June 2015

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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On May 27, as part of Carleton University's C2UExpo 2015, SSHRC launched new initiatives to support and promote Aboriginal research and talent development.


These include a revised definition of Aboriginal research, a statement of principles, and guidelines for the merit review of Aboriginal research. 

Together, these will ensure the integration of Aboriginal perspectives, knowledge, methodologies and approaches across all SSHRC programs, funding opportunities and research-related activities. 
For more information, please visit the Aboriginal Research Statement of Principles.
A look at what we do, by the numbers

in SSHRC funding directed towards Aboriginal research, invested across 
research projects, collectively supporting
graduate students 

*These numbers represent multiyear awards across all SSHRC funding programs from 2009 to 2013.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

Andrea Lodi

Joining the faculty of Polytechnique Montréal, internationally recognized data scientist Andrea Lodi will develop ways of using big data to solve everyday problems and to make better decisions in real-time.

Read more here

Imagining Canada's Future
Graduate students across the country are helping SSHRC imagine Canada's future by sharing their stories and views on key future challenges.

Congress 2015
From May 30-June 5, more than 8,000 people---- representing postsecondary institutions from across Canada, and some 70 scholarly associations---- are expected to attend the country's largest gathering of scholars. 

SSHRC is hosting a number of events this year: for example, see our Top 25 Storytellers live on stage (and don't miss our partnered event with CBC Radio's Ideas); join us for a panel talk on international research funding; and hear graduate students from across the country discuss Canada's future.
Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Funding tip of the month: Did you know?
Receiving or recently awarded SSHRC funding? As a funding recipient, you are asked to acknowledge, verbally and in writing, your SSHRC funding and its role in your research. By demonstrating the social, economic and cultural value of your work, you strengthen public understanding of---- and support for---- the social sciences and humanities.
Featured stories, events and activities
  Justin Piche

Two University of Ottawa researchers look at how turning penal institutions into museums and tourist attractions shapes the way visitors feel about Canada's criminal justice system.

  Isabelle Cote

Little would be lost, and poorer countries could benefit, by eliminating high seas fishing, argues a new study from a Simon Fraser University marine biologist.

SSHRC-funded research shows us who we are and where we're going

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Audrey-Kristel Barbeau reveals the health benefits of learning to play a musical instrument
---- at any age. In French only.
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Kathryn Boschmann explores the emigration of Irish Canadians to Winnipeg.video icon
Steve Wilcox considers the technical, psychological, sensory and social factors shaping the experience of gamers.
capital ides - Congress 2015


Now in its 84th year, Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships to help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

May 30 to June 5 ---   University of Ottawa
Find out more.
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