In recognition of Prof. Karen Busby’s devotion to founding the Centre for Human Rights Research and building interdisciplinary research teams, including to tackle drinking water issues on First Nations, the centre presented her with this print by Métis artist Christi Belcourt. Dr. Adele Perry took over as the research centre’s new director July 1, 2020.
Dr. Adele Perry is director of the Centre for Human Rights Research and distinguished professor of history and women’s and gender studies. She is a historian of colonialism, gender, race and western Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. From 2003 to 2014, Perry held a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and past president of the Canadian Historical Association.