Russell Belk honoured with title of Distinguished Research Professor

York University is honouring Schulich School of Business Professor Russell Belk with the title of Distinguished Research Professor. The title is given to active members of the academy in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the University through research.

Belk, a YCAR Faculty Associate, is Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing at the Schulich School of Business. He is past president of the Association for Consumer Research and the International Association of Marketing and Development, and is a fellow in the Association for Consumer Research and the American Psychological Association. He has received the Paul D. Converse Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, and honorary professorships on four continents. In 2005 he received the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research. His research involves the meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving and materialism and his work is often cultural, visual, qualitative and interpretive. He is the co-founder of the Association for Consumer Research Film Festival and has more than 400 publications to his name. He is currently on the editorial board of 20 journals and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Research.

A Distinguished Research Professorship is awarded for life and evolves into a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus on retirement. All of York University’s distinguished research professors are encouraged to continue their involvement in the intellectual life of the University following retirement.

The major criterion for the honour is sustained and outstanding scholarly, professional or artistic achievement where a significant portion of the candidate’s work has been accomplished at York University. The award is inclusive of all full-time faculty in all disciplinary areas.

The title will be conferred on Belk during the June 20 ceremony at 10:30am.

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