The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently unveiled the recipients of its fall 2019 round of Partnership Grants, including two McGill-led projects, totalling $5 million. SSHRC also unveiled the recipients of the round’s Partnership Development Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships, in which 18 McGill applicants received over $2 million in funding.
The grants offer a funding boost to social sciences and humanities researchers at McGill to investigate a wide range of topics, including mapping Montreal’s LGBT+ activist cultures, and exploring mechanisms of institutional change in arctic science.
Of the SSHRC-funded projects announced Canada-wide, 60 McGill researchers will participate, as either principal investigators, collaborators, or co-applicants.
The recipient of one of McGill’s two $2.5 million Partnership Grants is Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Professor in the Departments of Sociology and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. As a Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities, Prof. Quesnel-Vallée’s research examines the contribution of social policies to the development of social inequalities in health over the course of an individual’s lifespan. With SSHRC’s support, she will create a Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) to collaboratively develop and deliver an innovative training program for the next generation of population researchers. This “Population Analytics in an Aging Society Training Program” aims to enhance the skills of data-to-decision-making population researchers to ensure that they can provide accurate and impactful insights on urgent social, economic, and health issues for aging societies.
Delphine Collin-Vezina, Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, also received $2.5 million in funding from a Partnership Grant. Prof. Collin-Vezina conducts collaborative research with organizations that provide services to children and youth living in vulnerable contexts. SSHRC’s funding will support her efforts to organize a Canadian Consortium on Child Trauma and Trauma-informed Care. The Consortium aims to improve the quality of life and development of children and youth by incorporating appropriate care practices necessary for those who have experienced trauma. The Consortium will ensure that trauma-informed care policies, procedures, and practices are adopted across provincial, linguistic, and service sectors to empower families, communities, and organizations impacted by this devastating issue.
Among McGill’s four Partnership Development Grant recipients is Christian Ehret, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, who received almost $200,000 in funding for his project, Designing equitable urban learning ecologies for prosocial development with digital media. Prof. Ehret’s project will establish a youth-to-youth mentoring structure for a digital media and learning program, which will lead to certifiable outcomes for socially marginalized youth.
SSHRC Partnerships Grants [October 2019 Competition]
SSHRC Partnership Development Grants [November 2019 competition]
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships [September 2019 Competition]
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