The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $175 million to support 809 social sciences and humanities research projects across Canada.
“Now, more than ever, social sciences and humanities research plays an integral role as we navigate through the post-COVID-19 reality and continue to build a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada,” said Minister Champagne in a release. “These grants enable scholars to address complex issues about communities and societies, and to further our collective understanding so we can build a better future for all Canadians.”
The grants support research, research partnerships, and knowledge mobilization across a multitude of issues of critical relevance to our society. Funding is provided to researchers, research teams and publications for projects of up to seven years.
UBC-led projects involving faculty of medicine researchers:
- Project lead: Dr. Daniel Steel, School of Population and Public Health
Project: Climate Change and Civilization Collapse
- UBC-led project collaborator: Dr. Ryan Flannigan, department of urologic sciences
Project: A Woman’s journey to parenthood: memory, self schema, and wellbeing during fertility treatment