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Over a million dollars in research for UWinnipeg faculty

Insight Grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) will help research from across disciplines

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic’s research focuses on indigenous Caribbean populations, and combines archaeological, geochemical, ethno-historical and archaeo-linguistic methods with insights from bioarchaeology, human evolutionary biology and life history theory.

The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that totals $1,220,535 in Insight Grants. This funding will enable seven talented researchers in a variety of disciplines. The Insight program builds knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence in all subject areas.

“In these unprecedented times, we are grateful to SSHRC for their support of UWinnipeg researchers,” said Dr. Jino Distasio, Vice-President Research and Innovation. “Faculty have not missed a beat and have adapted their research and successfully competed for funding, often in partnership with external stakeholders. These awards will see important research begin over the next few months and reflect the increasing success of UWinnipeg research programs in Tri-Council competitions.”

Dr. Yadira Chinique de Armas (Department of Anthropology) – The dynamic Caribbean: Tracing interactions among precolonial indigenous populations in Cuba – $398,500

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic (Department of Anthropology) – The earliest forays into the Insular Caribbean: A view from the coast of Central America – $375,000

Dr. Adina Balint (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) – Poétique et enjeux du quotidien dans la littérature contemporaine au Québec et en France – $52,556

Dr. Conor Whately (Department of Classics) – Soldiers and Civilians in Rome’s Southeast – $125, 715

Dr. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen (Mennonite studies) – Settlers, Seasonal Laborers, Narcos: Mennonite Mobility and Environmental Precarity Across the Borderlands of North America – $90,068

Dr. Lisa Sinclair (Department of Psychology) – Making the Personal Political: Personal versus Group-Focused Rumination Following Sexual Harassment – $79,696

Dr. Farzad Zaerpour (Faculty of Business and Administration) – Utilizing Operations Management to Minimize Emergency Department Wait Times and Improve Patient Flow – $99,00

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

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. Support from the Research Support Fund ensures that UWinnipeg’s federally funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities with the best equipment and administrative support available.


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