The University of Winnipeg



Religion, reserve lands and origins of race research receives funding

WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg researchers have been granted close to $400,000 towards research thanks to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants.

Dr. Candida Rifkind* (English) – received $84,710 for her research entitled Preoccupied Lives: Graphic Biography and the Subject at Work and Dr. Kevin Walby** (Criminal Justice Studies), received $210,867 for his research entitled Paid Duty, Private Sponsorship and Corporatization of Public, $210,867.

Dr. Carlos Colorado (Religion & Culture) – received $42,695 for his research entitled Public Religion in Secular Canada: Liberal Multiculturalism and Religious Freedom in the Public Sphere; Dr. Ryan Eyford (History) – received $34,270 for his research entitled Reserve Lands and the Resettlement of Manitoba, 1870-1930;and Dr. Jenny Wills (English) received $20,000 – for her research entitled Rethinking Anti-Essentialism: Race, Origins, Asian Adoption. These are two year grants.

“The funding received by SSHRC acknowledges the range of excellent research underway at the University of Winnipeg,” said Dr. Jino Distasio, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UWinnipeg. “Each successful researcher will be now be able to create and mobilize knowledge that will ensure that their efforts reach a broad audience”

The SSHRC Insight programs aim to support and foster excellence in social sciences and humanities research intended to deepen, widen and increase our collective understanding of individuals and societies, as well as to inform the search for solutions to societal challenges.

The University of Winnipeg gratefully acknowledges the additional funding we receive from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund in aid of our research infrastructure.

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