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Lang faculty among latest SSHRC funding recipients

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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Lang faculty members are among the latest Canadian researchers to receive funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), which helps fund and support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. 

The following four faculty members will contribute their expertise to research projects that have received $3,015,055 in funding.

The impact of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - Talat Genc

Economics prof. Talat Genc is the primary applicant on The Impact of the United Nations Sustainability Goals on Closed-loop Supply Chains. This research will interpret the UN Sustainability Goals 7, 9 and 12 as lean activities aiming at process innovation, affordability, sustainability, responsiveness and waste reduction. This research project has received $53,956 in SSHRC Insight Development Grant funding

Talat Genc
“My research proposes that the sustainable goals 7, 9, and 12 should be highly relevant for business firms operating in closed-loop supply chains and would aim to show how these goals would affect the supply chain decisions and improve the chain performance.”

- Talat Genc

Helping feed the world - Simon Somogyi

Associate prof. and Arrell Chair in the Business of Food, Simon Somogyi is a co-applicant on Farming 4.0: Investigating how the digital data revolution may change how we produce food and the nature of rural communities. The study will examine the fruit, vegetable, beef, grain and oilseeds, dairy, and aquaculture sectors across the country, and explore the social impacts of that technology on their individual businesses and communities that they reside in. Through this research, they hope to assist policymakers and government to understand how they can assist the adoption of technology in primary production and what resources will be needed to increase its uptake, so that Canada can help feed the world. This research project has received $399,248 in SSHRC Insight Grant funding

Simon Somogyi
“By 2050, the world will have about 10 billion people and we are going to have to double food production, or make production more efficient, in order to produce enough food for all those people. Technology will play a key role in assisting us to feed the world and our project will investigate how primary producers, including farmers and fishers, adopt technology across Canada.”

- Simon Somogyi

Improving social welfare - Delong Li

Finance prof. Delong Li is a co-applicant on Comparison of Information Structures and the Role of Public Information, a research project that has received $66,751 in SSHRC Insight Grant funding. Their research looks at the comparison of different information disclosing rules and its welfare implications. The study focuses on the interbank market, but they hope their research will have many applications. Through this research project, they expect that their work will inspire research in other topics and influence a wide audience, including academia, policymakers and industry practitioners.

Delong Li
“We aim to define how one disclosure is more informative than another, and whether more informative disclosure will necessarily improve social welfare. We are currently working with Bank of Finland to apply our theories to designing optimal bank stress tests, a crucial type of information disclosure in financial sectors after the 2008 recession.”

- Delong Li

Understanding settlement patterns of French Canadians - Kris Inwood

Prof. Kris Inwood is a co-applicant on a seven-year research project, Trois siecles de migrations francophones en Amerique du Nord (1640 - 1940), which has received $2,495,100 in funding from SSHRC Partnership Grants. Their research aims to study the cross border migration and settlement patterns of French Canadians on the North American continent, between 1760 and 1914. Through this research project, their research will lead to the publication of new comparative works that provide a better picture of migrations, flows and narratives involving Francophones.

Kris Inwood
“Despite the growing body of research, knowledge about many aspects of Francophone migrations remains fragmentary. Among other things, this project will contribute to theoretical knowledge on migration patterns and processes, cultural and linguistic flows, and migration narratives.”

- Kris Inwood


The complete list of 2018-19 SSHRC Insight Grant recipients can be found on their website.

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