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Waterloo professors awarded $4.8 million for social sciences and humanities research

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thirty-three University of Waterloo researchers will receive $4.8 million to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is awarding the funding through Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants, and Partnership Development Grants.

The federal government awarded funds to the following Applied Health Sciences researchers and projects:

  • Peter Hall, Department of Kinesiology
    Insight Grant: Normative influences on eating through the lens of social neuroscience ($276,372)
  • Katie Misener, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
    Insight Grant: New Directions for Capacity Research: Social Impact Capacity in Nonprofit Sport Management ($120,959)
  • Kelly Skinner, School of Public Health and Health Systems 
    Insight Grant: Culture, Resiliency, and Prosperity: Transitioning from Food Security to Food Sovereignty and the role of Relocation and Migration on Traditional and Market-based Food Consumption ($308,125)
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