Funding successes

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2012 Successes


  • Deborah Curran received a grant of $22,300 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in the Public Outreach category to host a workshop on the failure of legal water entitlements in times of drought or changing climate. The purpose of the workshop is to explore how law can facilitate water governance and policy reform in light of changing hydrology and often fixed water licences.

2011 Successes

Borden Ladner Gervais Research Fellowship

  • Freya Kodar was last year's recipient of the Borden Ladner Gervais Research Fellowship. The Fellowship enables her to hire a research assistant for the summer term to assist with her project Consumer Debt and Vulnerability After the Financial Meltdown: An Assessment of the Regulatory Responses.


  • Judy Fudge and Dr. Kendra Strauss, of the University of Glasgow, received an SSHRC-workshop grant of $25,0000 to hold a workshop in Montreal in June 2012 entitled Temporary work, agencies, and unfree labour: Insecurity in the new world of work.  This workshop is one of the activities of the seven-year Major Collaborative Research Initiative called "Work in the Global Economy", which was awarded $3.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in 2008. Professor Fudge is a co-ordinator of the research theme "Beyond Citizenship at Work."

Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant

  • Donald Galloway is one of the co-investigators who received a 7-year (2008-2014) $2 million Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant for A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge from the Refugee Research Network.

2010 Successes


  • Maneesha Deckha received just over $68,000 from SSHRC as part of the Standard Research Grant Program in 2010 for a project entitled Animals, culture and horizons of justice: a postcolonial feminist approach to the legal status of non-human animals.  Professor Deckha's work analyzes recent nonhuman animal protection legislation developments to evaluate a much-needed new legal norm for animals and shows how the law's dismissal of animals is part of a logic that not only subordinates animals but marginalized humans as well.
  • Donald Galloway received a $25,000 SSHRC workshop grant to stage a workshop called Directions and Developments in Refugee Determination, which was held in October 2010.
  • Andrew Harding received a $25,000 SSHRC workshop grant to stage a workshop on Law and Society in Malaysia: Pluralism, Islam and Development, which was held July 14-17, 2011.
  • Rebecca Johnson, with Professor Marie-Claire Belleau of the Université Laval Faculty of Law, received a three-year, $105,000 SSHRC fellowship for their research on Mediating Judicial Conflicts: Identities, Topics and Time. Their project will take a triangulated approach to better understanding the place of identity in the phenomenon of dissent.