Three innovative research partnerships at McGill University have received significant long-term investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grants program, totaling more than $6.8 million. Each project will use novel approaches to advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance -- from teaching computers to recognize musical symbols in images, to deepening understanding about text mining and the place of information technology within society.
SIS PhD student Robert Ferguson awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for research on personal information management to improve seniors' independence & quality of life
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Robert Douglas Ferguson on receiving a prestigious Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship. Robert's research investigates how senior citizens, who wish to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as possible, can benefit from the results of 20 years of research in Personal Information Management (PIM).
Dr. Krista Muis, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently appointed Canada Research Chair, Tier II, in Epistemic Cognition and Self-Regulated Learning. Congratulations Dr. Muis!
The message below was sent by Mary-Margaret Klempa, Senior Director, OSR regarding Academic salaries paid from Tri Agency grants. This is being widely communicated to ensure that we are in compliance with this regulation. Please read carefully. Take note that while this memo addresses Tri-Agency regulations, it applies to many other granting agencies. Any academic salary support to be charged to restricted research funds should be looked into carefully before finalizing an offer letter and/or processing labor distribution appointment forms.
Earlier this year, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) launched Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers, a competition encouraging Canadian post-secondary students to find innovative ways of communicating how funded research projects about people, behaviour, human thought and culture are beneficial to Canadians – and beyond. The winners will receive $3,000 and the chance to compete for a featured presentation at the next World Social Sciences Forum.
Dr. Baker and Dr. Choudry were recently awarded SSHRC Connection Grants to fund knowledge mobilization activities, aiming to facilitate the multidirectional flow of knowledge between universities and the community.