University of Ottawa researchers have received more than $7.2 million in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership, Partnership Development, Insight and Insight Development grants. Funding from this federal granting agency will support 46 projects led by professors representing eight of the University’s 10 faculties.
The research projects include an examination of the connections between the #MeToo movement and women in medicine, a museum-based approach to child development research and a business case for protecting human rights.
Professor Lori Beaman of the Faculty of Arts received a $2.5 million Partnership Grant to study the social impact of the growing number of people who identify as having no religion. Working with a group of co-investigators from international and other Canadian universities, she is looking at the challenges that nonreligion poses to societies experiencing a simultaneous intensification of religious diversity. Building on Professor Beaman’s previous Religion and Diversity Project, this study aims to advance knowledge about nonreligion that will inform models of living well together in diverse and inclusive societies.
“The breadth and variety of the research supported by SSHRC is striking,” said Sylvain Charbonneau, vice-president, research. “The uOttawa projects receiving funding touch on all facets of Canadian society and have the potential to influence public policy at local, national and even international levels.”