The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $285 million for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will fund research in areas including education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment. These projects will also promote collaboration and partnerships among academic researchers, businesses and community partners to advance knowledge and understanding of these critical issues.
“The social sciences and humanities are integral towards building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. Since taking office, our government has worked hard to put science and research back to their rightful place. Today’s grant recipients will help us make informed decisions about our communities, economy, health and future prosperity,” said the Minister.
At UBC’s Vancouver campus, 24 doctoral students received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and 23 doctoral students received a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Two of our very own students, D. Kyle Sutherland and Adam Vanzella Yang are the recipients of the 2019 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.
This article was written with information from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council website.
The full lists of SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship recipients and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients across Canada are available from the Government of Canada website.