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Impact Awards

The SSHRC Impact Awards celebrate the achievements of Canada's top leaders, thinkers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Finalists embody the very best ideas and research about people, human thought and behaviour, and culture—helping us understand and improve the world around us, today and into the future.

Video: SSHRC's 2021 Impact Award winners

Transcript

Carole Lévesque: And it is this quest for discovery that propels me every day.

André Blais: Just having the luxury of trying to find out why people do the very simple things that they do, it's awesome.

Rashid Sumaila: If I were to generate one improvement to society, that would be maintaining our fishing communities.

Maïka Sondarjee: Honestly, what drives me to do my research is a desire for social change.

Lynne Viola: If my work could generate one improvement in society, it would be to maintain open access to information.

2021 Impact Award winners

Lynne Viola

Gold medal

Lynne Viola

University of Toronto

Maïka Sondarjee

Talent award

Maïka Sondarjee

Université de Montréal

André Blais

Insight award

André Blais

Université de Montréal

Carole Lévesque

Connection award

Carole Lévesque

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Rashid Sumaila

Partnership award

Rashid Sumaila

The University of British Columbia

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