Fulbright awards fund Canada-U.S. exchanges for faculty member, visiting student
A Yale faculty member will do research in Canada and a Canadian architect will study at Yale with support from the Fulbright Foundation.
Yale School of Nursing faculty member Margaret Moss, who received an American Fulbright Scholar Award, will hold the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Life and Culture in the North American Context at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Lucas Boyd, of Williamson Chong Architects in Toronto, Ontario will do research at Yale via a Canadian Fulbright Student Scholar Award.
Moss, an associate professor at the School of Nursing, will work on a project titled “Counting on Care: Canada’s Challenge in Tracking and Reporting Aboriginal People’s Health Care and Status.” She will focus on Canada’s aboriginal peoples, whose health status has persistently lagged behind other groups even with National Health Programming. Moss will undertaken a legal analysis of census and health laws and perform qualitative interviews to shed light on the barriers to closing the disparity gap.
Boyd’s project at Yale is titled “Development Strategies and New Typologies for Private Sector Affordable Housing.” He aims to develop an alternative model to what he describes as “a failing method of providing adequate housing to the lowest two quintiles of the North American population.” Boyd will explore potential holistic design strategies and new typologies that, he hopes, will “anticipate and respond to paradigm shifts in the housing stocks of Canada and the United States.”
Conceived by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to create mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries through educational and cultural exchange. Now operating in more than 150 countries, the Fulbright Program has become the largest academic exchange program in the world.