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Dr. Martha Crago

McGill University
Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation
Professor Martha Crago is McGill University’s Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation). Prior to returning to McGill, she was the Vice-President (Research) at Dalhousie University. Her previous university administrative positions include Vice-President of International and Inter-Governmental Relations at the Université de Montreal as well as the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Associate Provost (Academic Programs), at McGill. ‎

Professor Crago has been an active researcher in language acquisition across a variety of languages and learners, including monolingual and bilingual Indigenous children learning Inuktitut, Cree, Mohawk, and Algonquin, as well as those learning English, French and Arabic. Her work has been published extensively in scientific journals and books, and she is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psycholinguistics, published by Cambridge University Press. She was Vice President of the International Association for the Study of Child Language from 2007 to 2010.

Professor Crago is the Chair of the Research Committee of the U15 group of Canada’s research-intensive universities as well as a member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Governing Council, the Research Partnership Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Senior Research Officers of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In 2016, the Minister of Science of Canada selected her to be a member of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. Professor Crago was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017.