OTTAWA, June 8, 2012 — University of Ottawa researchers will contribute their expertise to 15 major research initiatives that have just received more than $18 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
The projects will have impact on culture, society and the economy. Funded through SSHRC’s partnership grants program, they bring together researchers, government departments, and community partners to study complex issues and provide high quality research training experience for students.
Examples of funded research projects include
- Pathways to Prosperity Partnership, a national-wide research study with the active collaboration of Professor Caroline Andrew of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which could lead to better policies and practices to attract, settle and integrate newcomers in communities across Canada, particularly in medium-sized and small cities and towns.
- On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context, a study on the health, social and legal effects of employment-related geographical mobility (E-RGM), featuring professors Delphine Nakache (Social Sciences), Ivy Bourgeault (Health Sciences) and Katherine Lippel (Law).
A full list of the grant recipients is available on the SSHRC website.
The University of Ottawa is committed to research excellence and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation, which attracts the best academic talent from across Canada and around the world. The University is an important stakeholder in the National Capital Region’s economic development.