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UWinnipeg receives over $1 million in SSHRC grants for research

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by pnationtalk on July 17, 201975 Views


July 17, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that totals $1,371,889 in numerous grants that will enable eleven talented researchers in a variety of projects.

“The University of Winnipeg is very pleased to receive these funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, recognizing our excellence in research,” said, Dr. Jino Distasio, Vice-President. Research and Innovation. “This research will generate knowledge about the past and present that will lead to innovative solutions for today’s most pressing issues, and improve the lives of Canadians.”

Partnership Development Grants totaling $310,176, were awarded to Dr. Ryan Bullock (environmental studies and sciences), A First Nation Community-University Partnership for Capacity Enhancement in Forest Land – partners include Eagle Lake Band 27; and Dr. Kevin Walby (criminal justice), Understanding the Power of Walls to Bridges, Prison Education and Community-based Learning in Manitoba – partners include: 1JustCity, Canadian Mennonite University, Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association, Manitoba Library Association, Mediation Services Winnipeg, Public Interest Law Centre, Red River College, Spence Neighbourhood Association, The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, The John Howard Society of Canada

Insight Grants totaling $755,232 were awarded to five researchers, Dr. Michelle Bertrand (criminal justice), Dr. Pauline Greenhill (women and gender studies), and three academics in history, Dr. Serena Keshavjee, Dr. Paul Lawrie, and Dr. Royden Loewen.

Insight Development Grants totaling $306,481 were awarded to Dr. Stephanie Balkwill (religion & culture), Dr. Roewan Crowe (women and gender studies), Dr. Aileen Friesen (history), and three in criminal justice, Dr. Katharina Maier, Dr. Derek Spencer and Walby (who also earned a Partnership Development Grant).

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.

The University of Winnipeg gratefully acknowledges the funding we receive from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund in aid of our research infrastructure. Every year, the federal government invests in research excellence in the areas of health sciences, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities through its three granting agencies. The Research Support Fund reinforces this research investment by helping institutions ensure that their federally funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities with the best equipment and administrative support available.

MEDIA CONTACT

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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