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May 2020

eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Check out the 2020 Top 25 Storytellers

This year's Top 25 Storytellers represent 19 postsecondary institutions across Canada. Their stories cover a wide range of topics, including climate change, Indigenous communities, the situation for refugees, and the stigma of mental illness.
 

SSHRC's annual Storytellers competition challenges postsecondary students from across the country to show ---- in up to three minutes or 300 words ---- how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference to Canadians.


AT A GLANCE
A look at what we do by the numbers
Data on SSHRC-funded research related to crises, pandemics and disasters



Research in the social sciences and humanities during pandemics and other disasters helps us understand the human response to global crises. Our new dashboard highlights Canadian experts in research fields related to the economic and social impacts of pandemics, including COVID-19.

HEADLINES
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
PArtnership Engage Grants - COVID-19
SSHRC launches new Partnership Engage Grants COVID-19 Special Initiative
Through Partnership Engage Grants (PEG), the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative provides short-term and timely support for small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships. It will allow researchers and their partners to address urgent and specific needs, challenges or opportunities through collaborations. Apply by June 15 or September 15, 2020.
 

 
Perspectives on COVID-19
Read compelling insights of SSHRC-funded researchers on different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. From federal pandemic response policies to the impacts on the economy, cities, workplaces, employment, education and social media, find out how our researchers are applying a social sciences and humanities lens. These articles were originally published in The Conversation Canada. And stay tuned for spotlights on key related topics from our research community.
 

 
Horizon 2020: Canadian researchers lend expertise in migration issues
Learn more about the three successful Canadian research teams of the 2018-19 Horizon 2020 Migration Call. Over the next three years, the teams will address critical migration issues around the globe. SSHRC and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, with support from the Fonds de recherche du Québec ---   Société et culture, initially launched this call in 2018 to support Canadian engagement with European research partners.
 

 
FUNDING FOCUS
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Upcoming deadlines---- get your applications in now


Funding tip of the month: Check our information page with updates related to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SSHRC is continuing to put in place additional measures to address extensions to SSHRC programs. This includes extending funding opportunity and reporting deadlines, and, most recently, providing additional support for its scholarship and fellowship recipients. Continue to check our information page for regular updates.

SPOTLIGHT
Featured stories and articles
 
Environmental racism in Canada


Heavily polluting industries are often located very close to Indigenous, black and other communities of colour. Ingrid Waldron, from Dalhousie University, wanted to learn more about this "environmental racism," its impact on these communities in Nova Scotia, and how to take action. Waldron's work is featured in There's Something in the Water, a documentary she co-produced with award-winning actor and director Ellen Page, based on Waldron's 2018 book of the same title.


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Citizens can use data to improve
their cities

Governments across the globe are now, more than ever, releasing datasets to the public to encourage transparency. The University of Calgary's Ryan Burns examined the social implications of big, open and spatial data, and found inequalities are created based on which datasets are made available. Burns is working with the City of Calgary to understand how to make information released more accessible through new open data systems.



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