October 2020
eNewsletter of the
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SSHRC's new strategic plan focuses on helping Canada navigate rapid, global changes

SSHRC has launched a new strategic plan, Momentum 2020-2022. This plan will guide SSHRC in responding rapidly to evolving crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and pervasive realities associated with racism and discrimination. The plan will also help SSHRC maximize the overall impact of the research and talent it supports. Over the coming two years, SSHRC will focus on five main objectives: 

  • Enhance Canada's global leadership in social sciences and humanities research
  • Grow Canada's research talent
  • Strengthen the research enterprise in Canada
  • Contribute innovative solutions to global challenges and opportunities
  • Build a nimble, forward-looking SSHRC organization

Learn more about the strategic plan

The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Why should you safeguard your research?
The three federal research funding agencies and other partners are providing researchers with resources to safeguard their research, personnel and innovations in open and collaborative research environments. Researchers can use these tools for guidance on things such as identifying and mitigating risks, and on best practices for traveling internationally.

Learn more about how to safeguard your research

Support for research on social, cultural and economic impacts of COVID-19
The latest recipients of Partnership Engage Grants have been announced. The most recent competition included a special call to fund research related to COVID-19. Projects supported through this call will study topics such as changes in the teaching profession; the pandemic's impact on small- and medium-sized enterprises; mental health among entrepreneurs; and impacts on seniors and their community support services.

Interested in becoming a SSHRC partner?
Want to know how your organization can partner with SSHRC on a joint initiative to develop talent, generate insights and forge connections? Read our updated guidelines for joint initiatives and contact us to explore possibilities.

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

Funding tip of the month: How do I acknowledge SSHRC funding?

Do you receive or have you recently been awarded SSHRC funding? As a funding recipient, you must acknowledge SSHRC's support and its role in your research. By demonstrating the social, economic and cultural value of your work, you strengthen public understanding of----  and support for----  the social sciences and humanities.

Read the guidelines for acknowledging SSHRC to learn more

Featured stories and articles
Five ways to shift consumers towards sustainable behaviour

How can we translate consumer sustainability buzz into action? To find out, David J. Hardisty and his team at The University of British Columbia identified five routes to shift consumers towards sustainable choices: social influence, habits, individual self, feelings and cognitions, and tangibility.

Photo: Shutterstock

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Newcomers and Canadian high school students are friendly, but not friends

As international migration continues to increase, social integration of newcomers has become an issue of global concern. The University of Calgary's Xu Zhao and her team interviewed over 50 young newcomers and local Canadian students in three Calgary high schools to better understand what supports or hinders interactions between them.

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