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January 30, 2019 — 

Eleven University of Manitoba researchers and thirty graduate students and one post-doctoral fellow, are among the recipients of the latest $141 million funding announcement from the Government of Canada.

On Jan. 30, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced funding going to Canada’s most talented scholars, including early-career researchers, across the country. These awards are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants and Talent scholarship and fellowship programs.

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

The U of M recipients were awarded a total of $1,457,389 million in funding.

“I congratulate these newly funded researchers and scholars who are embarking on a transformative journey of research and discovery at the University of Manitoba,” said Digvir S. Jayas, vice-president (research and international) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba.

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams.

“Our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are among the best in Canada,” said Todd Mondor, vice-provost (graduate education) and dean of graduate studies. “These students and fellows compete nationally for these awards and their success is testament to the caliber of their scholarship.”

The Canada Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships awarded to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows support up-and-coming scholars who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary research and training in the humanities and social sciences in Canada.

U of M recipients

Insight Development Grants    
Alexandrin, Elizabeth (religion) Mystical Messianisms and the End of Religion $54,565
Buchanan, Sean (business administration) Uber’ing away stigma: The impact of sharing technology on stigmatized occupations $66,786
Charron, Andrea (political studies) Canada’s Use of Economic Sanctions: Still Symbolic? $27,833
Fenton, Lara (kinesiology & recreation management) The Gender Project: Using drag performance to explore gender identity with transgender youth $58,694
Hande, Mary Jean (community health sciences) Migrant Care Work and the Geopolitics of “Aging in Place” in Canada $64,840
Li, Fabiana (anthropology) Who Owns Quinoa? Extending Food Security and Intellectual Property Rights from Peru to the World $64,430
Mann, Janelle (economics) Unintended consequences of fuel ethanol: market competitiveness and climate change $42,566
Perry, Adele (history) Connecting the Fur-Trade and Transatlantic Slavery, 1821-1865 $36,977
Peyton, Jonathan (environment & geography) Energy Imaginaries: Legacies of Unbuilt Megaprojects in Canada’s North $47,232
Tamtik, Merli (education) Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurship in Winnipeg, Manitoba $38,701
Torrie, Virginia (law) Farm Insolvency Law During the 1930s and 1940s: An Empirical Study of the Farmers’ Creditors Arrangement Act in Manitoba and Ontario $43,765
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships    
Charlton, Adar Reading Belonging: Northwestern Ontario Anishinaabeg Readers and Literature $81,000
SSHRC Doctoral Awards    
Cameron, Barbara Art as anodyne in the romantic drama of Tennessee Williams $60,000
Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral  
El-Bialy, Rowan The influence of message framing on attitudes towards policy change to address inequities $105,000
Petsnik, Corey D. Does primed attachment security attenuate antisocial reactions to witnessing ostracism and prompt assistance of ostracized targets $105,000
Petty, Sarah K. Friendship impairments and social anxiety:  the impact of perceived responsiveness on self-disclosure and intimacy $105,000
Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters  
Akhmetova, Roxana Interaction and Collaboration between Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers in an Age of Reconciliation $17,500
Aske, Katherine Changing farmland tenure in Alberta: social impact and environmental implications $17,500
Biihun, Hannah J. ‘Land Grabs’ on the Prairies: Changing farmland ownership in Manitoba $17,500
Brais, Nicolas Self-compassion as a protective factor for perceived academic competence after a failure $17,500
Burns, Kleighton T. Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Program $17,500
Cadger Maclean, Chantal J.M. Sustainability Learning in Faith-based Communities $17,500
Coutts, Jenna Buddhist Moral Philosophy: The Challenge of Emptiness and Ethics in Svatantrika $17,500
Dilay, Ariane Environmental Justice in India: A study on the use of environmental impact assessment in environmental courts $17,500
Dryden, Robert P. Efficacy of a motivation treatment intervention for first-generation university students in an online learning environment $17,500
Duris, Jessica M. A Behavioural Index of Mindful Care $17,500
Henderson, Emily D.C. Non-Indigenous Involvement in Indigenous Performance Arts: A Starting Point for Engaging in Reconciliation? $17,500
Lehew, Kristine M. Children in the Archives $17,500
Madziak, Rebecca E. Canadian graduate scholarship-master’s application $17,500
Morgan, Kasey R. Constructing Literary Celebrity: The Paratexts of Aphra Behn and Delarivier Manley $17,500
Morrison, Catherine Implicit Bully and Victim Stereotype Reinforcement by Others $17,500
Ndhlovu, Butho Assessing Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Strategies: Planning in Canadian Prairie Capital Cities $17,500
Peebles, Ashley E. Reimagining Micro-gravity Interiors $17,500
Piper, Jessica Biological Architectures: Combining vernacular and biological strategies to facilitate a paradigmatic shift in sustainable architectural practice $17,500
Pongoski, Maria L. An Evaluation of Rates of Skill Acquisition for Children with Autism in an Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention Program: Does the Difficulty Level of Training Tasks Influence Rates of Skill Acquisition? $17,500
Rempel, Zachary J. Hunting, identity and provincial resource management: experiences of contemporary Wabaseemoong hunters in Northwestern Ontario $17,500
Silla, Francesca An Exploration of the Nature of Visual Attention Deficits in Poor Elementary School Readers $17,500
Spearman, Claire E. The Story, the Sacred, and the City: Constructing community through storytelling spaces $17,500
Star, Jared K. Negotiating boundaries and navigating identities in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Queer social service provision $17,500
Struck, Shannon L. The association between maternal participation in the healthy baby community support program and the school readiness of children at kindergarten: a Manitoba population-level retrospective longitudinal analysis $17,500
Vucic, Analucia Water Deviations: Exploring the Socio-Environmental Effects of Aqueduct II in Cadereyta, Querétaro, México $17,500
Wall, Jason R. Decolonization of Indigenous Architecture $17,500


Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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