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Dr. Martha Crago

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Dr. Martha Crago's leadership has helped
establish Dalhousie as one of Canada's
research universities.

Martha Crago is the Vice-President (Research) and Professor in Human Communication Disorders at Dalhousie University. Her previous university administrative positions include Vice-Rector (International and Governmental Relations) at the Université de Montréal, the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Associate Provost (Academic Programs) at McGill University.

Dr. Crago is presently the Canadian academic member of the federal government’s Joint Canada-Brazil Committee and on the boards of the Network of Centres of Excellence in Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR), the Network of Centres of Excellence-Knowledge Mobilization on Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts as well as the Nova Scotia Carbon Capture and Storage, and Ocean Networks Canada. She is Chair of the Board of the Halifax Marine Research Institute. In addition she has been on the Advisory Councils of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the National Research Council – Institute of Marine Biosciences, in addition to the Board of Genome Atlantic. She has served as President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, and as a member of the University Advisory Group at Industry Canada, and the Career and Development Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

At Dalhousie University, she chairs or is a member of a variety of other research institutes’ governing councils and committees such as the Brain Repair Centre Coordinating Committee, the Life Sciences Research Institute Governing Council, the Institute for Research on Materials, the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, the Health Law Institute, and the Ocean Tracking Network Council.

Martha Crago is an active member of the Vice-Presidents (Research) of the U 15 group of Canada’s research intense universities, and of the Vice-Presidents (Research) Group of the Atlantic Association of Universities. Previously she was a member of the American Association of Universities Graduate studies group, the Universitas 21′s Research Directors and Graduate Studies Group and the Board, of the US Council of Graduate Schools. She was the founder of the Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities and one of the founders of the International Forum for Public Universities, a consortium of 21 non-English language world-class universities.

Dr. Crago has numerous publications on topics related to her research in language acquisition and socialization.