DISE's Mela Sarkar, Dawn Wiseman awarded SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants


 2 people, people smiling, textMela Sarkar and Dawn Wiseman, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), were recently awarded Knowledge Synthesis Grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

The June 2016 Competition Awards for the Knowledge Synthesis Grants are oriented around the question "How are the knowledge systems, experiences and aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples essential to building a successful shared future for all Canadians?"

Mela Sarkar was awarded $24,985 over one year for the project "Ethical relationality, Canadian applied linguists and Indigenous language revitalization". Andrea Sterzuk of the University of Regina is co-applicant on this grant.

Dawn Wiseman was awarded $25,000 over one year for the project "How we are coming to know:  ways in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing might circulate together in mathematics and science teaching and learning". This project is co-funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and co-applicants include Florence Glanfield from the University of Alberta, and Lisa Lunney Borden of St. Francis Xavier University.