December 2016

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Claudia Mitchell

Claudia Mitchell receives Gold Medal for HIV/AIDS education and prevention

McGill University's Claudia Mitchell is this year's winner of SSHRC's highest honour. Mitchell was recognized for her work testing visual methods---- such as participatory video and photography---- to engage youth, teachers and community health care workers in HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

Four other top SSHRC-funded researchers received awards at a ceremony on November 22: Ajay Heble, Aaron Mills, James Waldram and John Willinsky. 

Read more about this year's Impact Award winners

A look at what we do
Connecting researchers with industry partners
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The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Emma Vossen
Are you a postsecondary student with a story to tell about a great SSHRC-funded project at your institution? Enter the SSHRC Storytellers contest for a chance to win $3,000 and a spot in an exclusive research communications master class at the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Toronto. Find out more
European Research Council
New agreement with European Research Council encourages collaboration among top scientists
The European Commission and the Canadian Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat have partnered to provide research opportunities in Europe for Canada Research Chairs and Banting fellows. To learn more, read an article and watch an interview with SSHRC President Ted Hewitt.

Evaluation report recommends ways to improve Canada Research Chairs Program
The 15th-year evaluation report of the Canada Research Chairs Program, and a management response, are now available to read online. The report assesses the relevance and performance of the program, and presents seven recommendations for improvement. Learn more on the program's website.

Ted Hewitt_ SSHRC president
SSHRC President Ted Hewitt discusses how social sciences and humanities research can help us better understand the opportunities and risks of investing in and adopting disruptive technologies. Read his article, and learn more about SSHRC's future challenge area on emerging technologies.
Funding deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

The latest Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition is now open for applications. These $25,000 grants support researchers in producing knowledge syntheses to identify knowledge strengths and gaps, as well as promising policies and practices related to the theme. Apply now to this competition

The Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. They enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Interested in applying? Learn more about this funding opportunity

The program offers eligible Canadian degree-granting institutions the opportunity to establish highly prestigious research chairs in research areas that are of strategic importance to Canada. Interested institutions can visit the CERC website for more information on how to apply.

Competitions closing soon for:
Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Interconnected global landscape (January 12, 2017)

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Featured stories, events and activities
Traditionally, Quebec farms are passed on from parent to child. But more and more children of farm owners are choosing different careers. That's why Simon Dugré and his research team are helping to nurture a new crop of farmers. Their goal is to explore how to capture a farmer's accumulated knowledge, transfer it and create practical "communities of practice" to support new farmers as they settle in.
  Ian Mauro
Filmmaker and researcher Ian Mauro helped create the Prairie Climate Atlas, an interactive website that uses visual storytelling to chart projected changes in temperatures in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the effects these would have on day-to-day life. His efforts are mobilizing citizens to think about farming differently in the future.
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