UVic researcher shortlisted for 2013 SSHRC Impact Award

Human and Social Development

Dr. Leslie Brown was recently named a finalist for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2013 Impact Awards. She is one of three on the national shortlist for the 'insight' category. (Overall, 12 researchers have been shortlisted for this important new offering of awards from SSHRC, with recipients being announced next month.) SSHRC Shortlist Awards Overview - Prezi

The Insight Award recognizes outstanding accomplishment and significant contribution to knowledge and understanding of people, societies and the world. Dr. Brown's involvement in the Fathering Within Child Welfare research program exemplifies this achievement, with the research initiative continuing to illuminate the experiences of fathers of children who are or have been in care.

Dr. Brown, a professor of Social Work in UVic's Faculty of Human and Social Development and the director of UVic's new Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community University Engagement, has been involved in community-engaged research for decades. She explains that she and the team not only explore how ignoring fathers can impact children, but "what good practice with fathers entails."

Award recipients will be announced at the World Social Science Forum in Montr&e#180;al on Oct. 15, 2013.

Faculty News - Sept. 9 (PDF)


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