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April  2018

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On March 29, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, revealed the full list of 24 Canada 150 Research Chairs. The Government of Canada is investing more than $117 million to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers, including expats, to Canada.

Read about the minister's exciting announcement.

A look at what we do by the numbers

The Storytellers over the years 

Since 2013, SSHRC's Storytellers contest has challenged postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better. Stay tuned for this year's stories.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
SSHRC will host a public event on artificial intelligence at the 86th congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas). The conference will be hosted at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, May 7 to 11, 2018. Join SSHRC President Ted Hewitt and others at a panel discussion about the societal impacts of artificial intelligence.

David Fortin, incoming director of the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University and member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Indigenous Task Force, is coleading a Canadian architectural project at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, held May 26 to November 25. Fortin is working with cocurator Gerald McMaster, from the OCAD University, and project lead Douglas Cardinal to produce UNCEDED. The show will celebrate the work of Indigenous architects and designers throughout Turtle Island. Find out more.
Photo: © Laurentian University / Canadian Architect

SSHRC is 40!

Did you know they were SSHRC researchers? To celebrate SSHRC's 40th birthday, Dialogue is featuring quotes by public figures who received funding from SSHRC.

"The emergence of a Québécois gastronomy since the Quiet Revolution speaks volumes about our quest for identity, and our culture. Formerly outshined by French gastronomy, our cuisine----  fine and traditional----  is now adored. Thanks to media interest, artisans, working from ground to tabletop, have declared Quebec's independence----  behind their stoves! They have completely renewed the Belle Province's culinary imagination. Coupled with a thirst for creating, their desire to preserve a culinary heritage inspired by tradition shows our culinary history is not just a trend, but key to understanding our society." 
----  Priscilla Plamondon Lalancette, Radio-Canada host and journalist, historian of Quebec gastronomy
Photo: © Priscilla Plamondon Lalancette / @PriscillaPL
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Connection Grants (May 1, 2018)
Partnership Engage Grants (June 15, 2018)
Connection Grants (August 1, 2018)
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Funding tip of the month: Follow an application's journey through the process

Ever wondered what happens after you submit your application? Check out our application learning module to follow the journey of an application, from submission and review through to the announcement of a competition's results.
Featured stories, events and activities
NEȾOLNEW, or "one mind, one people" in SENĆO  -T-    EN, is a project to revitalize Indigenous languages as part of realizing the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action. Project leads Onowa McIvor, from the University of Victoria, and Peter Jacobs, from Simon Fraser University, received a $2.5 million SSHRC Partnership Grant to work with nine Indigenous-led partner organizations across the country on revitalization. The project will strengthen efforts to revive 42 different Indigenous languages.

World Creativity and Innovation Week runs from April 15 to 21, 2018. For Catherine Beaudry of the Polytechnique Montréal, though, innovation is at the core of her research. The Canada Research Chair in Creation, Development and the Commercialization of Innovation, Beaudry will lead her research team to demystify the innovation process, from concept to commercialization. Beaudry's work could lead to possible ways to place Canada as a global leader in innovation.


Find out who won the 2018 SSHRC Award of Excellence 

The Canadian Public Relations Society 2018 Connexions national conference runs from May 27 to 29 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The winner of this year's SSHRC Award of Excellence for communicating social sciences and humanities research will be announced at the Awards Gala May 28.

Register today for the gala or conference. 
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