Advancing Research Committee

Canada’s research libraries play pivotal roles in the creation and long-term stewardship of the scholarship produced at universities—whether new faculty publications or the research data upon which new scholarship is built. They also provide access for students, faculty, and researchers to the world’s information resources.

Mandate and Role

The Advancing Research Committee develops CARL positions, priorities, and initiatives that collectively aim to foster a sustainable scholarly research ecosystem in Canada, whether at the stage of new knowledge creation or at later stages of its dissemination, use and preservation. While maximizing open access to scholarship is a clear objective, the ultimate goal is to create a healthy, integrated scholarly communication environment to serve the interests of Canadian research, learning and scholarship.

Read the ARC Terms of Reference – Mandat CAR 2022.

Members (as of October 2023)

  • Talia Chung (University of Ottawa) – Chair
  • Lesley Balcom (University of New Brunswick)
  • Guylaine Beaudry (McGill University)
  • Jonathan Bengtson (University of Victoria)
  • Gwen Bird (Simon Fraser University)
  • Amy Buckland (Concordia University)
  • Stéphanie Gagnon (Université de Montréal)
  • Loubna Ghaouti (Université Laval)
  • Frédéric Giuliano (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Geoff Harder (University of Alberta)
  • Christine Ivory (Library and Archives Canada)
  • Dianne C. Keeping (Memorial University)
  • Denise Lafitte (University of Alberta)
  • Beth Namachchivaya (University of Waterloo)
  • Mary-Jo Romaniuk (University of Calgary)
  • Chantal St-Louis (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Catherine Steeves (University of Western Ontario)
  • Michael Vandenburg (Dalhousie University)
  • Renee Venne (National Research Council of Canada)
  • Susan Haigh (CARL, ex-officio)

CARL Liaison and Committee Secretary

  • Elizabeth Kalbfleisch, Project Officer, elizabeth.kalbfleisch AT

Active Sub-Groups of this Committee

Past Sub-Groups of this Committee