The University of Guelph has received nearly $5 million from the federal government for social sciences and humanities research ranging from changing stereotypes about disabilities to climate change, digital privacy, and spousal and parental relationships.
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The announcement was made Friday in Toronto by Kirsty Duncan, minister of science. The funding comes from various programs administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
In total, 21 U of G projects were supported. More than half of the University’s funding went to Carla Rice , a professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Care, Gender and Relationships.
Prof. Carla Rice
Rice received a coveted $2.5-million Partnership Grant to bring together academia and community to study ways to challenge misconceptions about disability and marginalized communities. Her peer-reviewed project was ranked No. 1 among Canadian grant finalists and was one of only 17 such grants awarded nationwide.
She was also awarded an Insight Grant worth nearly $300,000 to develop policies and practices for workplace inclusion of people with episodic disabilities.
“This is fantastic news and a richly deserved honour for Professor Rice and her team,” said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research).
“These are highly prestigious grants awarded after a rigorous, competitive process, and Carla’s success at achieving them speaks to the quality and importance of her work, as well as her collaborative nature and ability to inspire others.”
Friday September 9, 2016 - News Release