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UWinnipeg receives SSHRC grant money for research

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 2018352 Views

June 05, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has received a total $876,253 for six UWinnipeg researchers thanks to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants announced earlier this week.

“These grants from SSHRC help promote and foster excellence and innovation in social sciences and humanities research at the University of Winnipeg,” said Dr. Manish Pandey, Acting Vice-President Research and Innovation. “We are proud of our excellent researchers who continue to contribute to the research landscape in Canada and provide opportunities for our students.”

The Insight Grant Recipients (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Darlene Abreu- Ferreira, (history) – Black African children in pre-modern Portugal
Dr. Olya Bullard, (business and administration) – For the benefit of others: how consumption activities that benefit others relate to consumer goals
Dr. Ryan Bullock (environmental studies) –  Climate learning and adaptation for northern development (C-LAND)
Dr. Justin Friesen, (psychology) – System justification and immigration: how motivated defence of the status quo affects stereotypes and attitudes about newcomers
Dr. Jeremy Frimer, (psychology)  – Civility and the reduction of social biases
Dr. Mark Ruml, (religion and culture) – Indigenous spiritual biography as the matrix for truth and reconciliation

SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.

“SSHRC-funded scholars and researchers can provide guidance on important societal changes,” said Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. “Through these projects, SSHRC is helping to develop talent and to connect Canadian and international researchers and partners across disciplines and sectors to support world-class research that provides critical insights on the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

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. Please visit Research Support Fund.

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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