November 2015

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Dominique Berube

Changes to  SSHRC'S senior team

SSHRC promotes Herbert-Copley to EVP; welcomes Université de Montréal executive as new VP, Research Programs

Dominique Bérubé has been appointed SSHRC's new vice-president, research programs. She took up her post on October 19 and fills the position previously held by Brent Herbert-Copley. 

Bérubé brings to SSHRC a proven track record in the development and implementation of major research initiatives, including infrastructure renewal and strategic projects at the Université de Montréal.

Herbert-Copley was appointed Executive Vice-president on May 4 and now oversees corporate strategy, performance and communications, as well as program evaluation and audit functions.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Has your postsecondary institution promoted the benefits and impacts of social sciences and humanities research lately? It might be eligible for a SSHRC Award for Excellence. Learn more and apply.

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Join us in celebrating great Canadian researchers
On November 16, tune in to our live webcast of the 2015 Impact Awards--- SSHRC's top honours for researchers in the social sciences and humanities. The webcast also features award-winning presentations from this year's Final Five Storytellers.

Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

SSHRC-funded partnerships offer exciting and innovative ways for you, your colleagues and partner organizations to tackle a wide range of research questions. Partnership Development Grants support individual researchers in designing and testing new collaborative approaches.

The Community and College Social Innovation Fund provides up to $200,000 over three years to connect the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada's colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of community organizations.

Funding tip of the month: Know your partnerships
What's the difference between a Partnership Development Grant and a Partnership Grant? What about a "team of researchers" vs. a "formal partnership?" SSHRC's Resource Centre can help you prepare your application, answering these and other frequently asked questions.
Featured stories, events and activities
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Grandparents raising their grandchildren often face financial hardships. The University of Toronto's Lynn McDonald is creating tools to improve the financial literacy of grandparents, equipping them with the tools to share that knowledge with their grandchildren.

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People can face homelessness at any age. McMaster University's Amanda Grenier is broadening our knowledge on the impact of homelessness among seniors, providing policymakers with evidence-based research to support new programs and approaches.

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

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Simon Lisaingo helps students rise to the challenge--- at home and at icon
Heather Prime explores the impact of siblings on early icon
Jona Zyfi studies the relationship between security and human rights for refugees.
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WIN $3000 + MORE  

Launching November 2015. 
 Stay tuned for more details.

"If we want to realize true social change through our research, we need to spread the word and get people talking about it!"

Robin MacEwan, Carleton University, 2014 SSHRC Storyteller

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