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Collaborative Research Award Recipients

The Collaborative Scholarly Research and Creative (SRC) Award is a university-wide, annual award presented to a researcher or researchers who have demonstrated excellence in an SRC project undertaken with a multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional team. This recognition will be awarded to a researcher who excels at creating and maintaining SRC collaborations with industry, universities, hospitals or professional societies to facilitate research that effects positive changes in their respective field(s).

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

2021 recipients

Ebrahim Bagheri

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Ebrahim Bagheri is committed to knowledge transfer through a series of successful NSERC, Mitacs and OCE-funded projects, including those with small and medium-sized enterprises such as Warranty Life, ThinkCX and Persuasive Labs Inc., and large industrial corporations including IBM Canada, SAS Canada and Royal Bank (RBC). Professor Bagheri’s partnership with Warranty Life, in particular, is a model of a highly successful industry/academia collaboration, through which he has revolutionized the design and delivery of customer care services and products, created unique intellectual property, and continues to build capacity in the area of artificial intelligence and data analytics at Ryerson.

Sharareh Taghipour

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Sharareh Taghipour is a Canada Research Chair in Physical Asset Management and the Director of the Reliability, Risk and Maintenance Research Laboratory. She is recognized for her groundbreaking work on physical asset management and on cancer progression modelling and screening optimization. Professor Taghipour’s extensive and successful history of collaboration with both industry and academic partners has effected positive change in her field. She has received 23 SRC awards to date, including seven international best paper awards, and her publications attract hundreds of citations. Professor Taghipour has a deep and sustained commitment to student experiential learning through her collaborative SRC initiatives and the training of 91 HQP.

Past recipients

  • Frank Russo
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Josephine Wong
    Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Catherine Beauchemin
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
  • Anatoliy Gruzd
    Global Management Studies, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Judy Finlay
    School of Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Community Services