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$5.8 million for humanities and social sciences research at Waterloo

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A $2.4 million Partnership grant is one of 20 research grants awarded at the University of Waterloo by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Totaling more than $5.8 million, the funding supports research that informs policies and plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger, and more prosperous Canada. Waterloo’s projects, which are among the $158 million funding announcement for 800 projects across Canada, are:

Partnership Grant

Sarah Burch (Environment): TRANSFORM: accelerating sustainability entrepreneurship experiments in local spaces ($2,452,170)

Insight Grants

Applied Health Sciences

Bryan Grimwood (Recreation and Leisure Studies): Unsettling Tourism: Settler Stories, Indigenous Lands, and Awakening an Ethics of Reconciliation ($278,170)

Arts

Russell Adams (Anthropology): Tracing the long-term footprint of anthropogenic pollution in the landscape: Evaluation of the evidence from a 5000 year old industrialized landscape in southern Jordan ($197,894)

James Beck (Psychology): Velocity as an Antecedent of Workplace Shortcut Behaviours ($153,156)

Beth Coleman (English Language and Literature): City as Platform: Smart Cities and Civic Engagement in the Data Society ($243,086)

Ori Friedman (Psychology): How non-material aspects of ownership influence children and their social interactions ($218, 045)

Randy Harris (English Language and Literature): Gamesourcing a rhetorical figure ontology ($150,896)

Goetz Hoeppe (Anthropology): Making Sense of Data Reuse in Environmental Science: A Comparative Ethnography ($195,743)

Ashley Mehlenbacher (English): Networked Expertise as a Novel Approach to Complex Problem Solving ($73,676)

David Moscovitch (Psychology): Mental time travel processes in social anxiety: Toward an understanding of the mechanisms and boundaries of autobiographical memory accessibility and appraisal ($137,571)

Jane Nicholas (St. Jerome’s University): Sorrow: Child Death and Grief in Ontario, 1867-1940 ($35,241)

Chris Riddell (Economics): The Effects of Compulsory Interest Arbitration on Disputes, Wages and Service Quality: Evidence from a Unique Natural Experiment in Ontario ($75,860)

Evan Risko (Psychology): Integrating affect into an evidence-based approach to the design of recorded Lectures in postsecondary education ($218,390)

Engineering

Philip Beesley (Architecture): Dissipative Adaptation and Responsive Architecture ($351,375)

Environment

Heather Hall (SEED): Remote Controlled: Technology in the Mining Sector & the Future of Development in Peripheral Regions ($253,305)

Thomas Homer-Dixon (Environment): Ideological Conflict Project: Application and Field Testing of Conflict Resolution Tools ($232,273)

Markus Moos (School of Planning): Housing the next generation: The case of new economy cities ($96,100)

Joe Qian (School of Planning): Becoming urban citizens: Transformation and Adaptation of Displaced Villagers in China's concentrated resettlement communities ($129,353)

Jason Thistlethwaite (SEED): Effective Flood Risk Governance in a Changing Climate ($242,491)

Sarah Wolfe (School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability): Do mortality reminders influence our water decisions: A new variable for the era of climate change, drought and uncertainty ($125,650)

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