Raymond F. Currie, Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Sociology (retired)
Associate, Centre for Higher Education Research and
Development, University of Manitoba
Ph.D. (1973) Sociology, Fordham University, New York
M.A. (1969) Sociology, Fordham University, New York
2006- Member of Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on
2010- Field Editor, Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research
2002-10 Executive Director, Canadian Research Data Centre Network
1998-09 Associate, Centre for Higher Education Research and
1991-99 Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
1981-90 Founder and Director, Winnipeg Area Study
1979-84 Head, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba
Major Awards and Honours
2010 Lise Manchester Award, Statistical Society of Canada, "for his leadership role and vision
in bringing the network to a high level of excellence in the promotion and use of a broad
range of microdata for research work that has influenced the fomation of social and health
policies in Canada"
2007 Outstanding Achievement Award, Faculty of Arts, University of
2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Award
1999 Dean Emeritus , University of Manitoba
1999 Peter D. Curry Chancellor’s Award for Distinct Contributions to
University Governance and/or Development, University of Manitoba
1994 Canadian Association of University Business Officers “Innovation in
1994 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association
“Outstanding Contribution” Award
1994 University of Manitoba Faculty Association “Administrator of the
1988 University of Manitoba Outreach Award
Current Research Interests
Canadian Research Data Centre Network.
As Executive Director of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network, I am responsible for coordinating the administration of 24 Research Data Centres and Branches housed at universities across Canada. I am responsible for administrating the following awards;
· A five year joint grant of $1.6 million a year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (2005-2010)
· A four year award from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (2008-2012) to develop an intranet connection between the Centres and create DDI3 compliant metadata for over 60 data sets in the Centres.
· A three year contract with Human Resources and Social Development Canada for up to $395,000 a year for contracts for research in RDCs (2007-2009).
Since my retirement in 2000, I have lectured at 15 universities in Canada and abroad in areas of academic administration; primarily the role of Heads/Chairs and Deans, faculty development, particularly new and mid-career faculty, broad based climate issues and strategic planning.
Raymond F. Currie. 2008. Secure and Uncertain, A Father’s Story. Winnipeg: Anderson House Press. Available online through McNallyBooksellers: http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/home
Raymond F. Currie. 2008. “Managing Faculty Burnout.” University Affairs (August 13).
Raymond F. Currie. 2007. “Balancing Act:Your career in mid-life.” University Affairs (December 4).
Raymond F. Currie. 2007. “Rally or Retire.” University Affairs (April).
Raymond F. Currie. 2006. “The Satisfaction of Academic Leadership.” University Affairs (December 23).
Heaman, Maureen I., Blanchard, James F.,Gupton, Annette L., Moffatt, Michael E. K., Currie, Raymond F. 2005. "Risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women in Manitoba.” Perinatal Epidemiology, Vol 19 (May).
Raymond F. Currie and Byron G. Spencer. 2005. “Research Data Centres: A Quantum Leap Forward in Social Science Research Capabilities.” Horizons Vol 8, No. 1: 38-42.