Researchers at York University have been awarded more than $1.5 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The grants are part of more than $32 million in funding recently announced for over 1,000 researchers across 69 institutions. The awards support York research that improves the quality of life of Canadians, while advancing knowledge and building understanding of complex sociocultural and economic issues.
“York is delighted to see these outstanding projects receive SSHRC Insight Development Grants,” said Vice-President Research and Innovation Amir Asif. “With topics including: Indigenous resistance; climate risk; chronic illness; artificial intelligence; and migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, it’s clear these ventures will make positive change for our students, our campuses and our local and global communities through the pursuit, preservation and dissemination of new knowledge.”
Thirty-seven researchers received funding for their projects through SSHRC’s Insight Development Grants program, which supports initial stages of research, and enables the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches or ideas. Funding is provided to individuals or teams for projects of up to two years.
The funding was granted for research covering a wide range of topics. Some of the project titles include:
- Disjunctive Indigenous Resistance and the Transformation of Political Thought
- Disability Wikibase: Modelling and Implementing an Intelligent Bilingual Knowledge Network, through Mapping Disability Advocacy Data Needs Scaled to Local, National, and International Policy Interventions
- Climate risk, information environment and cost of equity capital
- Undelivered Promises of Immigration? Examining the Integration Pathways of Toronto’s University-Educated Immigrants from France through an Intersectional Approach
- Digital Technology Adaptation and Business Ethics: An Exploratory Study of Artificial Intelligence in Canada
- (re)Cycling the Self and the City. The Poetics and Politics of Urban Cycling in Mexico: A Geocritical Approach
A complete list of recipients and projects can be found on the SSHRC website.