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UVic researchers awarded almost $4M by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

August 29, 2023

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, today announce support for researchers and projects at institutions across Canada. This will highlight the Government of Canada’s support for world-class researchers.

Almost $4M of this funding will come to UVic scholars for projects ranging from climate to Indigenous ways of knowing to artistic practice and econometrics, including one Partnership Grant, three Partnership Development Grants, one Knowledge Synthesis Grant, two Partnership Engage Grants and 11 Insight Development Grants.

Partnership Grant

  • Matt Murphy, “The Balance Co-Lab: Collaboration for Sustainable Communities, an international collaboration of Indigenous governments, researchers and non-governmental organizations (NGO)”

Partnership Development Grants

  • Yasmine Kandil and Catherine Costigan, “Celebratory Theatre for Building Inclusion, Resilience, and Social Acceptance of Racialized Newcomer Immigrants and Refugees to Canada”
  • Sarah Nutter: “Equity at Every Size: Developing a National Weight Stigma Strategy”
  • Daromir Rudnyckyj: “The Future of Money: Investigating the Social and Political Implications of Currency Experiments”

Insight Development Grants

  • Christopher Bone, “Two-eyed seeing for discovering new approaches in human-wildlife interactions research”
  • Aki Gormezano (postdoctoral fellow with Nathan Lachowsky), “Defining group sex: Experiences of pleasure, risk, and belonging across sexual encounters with different numbers of simultaneous partners”
  • Robert Hancock, “Rhetoric, Responsibility, and Relationships: Approaches to Indigenization in Canadian Universities' Strategic Plans”
  • ann-elise lewallen, “Healing forests: Mapping biodiversity and multi-species relations in northeast India”
  • Natasha Reid, “Artistic approaches to anti-racism and anti-oppression: Artists and university students engaging in transformative action in a campus gallery”
  • Jonathan Rush, “Day-to-day influence of climate change distress on daily well-being and climate action behaviours”
  • Mariko Sakamoto, “Storytelling and Audio Diaries: A Novel Method to Capture and Support Dementia Caregiving”
  • Colette Salemi, “Firewood and Deforestation: A Study of the Clean Cookstove Sector and the Effect of Clean Cookstoves on Forests”
  • Tao Wang, “Kernel-based modal regression for skewed or heavy-tailed data”
  • Anelyse Weiler, “Jobs, justice, and the environment: Analyzing labour movement responses to climate change in Western Canada”
  • Jonathan Woodend, “Making a Calculated Risk: Influences on International Students and Accompanying Partners' Career Decision-Making Process to Study in Canada”

Partnership Engage Grants

  • Raymond Siemens, “A digital commons space for the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences”
  • Laine Halpern Zisman (postdoctoral fellow with Nathan Lachowsky), “In My Day: Mobilizing Research Through Artistic Practice”

Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Shifting Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization

  • Jessica Ball, “Abortion Attitudes and Access: Building A Canadian Framework for Reproductive Justice”