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March  2018

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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The United Nations' theme for International Women's Day 2018 is "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives." It celebrates people around the world who are mobilizing to create a more equal future. University of New Brunswick law professor Jula Hughes is doing just that. She is leading a research and community action project that will implement a helpline for families and friends of missing Indigenous women, girls and sexual and gender minorities in Eastern Canada.

A look at what we do by the numbers

Award recipients by gender: 2016-17 competitions
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
On February 27, 2018, the Honourable Bill Morneau, minister of Finance, tabled the federal government's budget for 2018-19. SSHRC received $215.5 million over five years for postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.

Halifax's The Chronical Herald recently published an op-ed by SSHRC President Ted Hewitt. Hewitt argues that the future of research in Canada will depend on the types of opportunities available to emerging scholars.

Find out what our president has to say.
New appointments to SSHRC's governing council
On February 14, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced several new appointments and reappointments to SSHRC's governing council. The council meets regularly to set SSHRC policy and program priorities, allocate budgets, and advise the minister of Science and Parliament on research policy in the social sciences and humanities.

Read the news release
Immigration Futures: SSHRC at the Metropolis Conference
On March 22, 2018, SSHRC and the European Commission will co-host a plenary session at the National Metropolis Conference in Calgary. Find out more about the European Union's plan for international research collaboration on migration issues, and opportunities to collaborate and engage with European partners.
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 feminist movement isn't homogenous: it's plural, and dialogue between women is vital. There are many paths and experiences, each of which signifies collective and individual subjectivities. These can vary according to origin, age, socio-economical background. Yet, we need to confront these different views if we are going to realize a societal project to stem gender inequalities."
----  Léa Clermont-Dion, author, feminist, television and radio host, and body image advocate.

Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Partnership Engage Grants (March 15, 2018)
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Funding tip of the month: Tell us about your research

Have you started a new research initiative, or is your ongoing research breaking new ground? Let us know so we can work with you to promote the value and impacts of your research. Contact us today or tweet using #SSHRCFunded.
Featured stories, events and activities
World Wildlife Day was March 3. SSHRC-funded research at the University of Victoria highlights the important data on wildlife and conservation held through Indigenous knowledge. Conservation scientist Natalie Ban hopes that considering both Indigenous knowledge and science will address the modern fishery problem and provide a collaborative approach applicable to BC and elsewhere in the world.

Scholars and community leaders argue that decolonizing the Canadian education system could re-engage Indigenous youth in learning, and empower them towards success. David Porter at Aurora College is working with partners on a SSHRC-funded project to design and test relevant new collaborative learning approaches with the potential to be scaled up to regional, national or international levels. 


Deadline approaching: 2018 SSHRC Award of Excellence
Has your institution found a creative way to promote great social sciences and humanities research? The SSHRC Award of Excellence recognizes the important role research communicators play in making social sciences and humanities research accessible, relevant and easy to understand.

Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2018. 
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