The EERC would like to thank their generous sponsor, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), for funding their research project entitled “Theistic, Agnostic, and Atheistic Notions of Biological Evolution in Islamic Societies: Exploring Muslim Teachers’, Students’, and Parents’ Understanding of Evolution”. The SSHRC provided funding in the form of a Standard Research Grant in the amount of $175,359 over a four year period (2005-2009). The Principle Investigator was Dr. Brian Alters; other primary researchers were Drs. Anila Asghar (a professor at Johns Hopkins University) and Jason Wiles (a professor at Syracuse University).
The EERC is very grateful to McGill’s Faculty of Science for providing a brand-new facility for the Centre for conducting future research.