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18 Faculty of Arts and Science researchers win SSHRC Insight Grants

July 16, 2020

This year, 18 researchers from across the Faculty of Arts and Science were named as recipients of Insight Grant funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council(SSHRC).

Insight Grants, which are awarded annually to support research excellence and to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world, are available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.

This year, the SSHRC awarded $91 million to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions through the program, funding research efforts across a variety of disciplines. In Arts and Science, the 13 projects from winning researchers will explore topics including Indigenous art and motherhood, corporate corruption, environmental violence and ethical responses to climate change.

The full list of FAS Insight Grant winners and further details can be found below. See the full list of 2019-2020 Insight Grant recipients here.

Karen Lawford (co-applicant), Department of Gender Studies

  • Kijibashik: Turn It Around―Indigenous Women’s Stories on Motherhood and Incarceration

Luc Martin, Kinesiology and Health Studies

  • ‘The company they keep’: A nuanced investigation of peer groups in youth sport

Cathleen Hoeniger, Department of Art History & Art Conservation

  • Protecting Italy’s Artistic Heritage during World War Two: The Evidence from the Archives

Elijah Bisnung, Kinesiology and Health Studies

  • Women’s empowerment and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Kenya

Jean Côté (applicant), Kinesiology and Health Studies, Wendy Craig, Department of Psychology, Luc Martin, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Jennifer Turnnidge, Kinesiology and Health Studies

  • Mobilizing knowledge into action: Exploring sport administrators’ and parents’ perceptions of the quality of youth sport programs

Dorit Naaman (applicant), Department of Film and Media, Laura Murray, Department of English and Cultural Studies Program

  • A Totem Pole on a Pile of Garbage: Contending with Colonial and Environmental Violence in Kingston, Ontario

Michael Smith, Department of Philosophy and School of Environmental Studies

  • ‘Atmospheric agency’ and ethical responses to climate change

Brant Abbott, Department of Economics

  • Understanding Cross-Sectional Variation in Consumption Growth Rates

Samantha King (applicant), Chris McGlory, Kinesiology and Health Studies

  • Protein Cultures: The Economies and Ecologies of an Über Nutrient

Matthew Reeve, Department of Art History & Art Conservation

  • Art at the Edge of Empire: Gothic Art, Mythology and Colonialism in Wales c. 1170-1350

Dylan Robinson (applicant), Patrick Nickleson, Dan School of Drama and Music

  • Xoxelhmetset te Syewa:l | Caring for Our Ancestors: Reconnecting Indigenous Songs with Community and Kin

Laureen Snider (co-applicant), Department of Sociology

  • Corporate Corruption in Canada

Gregor Smith (co-applicant), Department of Economics

  • Correlated Policy Shocks in Macroeconomics