A number of Faculty of Medicine researchers have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through their Insight Development Grants competition.
The funding was recently announced by the Government of Canada. Over $35 million was awarded to 585 research projects from 71 Canadian institutions.
A total of 36 projects led by UBC researchers received a combined total of over $2 million. UBC researchers are co-applicants and collaborators on a further 16 projects being led by researchers at other institutions.
Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects of up to two years that are proposed by individuals or teams.
Faculty of Medicine-led Projects
- The View From Here: Social Prescribing in Canada
Project Lead: Dr. Maureen Ashe (Family Practice)
Faculty of Medicine co-applicants: Dr. William Miller (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy), Dr. William Mortenson (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy), Dr. Robert Petrella (Family Practice), Dr. Joseph Puyat (School of Population and Public Health/Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences), Dr. Brodie Sakakibara (Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy/ Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan)
Faculty of Medicine collaborators: Dr. Christie Newton (Family Practice), Dr. Gurkirat Nijjar (Family Practice)
- Social media and family communication: Exploring cultural perspectives
Project Lead: Dr. Julie Robillard (Medicine)
Projects with Faculty of Medicine co-applicants and collaborators
- Connecting in Later Life: Canadian Older Adults’ Perceptions and Experiences of ICTs, Social Isolation, and Loneliness
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. William Mortenson (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy)
- Community pharmacists roles in collaborative patient-centred care: a social network analysis
Faculty of Medicine collaborator: Dr. Laura Nimmon (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy)
- Experiences of the Social Organization of HIV-Related Public Health Risks
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. Andrea Krüsi (Medicine)
- Co-Designing a Model for Culturally Inclusive Digital Parenting Resources for Racialized Families: Punjabi Kids’ Health
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. Mandeep Mahal (Pediatrics)
- Understanding End-Users’ Privacy Questions to Support Informational Self-Determination
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. Julie Robillard (Medicine)
- L’évolution du fonctionnement des jeunes en situation de vulnérabilité dans le cadre de leur suivi au Garage à Musique, un centre spécialisé de pédiatrie sociale en communauté
Faculty of Medicine collaborator: Dr. Adele Diamond (Psychiatry)