2017 SSHRC Impact Award Winners

The five annual SSHRC Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship supported by SSHRC.


2017 Gold Medal

Katherine Lippel

Katherine Lippel

Katherine Lippel is a professor in the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where she has held the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law since 2006. Her research has significantly advanced knowledge about the effectiveness of occupational health and safety regulation.

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2017 Talent Award

Claire Battershill

Claire Battershill

Claire Battershill is an innovator in research on the theory and practice of book publishing since the early 20th century. Her current work uses publishers’ archives to follow the life cycles of books from manuscript to finished product, revealing publishers’ roles in helping to shape contemporary culture.

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2017 Insight Award

Lori Beaman

Lori Beaman

Lori Beaman is a professor in the University of Ottawa’s Classics and Religious Studies department, and holds the Canada Research Chair on Religious Diversity and Social Change. A leading expert on religion, law and society, she is internationally recognized for her innovative research on how to achieve a fair and just society amid increasing diversity.

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2017 Connection Award

Karen Bakker

Karen Bakker

Karen Bakker leads an interdisciplinary team of academic researchers and community-based organizations for the Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law project.

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2017 Partnership Award

Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi is director of Laurentian University’s Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, and a professor at the university’s School of Social Work. Her interdisciplinary work into the social issues facing many northeastern Ontario residents has helped build capacity in the region.

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