UWinnipeg Receives over $1 Million in SSHRC Research Grants

 

Dr. Julie Nagam, © UWinnipeg

Dr. Julie Nagam, © UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that will enable $1,066,322 in a variety of research projects. This funding comes via the Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants.

Insight Grants were awarded to four UWinnipeg researchers (in alphabetical order) Steven Kohm (Criminal Justice), Frozen justice: a century of crime in Canadian film; Ian Mauro (Geography), Climate, cinema and cartography: place, people and prairies; Julie Nagam (History), Transactive memory keepers: Indigenous public engagement in digital and new media labs and exhibitions; and Mirjana Roksandic (Anthropology), Understanding cultural diversity among the early inhabitants of Cuba.

Insight Development Grants were awarded to five researchers (in alphabetical order) Justin Friesen (Psychology), Understanding environments that affect belonging among stigmatized groups: The role of early visual attention; Peter Ives (Politics), How States Promote Global English: Shifting Priorities in Education Policy; Gabriel Nemoga (Indigenous Studies), Bringing Indigenous Worldviews into Policy and Legislation on Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity; Manish Pandey (Economics), Determinants and Effects of Temporary and Permanent Migration: An analysis using individual panel survey data; and Conor Whately (Classics), War and History at the End of Antiquity.

“We are delighted to have received these grants to help further research at UWinnipeg,” said Jino Distasio, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, “these grants promote and support our research abilities. We are proud to contribute to Canada’s pool of expert research, fostering excellence and providing a stimulating environment for our students and faculty.”

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

“Social sciences and humanities researchers help us to understand issues affecting our daily lives and provide evidence for sound policy-making,” said The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. “The Government of Canada believes that only this broad and holistic approach can lead to true discoveries, innovation and solutions that will help all Canadians, including those who now call Canada home.”

The University of Winnipeg gratefully acknowledges the funding received from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund in aid of research infrastructure. The Research Support Fund (RSF) reinforces the research investment made by the Tri-Agencies each year by helping institutions ensure that their federally funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities with the best equipment and administrative support available. Please visit RSF.

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

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