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Grants support Ryerson research projects across the social sciences and humanities

June 15, 2021
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Projects led by Ryerson researchers have received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through its Insight, Connections and Partnership Development grants.

Ryerson researchers have had a strong showing in recently announced funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through its Partnership Development, Insight and Connections grant programs.

Collaborations will be enabled through the two Partnership Development Grants awarded to Ryerson. One project will bring together scholars from four different institutions to examine migration and integrate perspectives from the global south. In another project, a Ryerson researcher will partner with industry to expand and advance a technology that helps neurodiverse students to attend school remotely while maintaining a physical and social presence in the classroom.

Eleven researchers will receive SSHRC Insight grants, which support research excellence being undertaken both by individual researchers and by teams. These projects range from examining the history of Black community organizations in Canada to exploring creativity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to increasing police transparency.

The SSHRC Connection grants program will support two projects: an anti-racist knowledge sharing initiative for early childhood educators and an outreach and engagement program about the online harm of private messaging apps and the role they play in facilitating the spread of disinformation, along with potential policy approaches to the issue. SSHRC Connection grants fund activities and tools that facilitate the flow and exchange of knowledge gained from research.

“Critical issues that impact Canadian society are being examined by Ryerson researchers through their work in the social sciences and the humanities,” said Steven N. Liss, Ryerson’s vice-president, research and innovation. “Congratulations to all of the researchers who have secured funding through these programs.”

Ryerson projects being funded by SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Faculty of Community Services

  • Mehrunnisa Ali: International coalition of research centres in migration

Ted Rogers School of Management

  • Deborah Fels: Webmoti 2.0

Ryerson projects being funded by SSHRC Connection grants

Faculty of Community Services

  • Rachel Berman: Give Race its Place: An Anti-Racist Knowledge Sharing Initiative for Early Childhood Educators

Ryerson Leadership Lab

  • Karim El Bardeesy: Private Messaging Platforms, Disinformation and Online Harms

Ryerson projects being funded by SSHRC Insight grants

Faculty of Arts

  • Alyssa Counsell: Improving statistics education and statistical literacy in the social sciences
  • Mélanie Knight: Forgotten histories: Black community organizations in Toronto and the rise of the Black movement in Canada (1890-1990)
  • Julia Spaniol: Aging and prosociality: Understanding the role of cognitive, motivational, and resource-related factors
  • Sara Thompson: Reducing the Excessive Use of Force and Increasing Police Transparency and Accountability: Examining the Impact of Body Worn Cameras for Achieving Social Justice Ends
  • Anna Triandafyllidou: Skilled Migrant Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DEMA)

Faculty of Communication and Design

  • David Gauntlett: Rethinking Creativity in and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Alexandra Mazalek: Planning and Control of Actions in Unmediated, Augmented, and Virtual Environments

Faculty of Community Services

  • Kristine Newman: Resiliency and vulnerability of Young Caregivers: A longitudinal study of their navigation through COVID-19
  • Raktim Mitra: Active Transportation Planning and Travel Behaviour Change in Post-COVID-19 Canada

Ted Rogers School of Management

  • Sameh Al Natour: The Effects of Contextual Factors and Cognitive Biases on Mobile App Information Sharing Behavior
  • Oliver Okafor: Race, migration and workplace dignity

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See a full list of the latest SSHRC Insight grant recipients., external link, opens in new window

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Related Links:

New SSHRC grants support 11 Ryerson research projects across social sciences and humanities July, 2020

Special COVID-19 initiative Partnership Engage grants awarded to Ryerson researchers January, 2021