Researchers working in the arts, social sciences and humanities at the University of Ottawa have received more than $8.7 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The funding supports 48 projects through Insight, Insight Development, Partnership and Partnership Development grants. Stewart Elgie, a professor in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) and director of the University’s Institute of the Environment, was awarded $2.5 million for a collaborative project bringing together Canadian and international academics with government, business and NGO leaders. The goal of this initiative is to inform the development of new policies that help Canada move towards greener economic growth.
“This is a significant investment in arts, social sciences and humanities research that shines a new light on issues affecting society at large,” said Sylvain Charbonneau, vice-president, research (interim). “It’s an important step towards building stronger communities.”