New insight into kaleidoscope of research
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.