More than 6,900 social sciences and humanities researchers and graduate students across Canada
July 19, 2019
Global Korean Post
Humanities and social sciences research plays a critical role in helping us understand some of the biggest challenges Canadians face. Researchers provide the evidence we need to make informed decisions about our communities, economy, health and future prosperity.
On July 17, the federal government announced its fund involving over 900 partners from the academic, government, industry and not-for-profit sectors.
Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $285 million for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will fund research in areas including education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment.
These projects will also promote collaboration and partnerships among academic researchers, businesses and community partners to advance knowledge and understanding of these critical issues.
Minister Duncan highlighted more than $1.6 million to support 33 projects at the University of New Brunswick. This includes the work of David Busolo, an early career researcher in the Faculty of Nursing. Busolo will receive $60,000 for his research to better understand the needs and priorities of immigrant and refugee families.
This investment is part of Canada’s Science Vision and the government’s commitment of more than $10 billion to science and research. This includes a historic increase in funding for fundamental research and the largest boost in over a decade to the federal research funding agencies.