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.


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2019 SSHRC Impact Award Winners

Photo of Will Kymlicka

Gold Medal

Will Kymlicka

Department of philosophy
Queen’s University

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Talent Award

Jake Pyne

Re.Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice
University of Guelph

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Insight Award

Leah F. Vosko

Department of Politics
York University

Photo of Robert Jan van Pelt

Connection Award

Robert Jan van Pelt

School of Architecture
University of Waterloo

Photo of Marianne Ignace

Partnership Award

Marianne Ignace

Department of First Nations Studies
Simon Fraser University



  • Gold Medal

    Will Kymlicka

    Department of philosophy
    Queen’s University

  • Talent

    Jake Pyne

    Re.Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice
    University of Guelph

  • Insight

    Leah F. Vosko

    Department of Politics
    York University

  • Connection

    Robert Jan van Pelt

    School of Architecture
    University of Waterloo

  • Partnership

    Marianne Ignace

    Department of First Nations Studies
    Simon Fraser University