interventions of Indigenous writers and artists. I have published on such topics as residential school survival narratives, environmental kinship, masculinity theory, prison writing, Indigenous governance, discourses of reconciliation, and Canadian hockey mythologies.