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Introducing … the 2022 Final Five storytellers
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Andy Fillmore, announced the five winners of SSHRC’s 2022 Storytellers Challenge, live from Congress 2022 on May 16. Chosen from among 25 finalists from over 230 entries, the Final Five inspired judges—in up to three minutes or 300 words—with their stories of how social sciences and humanities research is improving Canadian lives. The Final Five explored research consulting children in child placement on shaping that system; testing social media features to tackle misinformation; curating cities’ soundscapes to benefit residents; digitally reconstructing medieval Florence; and exploring how Canadians crowdfund to cover their health-care costs. Congratulations to the 2022 Final Five:

  • Ariana Ellis, University of Toronto
  • Zora Feren, Simon Fraser University
  • Arvin Jagayat, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Vincci Li, York University
  • Victoria Woghiren, Wilfrid Laurier University
The latest from SSHRC and its partners

In Conversation With - Conversation avec
The Conversation continues with ocean economics, and Indigenous knowledge
Don't miss the next In Conversation With talks with two more of SSHRC’s 2021 Impact Award winners. On May 25 at 1 p.m. (eastern), join Rashid Sumaila, professor at The University of British Columbia’s Institute of Oceans and Fisheries, and expert in ocean economics and climate change. On June 14 at 2 p.m. (eastern), listen to Carole Lévesque, professor with the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, discuss academia and Indigenous knowledge.
McGill -- Symposium on Science Engagement 2022
Communicating the urgency of planetary health
The Symposium for Science Engagement brought leading Canadian and international researchers and writers together at McGill to discuss how best to communicate, create change and engage the public. Watch for forthcoming session recordings on building sustainable, resilient cities (hosted by Ursula Eicker, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities); climate change and the arts; youth engagement; and community outreach.
Apply to join SSHRC’s Advisory Committee to Address Barriers to Accessibility
Join SSHRC’s advisory committee to help identify and codevelop an action plan to address barriers to accessibility within SSHRC’s programs. Scholars, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, from eligible institutions across Canada and who have lived experience of disability and/or accessibility needs, and/or expertise in disability studies, are encouraged to express interest.
Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more

Upcoming deadlinesget your applications in now

Competitions close soon for:

(June 10, 2022)

Partnership Engage Grants (June 15, 2022)

(notice of intent deadline, June 28,2022)

Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (Research hubs application deadline, July 21, 2022)

Connection Grants (August 1, 2022)

(full application deadline, September 13,2022)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 14, 2022)

(registration deadline, September 15, 2022)

Partnership Engage Grants (September 15, 2022)

(full application deadline, September 20, 2022)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 21, 2022)

Insight Grants (October 1, 2022)

Research tip of the month: Second data release from the 2021 Census
Statistics Canada has issued its second release of findings from the 2021 Census, with data on age, sex at birth, gender, and types of dwellings. Canada is the first country to collect and disseminate data on gender diversity from a national census, filling important data gaps on cisgender, transgender and nonbinary persons. Over the coming months, Statistics Canada will continue to publish results from the 2021 Census of Population and provide an even more comprehensive picture of the Canadian population. For more information about data release topics and timelines, see the 2021 Census dissemination planning web page.
Featured stories and articles
Copyright -- UNHCR-Christophe Vander Eecken
Photo: © UNHCR/Christophe Vander Eecken
Dismantling racism, easing borders and building justice

With environmental, economic and political crises increasing mass migration, University of Toronto doctoral candidate Robyn Maynard is exploring the unfair history, and possible futures, of border controls. From its slave-trade roots to present-day inequities, border policies often affect the already most vulnerable, including Black migrants and immigrants. Maynard is helping turn existing knowledge about mass migration’s systemic causes—and how border practices have harmed Black communities and individuals—into ways to ensure a more just future for everyone, both within and across the lines that divide.