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Social sciences and humanities projects receive funding

September 16, 2013 — 

Issues of youth self-governance, forgiveness at work, getting in the trenches with MPs, and workplace aggression–these are just a few of the unique and creative research projects about to get underway as a result of new research dollars.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced $3,041,302 in funding on September 16 to fourteen research projects at the University of Manitoba. The funding is provided through Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants.

“This investment in social sciences and humanities research is a cornerstone to building Canada’s capacity for innovation,” said Chad Gaffield, president of SSHRC. “Through the Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants, we are supporting the highest levels of research excellence.”

“These researchers will impact our local and global political systems, our workplaces and governance structures to gain insight into the human condition and how we can work together to build a better world,” said Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba.

 

The research teams

 

Oliver Botar (School of Art) with Eduardo Aquino (Architecture), Lancelot Coar (Architecture) and Patrick Harrop (Architecture) received $178,627 for the project titled “Training for modernity: Moholy-Nagy and the onslaught of the digital.”

Shawn Ferris (Women’s and Gender Studies) with Kiera Ladner (Political Studies) received $491,877 for the project titled “Anti-violence and marginalized communities: knowledge creation through digital media.”

Anna Fournier (Anthropology) received $21,315 for the project titled “Institutionalized youth self-governance and the dynamics of social intervention in Venezuela.”

Kent Fowler (Anthropology) with Mostafa Fayek (Geological Sciences) received $74,978 for the project titled “The rural provisioning of nineteenth century Zulu capitals, South Africa: Insights from ceramic compositional analyses.”

Sandy Hershcovis (Business Administration) with Amy Christie (Wilfred Laurier University) received $209,640 for the project titled “Observing workplace aggression: the influence of power on intervention and support behaviours.”

Diane Hiebert-Murphy (Social Work) with Janice Ristock (Women’s and Gender Studies) received $57,870 for the project titled “Power and relationship satisfaction in couples with a history of violence.”

Royce Koop (Political Studies, University of Manitoba) with Heather Bastedo (Political Studies, Queen’s University) and Kelly Blidook (Political Science, Memorial University) received $73,587 for the project titled “Representation in action: Canadian Members of Parliament in their constituencies.”

Kiera Ladner, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Politics and Governance (Political Studies) received $499,189 for the project titled “Indigenous constitutional politics: visioning decolonization, resurgence and reconciliation.”

Stéphane McLachlan (Environment and Geography) received $499,900 for the project titled “One river, many relations: implications of development-related socio-environmental change for Indigenous communities on the Peace-Athabasca-Slave River basins in Northwestern Canada.”

Lukas Neville (Business Administration) received $26,468 for the project titled “To forgive or not forgive? The role of anticipated and actual coworker responses.”

Pam Perkins (English, film and theatre) received $59,489 for the project titled “Home and away: British literature and the North Atlantic World, 1760-1837.”

Jocelyn Thorpe (Women’s and Gender Studies) received $119,927 for the project titled “Natives and newcomers, land and sea: lost encounters in the New-Found-Land.”

Shirley Thompson (Natural Resources Institute) received $499,900 for the project titled “Building capacity for sustainable development in Indigenous communities: analyzing development planning for sustainable livelihoods in Island Lake First Nation communities.”

Christine Van Winkle (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) with Elizabeth Halpenny (University of Alberta) and Kelly MacKay (Ryerson University) received $228,535 for the project titled “Acceptance and use of mobile devices in a free-choice context.”

 

For further information please contact Janine Harasymchuk, marketing communications office, at: 204-474-7300

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

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