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UWinnipeg receives SSHRC research grants

Tom Stroud, Dr. Peter Miller, Dr. Shailesh Shukla, Dr. Delia Gavrus, Dr. Aaron Moore

Tom Stroud, Dr. Peter Miller, Dr. Shailesh Shukla, Dr. Delia Gavrus, Dr. Aaron Moore

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that will enable $360,658 in a variety of research projects and assist six UWinnipeg graduate students, our next generation of social sciences and humanities researchers.

“UWinnipeg continues to undertake unique and exciting research,” expressed Dr. Jino Distasio, UWinnipeg Vice President, Research and Innovation. “This round of successful SSHRC Insight Development Grants further illustrates UWinnipeg’s active and diverse faculty who are leading cutting edge research in a variety of research fields.”

Insight Development Grants, totaling $255,658,  were awarded to five researchers (in alphabetical order) Dr. Delia Gavrus, (history), The Magician from Montreal: a Biography of Wilder Penfield; Dr. Peter Miller, (Classics), Sports: Between Hellenism and Modernity; Dr. Aaron Moore, (politics), Comparing the politics of urban development in two suburban cities: Institutional difference and the myth of suburban ennui; Dr. Shailesh Shukla, (Indigenous Studies), Social Learning for Community Resilience and Indigenous Food Security: Case Studies from Manitoba; and Tom Stroud, (theatre & film), Utilizing BOS Method Effector Patterns as a Mechanism for Emotion Control in Contemporary Acting. 

The 2018 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships were given to six students that will each be receiving $17,500 (in alphabetical order), Kelly Barker (criminal justice); Dean Calum, (peace and conflict); Lauren Lambert (cultural studies); Kari McCluskey (peace and conflict), Jessica Martin (Indigenous Governance); and Erika Vas (MDP). In addition, UWinnipeg’s graduate student Nicholas Palaschuk, was awarded a $135,000 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral to attend Waterloo; and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Kawswer Ahmed,  has been given $90,000 over two years for his research with his UWinnipeg supervisor, Dr. Tanya Narozhna, (political science) on Radicalism driven violent extremism: in search of a pedagogical model for conflict transformation.

“Social sciences and humanities research is at the heart of understanding the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and our people,” said The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. “Nurturing young talent in these disciplines is one of the best ways to build a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada.”

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

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.

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