AT A GLANCE
A look at what we do by the numbers
Cross-Canada impact: SSHRC expenditures by region, 2016-17
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
SSHRC is investing $5 million a year to help eligible Canadian postsecondary institutions fund, through their own merit review processes, small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty and students in the social sciences and humanities. Find out more and apply before December 1, 2017.
The Conversation Canada is a new website created by two journalism professors from The University of British Columbia. Mary-Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida launched it in spring 2017 with the help of a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. Written by academics, edited by journalists and free to the public, the site provides evidence-based news and analysis of key issues facing Canadians. Learn more about The Conversation Canada.
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we asked researchers to tell us how social sciences and humanities research has advanced Canadian society.
"Thanks to SSHRC support, we were able to participate in the sixth Lindau Meetings on Economic Sciences. At this conference, we interacted with 18 Nobel laureates, who shared their ideas, experiences and advice. We also fostered relationships within our group and with other high-achieving PhD students from around the world. We went home with new ideas for our own research and a larger network of potential collaborators and friends. We are confident that these will translate to better research projects in the coming years."
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
All recipients of SSHRC grants must report on how they have used their funds, and on the outcomes and impact of their research. Check out the guidelines for SSHRC's new user-friendly achievement report.
Featured stories, events and activities
Transforming a bleak, inner-city neighbourhood into a flourishing district is a challenge for any community. Professor Jim Silver, at The University of Winnipeg, used community-based research to help find solutions, and to advocate for improvements to public housing.
Finding that teachers often shy away from math, Kathy Nolan and her colleagues at the University of Regina, designed a new certificate program that draws on socio-economic issues or real world statistics to make the subject more tangible.
Save the date: Next month, Gender Summit comes to Canada for the first time
From November 6 to 8, 2017, nearly 600 advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in Gender Summit North America 2017, in Montréal, Quebec. This will be the summit's 11th instalment, and the first time the event is held in Canada.