The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced funding for twelve researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs. The researchers span the disciplines in FPA and received both Insight Development Grants and Connection Grants.

“Researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs are among the most successful in Canada in receiving SSHRC funding,” notes FPA Dean Brenda O’Neill. “Their research projects are truly making a difference both in Canadian society and abroad.”

Insight Development Grant Winners

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.

Alexander McClelland, Criminology and Criminal Justice

“Experiences of the Social Organization of HIV-Related Public Health Risks”, $60, 290

Till Gross, Economics

“Innovation­-driven Growth in a Multi­-Country World”, $58,760

Atiya Husain, Law and Legal Studies

“Rethinking Race and the Muslim in the War on Terror”, $70,209

Hashmat Khan, Economics

“Measuring the Impact of Climate Mitigation Policies on Sectoral and Regional Output and Welfare in Canada”, $47,997

Michael Manulak, International Affairs

“Diplomacy Transformed: Technology and the Changing Face of International Cooperation”, $66,667

Ksenia Polonskaya, Law and Legal Studies

“International Investment Arbitration as Legal Profession: Arbitral Roles, Duties, and Boundaries”, $38,835

Sean Richmond, Law and Legal Studies

“Make Law Not War: International Law and Canada’s Response to the Vietnam War”, $63,248

Kanika Samuels-Wortley, Criminology and Criminal Justice

“The Algorithmic Blue Lens: Predictive and surveillance policing in regulating racialized spaces”, $61,549

Susana Vargas Cervantes, Journalism and Communication

“Queer Gestures: Female Homosexuality and Masculinities in Mexico at the turn of the 19th century”, $63,442

Crina Viju-Miljusevic, EURUS

“Competing Regionalism in the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Region”, $49,609


Connection Grant Winners

SSHRC Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage with participants on research issues of value to them. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant can often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects.


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Patricia Audette-Longo

Patricia Audette-Longo, Journalism and Communication

“Forced change: Pandemic pedagogy and journalism education”

This will be a special multimedia issue of the open-access Canadian journalism studies journal Facts and Frictions/Faits et Frictions, aimed at examining how journalism educators across the country continue to guide students to cover stories in new ways. The objective of this multimedia journal issue, to be published in Fall 2023, is to take on and weigh pandemic approaches to teaching journalism in Canada, pool resources and consider opportunities and challenges for the future.
Partners: Christine Crowther, Carleton University
Nana Aba Duncan, Carleton University
Chantal Francoeur, Université du Québec a Montréal

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny, Law and Legal Studies

“Pathways to Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming access to justice”

In 2021-2022, JusticeTrans and Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny, as Principal Investigator, conducted a Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) funded mixed-methods pan-Canadian legal needs assessment for Two Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming (2STNBGN) people in Canada (JusticeTrans, forthcoming). The research surveyed 703 2STNBGN people from across Canada and followed up with over 60 participants through one-on-one interviews and focus groups. The research affirms that 2STNBGN people experience high rates of legal issues, with 93% of participants indicating they had experienced at least one legal issue within their lifetime. Beyond this, it confirms that 2STNBGN people experience high rates of transphobia and other forms of discrimination including racism, classism, ableism, and stigma against sex workers and drug users.
This project seeks to extend the knowledge translation and mobilization activities of this research through community outreach activities including a hybrid in-person and online Two Spirit, Trans, Non-binary and Gender Nonconforming Access To Justice Symposium, followed by a series of accessible policy briefs detailing the findings of specific issues related to 2STNBGN access to justice, and online workshops that focus on specific themes identified in the report including legal issues related to medical care, housing, and experiences with police harassment and violence.
Partner: cat haines, JusticeTrans

Read about more of our 2022 SSHRC grant winners.

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