Waterloo holds #1 ranking for social sciences and humanities research success

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Our brilliant researchers have done it again. Waterloo is ranked the top comprehensive institution for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants, according to the Maclean’s 2021 rankings. In fact, the University held first place last year and for the majority of years over the past decade. Researchers and staff in the Faculty of Arts play a significant part in this outstanding track record for funding success.

“Waterloo has a long tradition of excellence in SSHRC funded research, thanks to the diversity of the research interests, but mostly to the passion and commitment of our researchers,”

Ana Ferrer, Associate Dean of Arts, Research.

“In the Faculty of Arts, this research often responds to the needs of our communities and is developed in partnership with them. For instance, Dr. Roy is working with Indigenous communities to develop curatorial and collection policies that are respectful to Indigenous cultural protocols and ownership; Dr. Browne is conducting innovative research in clinical psychology to better understand the well-being of refugee children and their families. And Dr. Singh’s research is examining the role of voluntary organizations within the criminal justice system addressing sex worker offenses. Of course, this is to name just a few of them— all our research within humanities, social sciences and creative arts has social impact.”

Learn more about Arts research

The updated list of SSHRC-funded research projects currently underway in the Faculty of Arts is forthcoming. Our compilation of articles by Waterloo Arts scholars in The Conversation exemplifies the Faculty's research breadth and impact. You can also read about Arts research, teaching and students in Waterloo Stories.

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