Twenty-six York U researchers receive more than $4.2 million in SSHRC funding

Researchers at York University have been awarded more than $4.2 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The grants, part of over $158 million in funding and awards recently announced in the Insight Development Grants and Insight Grants Competition, will support York research that improves the quality of life of Canadians, while advancing knowledge and building understanding of complex sociocultural and economic issues.

Robert Haché

“This vital funding from SSHRC will enable the success of important research programs,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research and innovation. “We are very pleased with SSHRC’s investment to support the work of York’s researchers in the social sciences and humanities.”

Twenty-six York researchers received more than $4.2 million to fund their research projects through SSHRC’s Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants programs. Insight Development Grants support initial stages of research over one to two years, while Insight Grants are for longer-term projects of three to five years.

The funding was granted for research covering a wide range of topics, some of the project titles are:

  • Building a new environmentalism: Changing opportunities, frames and tactics in the Canadian environmental movement;
  • Indigenous social entrepreneurship: A co-generated approach;
  • New country, new parenthood: Syrian refugees in the context of resettlement;
  • Reshaping entrepreneurship as a tool for poverty alleviation; and
  • Skilled immigrant integration: The role of local employers and skilled immigrants in enabling successful integration.

For a complete list of recipients, visit the SSHRC website.