University of Guelph Receives Federal Funding for Education, Immigration, & Technology Research
November 16, 2017
Government of Canada invests more than $265-million for social sciences and humanities research
November 16, 2017 — Guelph, Ontario
Government of Canada
Research is at the heart of understanding the challenges and opportunities people face in areas such as education, immigration and technology. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to support the work of our country’s social scientists and humanities researchers. The evidence they produce informs policies that improve our understanding of each other and our communities.
To support their efforts, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today highlighted the announcement of $3,470,321 in funding to the University of Guelph. This funding is being awarded through scholarships, fellowships, and grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils responsible for supporting researchers whose work helps fuel a stronger economy, healthy communities and a growing middle class.
The Minister made the announcement at Concordia University yesterday where she discussed how social sciences and humanities research touches the lives of all Canadians, including in the areas of education, youth, Indigenous communities, immigration, refugees, technology and the environment. Today’s investment will help researchers build stronger partnerships with the private and not-for-profit sectors so they may improve the well-being of Canadians in cities, towns and rural areas across the country.
“I want to commend the grant and scholarships recipients whose tireless efforts help us better understand our world and our relationships with each other. Our government is proud to support these talented researchers and scholars who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge to the benefit of Canadians and our growing middle class.
—Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science
“Canada is a global leader in developing a sustainable, civil society. Research projects like these ensure we are asking ourselves the right questions to develop solutions that respect both the people living here and the planet we live on.”
-Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph
“All innovation is inherently social, which means the social sciences and humanities are especially important in this time of rapid change. SSHRC-funded scholars and researchers can provide guidance on important changes that are affecting society. Developing a vibrant and long-term culture of innovation in Canada will is essential to building a bold and bright future for all Canadians.”
—Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- On November 15, 2017, Minister Duncan announced more than $265-million in funding through SSHRC’s Talent, Insight and Partnership programs that support postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.
- The SSHRC and Genome Canada Joint Initiative on Societal Implications of Genomics Research supports social sciences and humanities research and related activities that will enrich the understanding of the societal implications of genomics research.
- The Canada Graduate Scholarships to Honour Nelson Mandela were launched in 2014 to honour the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid leader and first South African president elected in a fully representative democratic election.