Dr. William Hébert and Dr. Michael Christensen are two recipients of this year’s SSHRC Insight Development Grants. These grants support research in its early stages, enabling “the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.”
Learn more about their research below.
William Hébert, Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies
Entitled “A Critical Analysis of Emerging Policy Solutions to the `Problem’ of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada’s Criminal Justice System,” this project looks at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how it has emerged and materialized as a criminal justice problem in Canada. ($54,776).
Michael Christensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies
Entitled “A Cultural Typology of Vaccine Misinformation,” this research project will develop a new way to understand and address misinformation surrounding measures to control COVID-19. Christensen is working with co-applicants Sarah Everts from the School of Journalism and Communication and Majid Komeili from Computer Science. ($70,790).
You can learn more about these grants here: 2021 SSHRC Insight Development Grants.