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October 2018

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Governor General honours top social sciences and humanities researchers

On October 3, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette presented five researchers with SSHRC Impact Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Jean Grondin, Professor in the Université de Montréal's department of philosophy, and president of the Royal Society of Canada's Academy of the Arts and Humanities, won this year's Gold Medal, SSHRC's highest research honour.

Find out who the other winners were in the Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership categories.

A look at what we do by the numbers

Cross-Canada impact: SSHRC expenditures by region, 2017-18

For more details, see the latest competition stats.

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Re/innovating innovation

In an op-ed recently published in the University of Manitoba's ResearchLIFE, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt highlights the value of collaboration in innovation. He explains how the federal research funding agencies are working together to reinvigorate the research ecosystem.

SSHRC-funded researcher wins 2018 Molson Prize

University of Toronto history professor Lynne Viola received the 2018 Molson Prize in the social sciences and humanities. Viola is a leading scholar on the Soviet Union, focusing on the social and political history and oppression of the Stalin years. The prize recognizes contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage, and is administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, in conjunction with SSHRC

Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Upcoming deadlines

Insight Grants (October 15, 2018)
Partnership Grants - Stage 2 (October 29, 2018)
Connection Grants (November 1, 2018)
Partnership Development Grants (November 15, 2018)

Upcoming webinars

Partnership Grants-Stage 1 (English / October 17, 2018)
Partnership Grants-Stage 1 (French / October 18, 2018)
Funding tip of the month: Become a reviewer

SSHRC is constantly seeking reviewers who represent the diversity in the social sciences and humanities research community. Find out how to get involved in the merit review process.
Featured stories, research profiles and events
SSHRC researchers at heart of new Indigenous policy think tank
Canada's first Indigenous-led think tank, Yellowhead Institute, has launched at Ryerson University. Housed in the Faculty of Arts, the institute will gather Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers to conduct accessible analysis on policy and law affecting First Nations communities.

The complex patterns of drug use
What services do drug users access on a regular basis? How can drug addiction rehabilitation processes be improved? Natacha Brunelle, a Canada Research Chair at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, is leading a team that will generate new knowledge and  recommend new drug addiction intervention strategies.


See how SSHRC Day was celebrated on October 3! 

Researchers and institutions across Canada joined @SSHRC_CRSH in celebrating 40 years of research that has changed our lives, and changed the world.
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