ADVISORY: All of Halifax Peninsula, including ҹɬƵ’s three campuses, are currently under a boil water advisory until further notice. All water must be boiled for at least one minute if it will be used for drinking or any other activity requiring human consumption.


ҹɬƵ currently has one Canada Research Chair – Dr. Leah Decter, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Technologies and Community Engagement. The CRCs employment is governed by CRCP policies and the FUҹɬƵ Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Dr. Leah Decter

In December 2020, ҹɬƵ announced Dr. Leah Decter as its Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Creative Technologies and Community Engagement.Dr. Decter is an inter-media/performance artist and scholar based in Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 Territory.

Dr. Decter is also working with Tahltan artist, scholar and educator Peter Morin as co-director to launch a Centre for Inter-media Arts and Decolonial Expression (CiMADE) at ҹɬƵ to create opportunities for diverse students, artists, scholars and communities to explore, engage and experiment with decolonial practices through innovation in inter-media arts.

CRC Equity Targets

Based on the population of Canada, the CRC’s 2029 equity targets are as follows:

  • Indigenous peoples – 4.9%
  • Persons with disabilities – 7.5%
  • Racialized minorities – 22%
  • Women – 50.9%

ҹɬƵ University, as a small institution (with fewer than 40 chairs), commits to meet the established targets for larger institutions.

Please click here to access ҹɬƵ University’s Equity Target-Setting Tool.

EDI Requests for Information, Questions or Concerns

At ҹɬƵ, all feedback, concerns and requests for information are received and addressed by the EDI Working Group (comprised of members of senior management including Leanne Dowe, CFO; Owen Gottchalk, Interim AVP Operations; and Jana Macalik, Interim VP (Academics and Research) and Provost). If you would like to contact the working group, email EDI@nscad.ca and you will receive a response within 1-2 business days.

Canada Research Chair Opportunities at ҹɬƵ

Archived Vacancy Notices

If you have questions, comments or would like to participate in ҹɬƵ’s EDI efforts, please email EDI@nscad.ca.