Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $26 million over the next four years to support 540 doctoral researchers across Canada through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships competition. This funding will allow graduate students to pursue research in areas of critical social importance, such as the effects of climate change; the development of sustainable food systems; Indigenous languages; law and environmental revitalization; the impacts of chronic and recreational cannabis use; and psychological resilience from past traumas.
“Our government has always believed that the best investments are based on quality data and research. Social sciences and humanities are helping Canadians navigate complex societal issues; informing sound decision-making across government, business and community sectors; creating jobs; and securing a better future for our country and our kids. I want to congratulate this year’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship recipients, and look forward to the transformative work they will do,” said the Minister.
At UBC’s Vancouver campus, 25 doctoral students received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. These young researchers are working on subjects that span forestry, education, nursing, and the social sciences and humanities, from Zhaohua Cheng's research on greening for cooler cities to Michael Wilkinson's investigation on the spiritualist writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, to Elizabeth Straus's work with young people living with home mechanical ventilation.
Here’s a list of all of this year’s recipients:
|Krista Bailie||Arts||Art History, Visual Art & Theory|
|Emily Cadger||Arts||Art History, Visual Art & Theory|
|Zarah Chaudhary||Education||Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education|
|Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng||Forestry||Forestry|
|Olivia Fischer||Education||Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education|
|Sean Heaslip||Education||Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education|
|Lucas Kling||Arts||Art History, Visual Art & Theory|
|Patricia Milewski||Arts||Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies|
|Rae Morris||Arts||Social Work|
|Matthew Norris||Arts||Political Science|
|Kesha Pradhan||Education||Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education|
|Elizabeth Straus||Applied Science||Nursing|
|Kelsey Timler||G+PS||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Ran Xiang||Education||Curriculum and Pedagogy|
|Christine Yu||Education||Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education|
|Megan Zeni||Education||Curriculum and Pedagogy|
|Ma Zhu||Education||Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education|
This article was written with information from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council website.
The full lists of SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship recipients across Canada are available from the Government of Canada website.