LU Recruits Top-Flight Academic

August 8, 2012 - Laurentian University appointed Dr. Wayne Warry to the position of Director of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR) at Laurentian University starting September 1st, 2012.

The Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research is an academic and applied research centre with sites at Laurentian University in Sudbury and at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The Centre’s mandate is to conduct interdisciplinary research on rural health with the goal of improving health services, access to health care, particularly in rural and northern communities, and enhancing our understanding of the health care system.

“Dr. Warry is a welcomed addition to our academic community and will certainly help drive forward the goals outlined in the strategic research plan in the area of health and wellness,” said Dr. Patrice Sawyer, Vice-President, Francophone Affairs, Research & Graduate Studies at Laurentian University.  “He impressed the committee with his vision for the CRaNHR.  Dr. Warry has several current projects involving research with Aboriginal communities and understands the need for significant community engagement and the importance to commit to participatory research.”

Dr. Wayne Warry previously served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.  His career at McMaster has spanned over 20 years.  He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from The Australian National University (ANU), a Masters in anthropology from McMaster University and an Honours B.A. in Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude also from McMaster University

"I am excited by the opportunity to help build and expand on CRaNHR’s already established reputation in applied health research and to develop, in collaboration with the researchers affiliated with the Centre, new programs of research that will enhance the delivery of health services to rural and remote populations and help to improve the health of Northern Ontarians,” said Dr. Warry. 

View Laurentian University’s 2012-2017 Strategic Research Plan