UWinnipeg Awarded More Than $500,000 For Research

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg was granted $516, 289 in Insight Grants and an Insight Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Research fields include psychology, Mennonite studies/history and economics.

“This is indeed exciting news,” expressed UWinnipeg’s Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation Dr. Jino Distasio. “I am regularly impressed by the passion with which UWinnipeg faculty embrace research on our campus.  Research in the social sciences and humanities builds understanding and, in the process, changes the way we think, how we live, and how we interact with each other and the world around us.”

Insight Grants were awarded to Beverley Fehr, Psychology – $93,027 – Self-Disclosure and Shared Activities: A Moderated Mediation Model of Friendship Satisfaction; Jeremy Frimer, Psychology – $135,690 – Reverse Engineering Moral Leadership Qualities; Royden Loewen, Mennonite Studies/History – $238,100 – Seven Points on Earth: Mennonites and Farm Culture – and an Insight Development Grant was given to Manish Pandey, Economics – $49,472 – Do Immigrants with Prior Canadian Exposure Perform Better than Those Without? An Analysis Using the Longitudinal Immigrant Database.

“This investment in social sciences and humanities research is a cornerstone to building Canada’s capacity for innovation,” said Chad Gaffield, president of SSHRC. “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.”

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world. For more information visit http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/.


Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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