November 2020
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How Black communities are teaching Black students

Black stories and experiences are rarely considered in Canadian school systems, so Black communities continue to create their own supplemental education programs to provide a more inclusive experience for Black students. Philip Howard, an assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University, is exploring how these communities are contesting the erasure of Black contributions to Canada's history and advocating for change to the inequitable conditions of public schooling.

Learn more about Howard's research

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Now available: Extended wage support period for research personnel affected by COVID-19
Institutions can now apply to Stage 4 of the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund. In this stage, the maximum eligibility period for wage support for research-related personnel has been extended from 12 to 24 weeks. Eligible institutions must apply by November 30, 2020.

Check out the recipients of the 2019 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
A total of 540 doctoral students across Canada received fellowships to pursue research in areas such as the effects of climate change, the development of sustainable food systems, law and environment, the revitalization of Indigenous languages, and more.

See the 2020 International Policy Ideas Challenge winners
Graduate students from across Canada submitted proposals on topics such as climate change, trade diversification, and disinformation and related cyber threats. The 10 winners of this year's challenge will be invited to work with Global Affairs Canada to develop their proposals into detailed policy briefs.

Canada Excellence Research Chair laureate wins Nobel Prize
Former CERC in Virology at the University of Alberta, Michael Houghton, was named a co-recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking discovery of the hepatitis C virus. SSHRC administers the CERC program.

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

Funding tip of the month: New standard for research and development classification

The Canadian Research and Development Classification provides a common language for categorizing research activities and investments in Canada. The federal research funding agencies and Statistics Canada will use this standard classification system to collect and disseminate data related to research and development in Canada. The system was inspired by the Frascati Manual 2015 of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Featured stories and articles
Historians' archival research looks quite different in the digital age

Traditionally, exploring archives meant largely physically collecting, searching and reviewing paper records. Today, and into the future, consulting archival documents increasingly means reading them on a screen. The University of Waterloo's Ian Milligan looks at the opportunities and challenges digitized sources present for historians.

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Informing best practices in environmental and impact assessments

This collection of evidence briefs highlights some of the research findings of Knowledge Synthesis Grant holders. The findings will help define potential areas in which Canada could play a leadership role in impact and environmental assessments, as well as assist in developing future research agendas.

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Let's keep up the momentum!

SSHRC has a new strategic plan: Momentum 2020-2022. Discover how SSHRC will harness its strengths and maximize the impact of the research it supports.

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