In this section you will find information about grants awarded in categories other than the ones listed in the left-hand column or from earlier time periods. If you have recently been awarded and grant and would like to see the information here, please send us a copy of your proposal and a photo of yourself (if you wish) to heidi [dot] hoernig [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Heidi.)
All text is courtesy of the researchers unless otherwise noted.
Le Ministère du développement économique, de l'innovation et de l'exportation du Québec (MDEIE)
Axel van den Berg, Sociology
International Polar Year (IPY)
Marianne Stenbaek, English
Axel van den Berg
Meeting the challenges of economic uncertainty and sustainability through employment, industrial relations, social and environmental policies in European countries (GUSTO)
Amount awarded: $126,500
The purpose of this collaborative research project between Professor van den Berg and Professor Paul Bernard from the Université de Montreal is, "to explore the various modes of policies, the practices of both governments and corporations, and the systems of governance surrounding them that are emerging in different parts of Europe in this situation, and to appraise their relative success." With this project they expect to provide "a reshaping of the way in which national and other level 'societal models' are conceived and discussed in the social science and policy literature." The research for the GUSTO project will reach beyond the concept of "flexicurity" to look at what the researchers see as an area of uncertainty from which they expect a new analysis of different kinds of societal models to emerge. If they can establish this changed framework, they foresee it influencing the way policy-makers as well as academic analysts view the issues involved. Among the expected outcomes of the GUSTO project will be the development of a website, used by internal consortium members for exchanges about developments in the work, calls for collaboration, and dissemination of important findings. The website will also include a public component that Professor van den Berg and his team hope will become a place for public and private policy makers searching for new material in their field of work.
Hearing and Sharing the Voices of Nunavik (Principal Investigator: Daniel Chartier, UQAM)
Amount awarded: $145,000
The purpose of this project is to highlight and disseminate the written heritage of Nunavik as well as past and present perspectives on the changes under way in this region, through education, communication and popularization initiatives. This project brings together three cultural communities (Inuktitut, French and English) in a unique partnership between Makivik Corporation, the Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University in cooperation with the Avataq Cultural Institute, to provide a focus on the written heritage of Nunavik that meets the requirements of the communities in this region and that is totally in line with the education, dissemination and popularization efforts of International Polar Year. (Text courtesy of the project website).