Janki Shankar

Impactful Research and Collaboration

Impactful Research for Today’s Most Pressing Issues



  • Increase linkages between research, teaching and field education. 

  • Foster transdisciplinary scholarship through building connections and partnerships. 

  • Develop respectful and accountable relationships and protocols with marginalized people. 


  • Amplify the knowledges, experiences, perspectives and research contributions of Black, Indigenous and racialized people, and those with intersectional and marginalized identities.


  • Collaborate with communities to create and share knowledge for advocacy and change. 

  • Build reciprocal partnerships with organizations, communities and other educational institutions.


Progress: 2022-23

Impactful Research and Collaboration

  • Launch of new interdisciplinary journal, Transformative Social Work. 

  • Two faculty researchers named inaugural UCalgary Research Excellence Chairs. 

  • Newcomer Knowledge Hub created with Gateway partnership. 

  • Multisensory storytelling research studio launches online and receives big boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. 

  • Successful 2022-23 Research Symposium draws large audience for online and on-campus events in Calgary and Edmonton.

2022-23 Milestones: Research


2022-23 Research Highlights


A Local and Global Partner

2022-23 International work

2022-23 Update: New Faces Bring New Research Strengths to the Faculty