Dr. Peter Toner Appointed Associate Vice-President (Research)
Dr. Peter Toner, Department of Anthropology, has been appointed Associate Vice-President (Research) for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2020.
Dr. Toner graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from St. Thomas University in 1994. He earned a PhD in Anthropology from the Australian National University in 2001, and from 2001-2004 held an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Cross Cultural Research at the Australian National University. He returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007. He served as Department Chair from 2004-2008.
Over his 15-year career, Dr. Toner has taught courses in Cultural Anthropology; Social Anthropology; the Anthropology of Music and Sound; Anthropological Theory; Ethnography; Anthropology of Art; Music and Globalization; and Celtic Musics and Invented Traditions in Atlantic Canada. He has a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarly publications and has held research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Australian Research Council. In addition, he has conducted extensive multi-site field research projects. His principal scholarly interests include: Northeast Arnhem Land ritual music, social identity, relationships to country, cultural change; history of Arnhem Land music research; multimedia, information technology, and humanities research; archives, intellectual property, and cultural rights; and folk musics of New Brunswick.
Dr. Toner’s academic service includes membership on a number of committees including the Senate Research Committee and the Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure; membership on adjudication committees for external granting agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; reviewer for academic journals; and contributions to dissemination of scholarship as a conference organizer for academic conferences.