2015 Excellence in Research Award
Myra J. Hird is a recipient of the 2015 Queen's University Excellence in Research Award.
Round Table with Lieutenant Governor
Myra Hird joined the Lieutenant Governor as part of a roundtable discussion with administrators, academics, students and alumni. The group shared with her the work being done on campus to foster innovation and interdisciplinary problem-solving.
Myra J. Hird has been elected as a fellow to the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of her career as a distinguished interdisciplinary scholar with an international reputation for her multifaceted, collaborative investigations into science studies and environmental issues. Dr Hird explores social sciences and humanities engagement with scientific knowledge to better respond to a wide range of global issues, including climate change, human-animal relations, and the nature and future of waste.
Myra J. Hird is currently featured on the cover of (e)Affect magazine. In this issue, the focus is on “Understanding and Sustaining the Environment and Energy Systems.” The feature story on “waste” introduces Myra Hird (School of Environmental Studies; p.6) and her unique interdisciplinary approach – involving a team of philosophers, social scientists andengineers – to attack the issue of waste production and management ontechnical, cultural and ethical fronts.
THE LEVERHULME TRUST
Queen’s University researcher Myra Hird (Environmental Studies) has been selected for a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship, allowing her to work with international colleagues on environmental research. The position is being hosted in the United Kingdom at Queen Mary University of London and Lancaster University. “I am honoured by this opportunity to raise awareness of the research that Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering) and I are conducting on waste,” says Dr. Hird.
Donna Haraway discusses human exceptionalism and Myra Hird’s use of the term “surviving humanism”.