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Federal government supports influential and innovative research


Seven Queen’s researchers have been awarded Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to support research on issues ranging from climate change to collaborative learning and the influence of social media.

“Insight Development Grants are aimed at supporting influential research projects that tackle various societal challenges and offer progressive solutions with cultural, social, and economic benefits,” says Steven Liss, Vice Principal (Research). “This funding is a testament to our researchers’ vibrant, innovative thinking and their creative, leading-edge research projects.”

The following researchers have received Insight Development Grants:

Tina Dacin (School of Business) - $43,890 to examine social media and the transformation of philanthropy.

Myra Hird (Sociology) - $39,189 to examine citizen science solutions to Canadian waste management issues.

Tom Hollenstein (Psychology) - $53,960 to examine dyadic emotion regulation in childhood and adolescence.

Kathleen Lahey (Law) - $75,000 to assess the impact of global and domestic policies on economic crisis, recovery, and development.

Marcus Taylor (Global Development Studies) has been awarded $37,170 to investigate climate changes and social conflict in the Himalayan watershed.

Leela Viswanathan (School of Urban and Regional Planning) - $70,766 for a project that will examine the possibilities and challenges for collaborative learning among planners, government, and indigenous communities in Mushkegowuk Territory.

Glenn Willmott (English) - $40,850 to examine the purposes of modern literature.

For more information about Insight Development Grants program, visit SSHRC’s website.

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