March 2019

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Women researchers innovating for change
The United Nation's theme for International Women's Day in 2019 is Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change, which focuses on creative ways to advance gender equality and women's empowerment. In keeping with this theme, we highlight the women Canada 150 Research Chairs and their innovative research. These world-leading experts are working in areas such as governance and security, innovative approaches to digital democracy, social neuroendocrinology, and gender and cultural informatics.


Award recipients by gender: 2017-18 competitions 
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
New draft charter to help increase diversity and inclusion at academic institutions

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on February 11, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and Sport, unveiled a draft made-in-Canada Athena SWAN Charter. The charter, which is based on the UK's Athena SWAN, will help further Canada's goals of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the research community and in classrooms.  

Send your feedback on the Canadian Research and Development Classification 2019

Members of the research community are invited to provide feedback on the draft research classification standard to ensure it reflects the Canadian research landscape. There's still time to participate in the consultation!

Canadian, UK agencies join forces to boost research and innovation partnerships

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee and UK Research and Innovation have signed a letter of understanding to strengthen collaboration between Canadian and British researchers. This partnership will boost joint research through a collaborative approach to research design, funding and review. 

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

Partnership Engage Grants (March 15, 2019)

Impact Awards (April 1, 2019)
Connection Grants (May 1, 2019)

Funding tip of the month: Training module on unconscious bias in merit review

Did you know that there is an online training module available to use as a guide for preventing unconscious bias in merit review? The short module promotes understanding of unconscious bias, how it can affect merit review and ways to mitigate various forms of bias.

Check out the module to learn more.

Featured stories, research profiles and events
Law coming to the aid of the environment
Over the past few years, new regulatory mechanisms to protect the environment have been proposed in North America and Europe. As Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law at Universit√© Laval, Paule Halley is examining changes to environmental law and how this is helping meet the challenges of sustainable development and globalization.
Exploring inequality in gender, work and care
Andrea Doucet, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care at Brock University, is studying the gender differences and inequalities in paid and unpaid work. Her research will help lead to better policies and community programs aimed at assisting Canadian families with work-life issues.

Photo: Nicole De Khors from Burst

Want to help solve Canada's emerging international policy challenges? 

Calling all Canadian graduate students and early career researchers. You are invited to participate in the International Policy Ideas Challenge for 2019! Send in your solutions for Canada's international policy challenges by March 29, 2019.

Find out how to submit an entry.
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