The Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Universities (ACCRU) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chair, Dr. David Cruise Malloy, Vice-President (Research) at the University of Regina. He is the Principal Investigator for the International Healthcare Ethics Research Team at the University of Regina, the Foreign Director of the International Bioethics Research Institute of Shandong Province, China, the Principal Investigator and Honorary Dean of the Research Institute for Multiculturalism and Applied Philosophy at Hunan University, China, and a Fellow of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association in Client Counselling and Organisational Consulting. At the University of Regina, Malloy has also served as the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and as the Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies. He currently serves as an adjudicator for both the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Université d’Ottawa (Education Administration and Ethics), Malloy’s research focus is in applied philosophy in health care. Specifically, his interests include ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, existential hardiness, personhood, and ethical climate/culture. He has published numerous refereed articles and is the co-author of six texts dealing with applied ethics and philosophy. His current research has been funded by SSHRC, CIHR, and Worksafe BC.
Malloy has served in a variety of roles with ACCRU since its inception in 2011, and as Chair, hopes to place special emphasis on the undergraduate research experience at member institutions. “We have a unique opportunity at small- and medium-sized comprehensive universities for significant and intimate involvement in the research enterprise because our student/professor ratios tend to allow for much more precise mentorship. Whether we are preparing our students for graduate programs at ACCRU or U15 institutions, or for careers in non-academic contexts, undergraduate research experiences will increase their capacity in critical thinking and boost their odds at success.”