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Canada Research Chairs at The Creative School

David Gauntlett

Dr. David Gauntlett

Canada Research Chair in Creative Innovation and Leadership

 David Gauntlett's teaching and research is about creative processes, self-initiated everyday creativity, and cultures of making and exchanging. He is a Professor in the School of Creative Industries and the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), Making is Connecting (2011, second edition 2018), and Making Media Studies (2015). His research has been funded by multiple awards from the UK Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC), the European Union (Horizon 2020), and other funders. View David's full profile. (external link) 

Phone: 416 979-5000 ext. 6386


Ali Mazalek

Dr. Ali Mazalek

Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Innovation

 As a Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Innovation, Mazalek works at the forefront of trends in computing and interaction design that support a tighter integration of the physical and digital worlds. She designs and develops tangible and embodied interaction systems that enable people to be more creative across both science and art disciplines. Her research interests include the design and application of emerging physical sensing and digital media technologies to areas such as narrative expression, abstract thinking, and scientific modeling. View Ali's full profile.

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3397 


Charles Davis

Dr. Charles H. Davis

ES Rogers Sr Research Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship

 Charles Davis is a Professor in RTA Media. His research interests are focused on innovation management and policy in the creative and IT industries including the demand for experience goods. He is currently working on projects having to do with audiences and mediated consumption, often in connection with Audience Lab. From 2011 to 2021, Charles served as Associate Dean of Scholarly, Research and Creative Activities.

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Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7866


Greg Elmer

Dr. Greg Elmer

Director Infoscape Research Lab & Bell Globemedia Research Chair

 Greg Elmer (PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst) is Associate Professor of Communication and Culture and Radio TV Arts. Greg’s research and teaching focus on new media and politics, information and communication technologies, computer networks, and media globalization. In fall 2008, Greg worked with CBC’sThe National on its internet coverage of the Canadian federal election. In 2007, Greg joined Ottawa’s The Hill Times as a political columnist.

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Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 544328


April Lindgren

Prof. April Lindgren 

Professor, School of Journalism & RSJ Velma Rogers Research Chair

 The Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair in News Media and Technology was established in 2000 through a generous donation from Loretta Rogers and the late Ted Rogers.  Named in honour of Ted Rogers’ mother, the chair is dedicated to promoting the scholarly exploration of the relationship of various aspects of information and communications technology to news gathering and the practice of journalism.

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6398

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