March 2017

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Research re-imagines Canada's natural resources

Canada is fortunate to have rich natural resources; how best to manage them now and in the future is vital for Canadians. SSHRC's new report on the human dimensions of sustainable development of energy and natural resources showcases research insights and findings from 21 Knowledge Synthesis Grants and discussions with stakeholders.

Read the report to learn more.
A look at what we do by the numbers
SSHRC investments over the past decade in research projects related to energy and natural resources

SSHRC invested $260 million between 2005-15 (8% of overall research funding)

resulting in 2,600 grants and scholarships 
SSHRC 2016-20 strategic objectives

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
map of canada
To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, SSHRC and its partners are hosting a wide range of events focused on social sciences and humanities research. Check out what is
Make the podium yours! Compete for the SSHRC Award of Excellence
Do you work in communications at a postsecondary institution promoting great social sciences and humanities research? This award could be for you. The deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017. Apply today.

Congress 2017 the next 150
Want to know where Canada is headed in the next 150 years? 
Come to Congress 2017: The Next 150 from May 28 to June 3 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Early bird registration is open until March 31. Visit the Congress 2017 website for more details.
Smart Ideas for a better tomorrow
Smart ideas for a better tomorrow 
How can social sciences and humanities research contribute to the important issues of our time? Check out the Smart Ideas series, launched by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which features notable researchers who explore profound questions about who we are as Canadians and what kind of future we want. Explore the factsheets.
Canada 150 logo 
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we asked researchers to tell us how social sciences and humanities research has advanced Canadian society.
Jennifer Clapp

"Canadian social sciences and humanities research on environmental sustainability has played an important role in shaping a broader understanding of the scale of environmental problems and policy directions to address them. For example, the 'ecological footprint,' developed by the University of British Columbia professor William Rees, measures the land area necessary to sustain a population's activities. The idea has become a major tool for public education on the environmental impact of different lifestyle choices, and is informing policy and research worldwide"

----  Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability

Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

The SSHRC Impact Awards celebrate Canada's best leaders, thinkers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Who will win this year's Gold Medal and Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership awards? Deadline for nominations is April 5, 2017. 

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Each SSHRC grant, fellowship and scholarship has its own application process and criteria. Save time and assemble a successful application by reading our general application instructions. You can also visit our Resource Centre for some valuable tools and advice.
Featured stories, events and activities
Afua Cooper sheds light on the lesser-known facts of black Canadian history by creating a new interdisciplinary minor in black and African diaspora studies at Dalhousie University.
It can be hard to weed through fake news on the Internet, due to the sheer volume of available information. To combat this, researchers Mary Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida are launching The Conversation Canada, a website featuring informed articles by Canadian academics. 
Metropolis poster - Syrian refugees

Join SSHRC at Metropolis, March 16 to 18, in MontrĂ©al, 
to discuss preliminary research results on Syrian resettlement and integration at a plenary session and four thematic workshops.

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