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NSERC welcomes Dr. Mark Green, from Queen’s University, as its new Scholar in Residence

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June 21, 2023

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Green, to occupy the advisory position of Scholar in Residence from 2023 to 2025. Dr. Green is a professor of civil engineering at Queen’s University, where he focuses on research related to structural performance in fire of concrete structures, applications of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) in structures, and sustainable materials. Dr. Green also focuses on best practices for implementing sustainable engineering projects in partnership with Indigenous communities.

In his role as Scholar in Residence, Dr. Green will provide NSERC with unique and novel viewpoints from an Indigenous researcher perspective on NSERC’s programs, policies, and processes. This significant guidance will contribute to the goal of using research as a tool to advance reconciliation with Indigenous rightsholders, including Inuit, First Nations, and Métis communities. Dr. Green will also provide valuable advice on policies and programming options that would have an impact on the engineering community within Canada’s post-secondary education (PSE) system. His advice will also be informed by his knowledge of university and NSERC practices through his recent roles as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s and as Group Chair of NSERC Discovery Evaluation Group 1509 for Civil, Industrial, and Systems Engineering.

Dr. Green sits with the Turtle Clan in the Kenhtè:ke Longhouse in Tyendinaga. His Kanyen'kéha name is Rahswahérha (he builds a bridge). From 2016-17, he was co-chair of Queen’s University Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force and has been active in promoting engineering education for Indigenous students through Queen’s Indigenous Futures in Engineering (formerly Aboriginal Access to Engineering) initiatives.

Other recognitions for his brilliant research accomplishments include receiving the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal for Research and Development (2013) and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000). He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He has had recent and active international research collaborations in India, Hong Kong, Turkey, France, and the UK. In 2012, he received the Queen’s Employment Equity Award and in 2019 was honoured with a Queen’s Engineering 125th Anniversary Faculty Award. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers.

NSERC looks forward to Dr. Green’s input on programs, policies, and strategic priorities related to Indigenous research. Welcome, Dr. Green!

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