November  2017

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For Canada to be successful in the 21st century, we need to anticipate the challenges and opportunities that lie just around the corner. That's why SSHRC launched funding opportunities to address six future challenge areas, including the most recent on emerging technologies.

Want to know more? Explore insights from top researchers and students on how emerging technologies can be leveraged to benefit Canadians.

A look at what we do by the numbers

Partnerships that build connections

SSHRC grants for partnerships offer exciting and innovative ways for researchers, businesses and other partners to work together on critical issues for Canada. By building bridges between academia and the wider community, the grants help increase research capabilities at postsecondary institutions, leverage greater resources for the not-for-profit sector, and make businesses more competitive.

Since 2010, SSHRC has awarded:
  • 112 Partnership Grants, for a total investment of approximately $270 million
  • 342 Partnership Development Grants, for a total investment of approximately $65 million

Partners across sectors, 2016-17

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
As the new chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer will provide impartial scientific advice to the prime minister and the minister of Science. She will also make recommendations to help ensure that government science is fully available and accessible to the public, and that federal scientists remain free to speak about their work.

Starting this year, College and Community Social Innovation Fund grants will now be administered under the College and Community Innovation Program, a tri-agency initiative managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in collaboration with SSHRC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  
International policy ideas challenge winners to present policy briefs to Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC
Researchers representing 10 projects have been selected as finalists in this year's International Policy Ideas Challenge. Projects by this year's finalists cover topics from environmental policy, international economics and gender-based analysis to governance of outer space and post conflict reconstruction.  
SSHRC-funded researcher receives Governor General's Award commemorating Persons Case
University of Ottawa common law professor Elizabeth Sheehy, an expert on legal responses to violence against women, has won a 2017 Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, for her contributions to gender equality. Sheehy's research has helped transform Canada's criminal justice system.  
The awards are part of the annual October 18 Persons Day celebration, marking the pivotal moment in 1929 when non-Indigenous women first won legal recognition as "persons" in Canada.
The Conversation Canada to launch in French
The Conversation Canada, the Canadian component of The Conversation, a media website bringing research and journalism together, is committed to offering bilingual content. The Canadian pilot site's launch, in spring 2017, was only in English, but the partnership has been working hard to launch a French language website to feature a wide range of articles by francophone Canadian researchers. The Conversation Canada was launched with the help of a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.  
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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we asked researchers to tell us how social sciences and humanities research has advanced Canadian society.

"I've always believed that the researcher's primary role is to give a voice to those who don't have one. In granting me the 2017 Gold Medal, SSHRC recognized the legitimacy of research on occupational health and safety law, and the importance of the rights of the people who are at the core of our studies---- the workers who sometimes risk their health and even their lives on the job."
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Partnership Development Grants (November 30, 2017)
Partnership Engage Grants (December 15, 2017)  
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Featured stories, events and activities
Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean-Going Canoe, a documentary co-produced by the Heiltsuk Nations' Tribal Council and The University of Winnipeg, and funded in part by SSHRC, was screened at the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto---- the largest Indigenous film festival in the world.
A professor at the University of Waterloo has conducted a large ethnographic study of curling clubs in Canada. The research examines how local curling clubs contribute to life in rural Canada, and examines social aspects around the sport. 

Coming soon: The Storytellers
Your chance to show Canadians how research is improving our lives---- and win $3000!
Great research matters. How you tell its story is just as important.
Are you up to the challenge?
Contest launches November 2017.

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