The University of Winnipeg



UWinnipeg Granted Close to $1 Million For Research

WINNIPEG, MB – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced a significant federal investment for developing research talent for UWinnipeg’s faculty and institutional researchers, and student scholarships totaling close to $1 million. Faculty and institutional research received $773,343 and student scholarships received $210,000.

“This funding is most welcome and reflects the exceptional talents of our faculty, researchers and graduate students,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor. “UWinnipeg is renowned for its excellence in liberal arts, sciences, business and education teaching and research, and this support is recognition of that fact.”

“The University of Winnipeg is very please to receive this money from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council which recognizes our academic excellence in research,” said, Dr. Neil Besner, UWinnipeg’s Vice-President (Research and International). “Research is integral for any institution to excel and benefits faculty and students. Contributing to a better understanding of the humanities (political, social, cultural and economic issues) is vital to help create a more just society.”

Below are the names, titles and amounts for the grants announced.

Faculty Program Announcement
Standard Research Grants

Alexander Freund, History, “Stories of homeland, violence, and migration: Memories and histories of refugees in Manitoba, 1945-2010” $125,282

Pauline Greenhill, Women’s and Gender Studies, “Fairy Tale Films: Exploring Ethnographic Perspectives” $149,928 with co-investigators, Steven Kohm from Criminal Justice and Cat Tosenberger from English.

Christopher Leo, Politics, “The multilevel governance of urban growth: A cross-national comparison” $76,882

Mirjana Roksandic, Anthropology, “Guanahatabey and Taino heritage: biological and cultural landscapes of indigenous people in pre- and post-contact Cuba” $98,650

Catherine Taylor, Education, “Canadian Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Inclusive Education in the Area of Gender and Sexuality Diversity” $138,063

Insight Development Grants

Melanie O’Gorman, Economics, “Cultivating the Arctic’s Most Vulnerable Resource: An Analysis of the Barriers to High School Completion Among Aboriginal Youth in Northern Communities” $61,310

SSHRC Institutional Grants $33, 228 for one year.

Aid to Small Universities

“The Arts, New Media, and Cultural Democracy” $90,000

Talent Announcement
Canada Graduate Scholarships (Master’s)

All of these awards are $17,500

Caitlin Eliasson, English

Zoë Gross, Women’s and Gender Studies

Erin Larson, Psychology

Sarah Livesey, English

Elan Marchinko, Sociology

Dylan Roberts, Politics

Canada Graduate Scholarships (Doctoral) – $105,000

This is the University’s first SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships (Doctoral). It was awarded to a recent graduate of the Master of Arts Cultural Studies program, Amalia Slobogian.

If you need more information on any of the Graduate Studies funding and/or students, call Deanna England at 9093.

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