Congratulations to Dr. Linc Kesler

Congratulations to Dr. Linc Kesler, who has been appointed as a member of the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (PRCR). Dr. Kesler’s role will be to help foster ethical research practices, as well as provide valuable advice on responsible research environments. Created by Canada’s three federal research agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, the PRCR is part of a collaborative objective to ensure a coherent and uniform approach for promoting responsible conduct of research and for addressing allegations of breaches of Tri-Agency Policies, consistent with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR Framework). PRCR aims to enhance public trust in research activities conducted under the auspices of Canadian institutions. Some of the roles of the PRCR include reviewing institutional investigation reports, recommending recourse in cases of confirmed breaches, and providing advice to government agencies on matters related to responsible conduct of research.

In 2003 Dr. Kesler became the first director of First Nations and Indigenous Studies at UBC, anchoring the curriculum of that program in research partnerships with Indigenous communities and organizations and in advanced uses of digital technologies. Following work on university-level committees, he became the Director of the First Nations House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs in 2009, working across the university on the development and implementation of the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan and the establishment of units such as the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, and the Indigenous Research Support Initiative. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus in English and First Nations and Indigenous Studies. His Indigenous ancestry is Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota.

To find out more about the PRCR, see their website.

Congratulations Dr. Kesler!