UBC Researchers Awarded $6.6M through SSHRC Insight Grants

UBC researchers are leading 49 projects awarded $6.6M through the SSHRC Insight Grants program. A total of $91M was invested nationally by SSHRC through this competition.

The Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years. Stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge. It enables scholars to address complex issues about individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.

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UBC-led Projects

  1. Anderson, Siwan (Vancouver Schoool of Economics)
    Unbundling Female Empowerment
  2. Baines, Donna (School of Social Work)
    Building Emancipatory Practice and Theory: Indigenous and Anti-Oppressive Perspectives in International, Decolonizing Dialogue
  3. Beatty, John (Philosophy)
    Replaying Life's Tape: Historical Contingency and the Historical Sciences
  4. Bedi, Robinder (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education)
    The Role of Hope in Promoting the Career Development of Individuals with a History of Substance Use Disorder after Treatment
  5. Bedke, Matthew (Philosophy)
    Taking a Stand: On the Subjectivity of What Matters
  6. Biesanz, Jeremy (Psychology)
    Towards understanding the good target
  7. Bleck, Alexander (Sauder School of Business)
    A Theory of Accounting Standards
  8. Borgen, William (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education)
    When you Stop you are Nothing: Older Men and the Transition to Retirement
  9. Bratiotis, Christiana (School of Social Work)
    Harm reduction for hoarding: Targets and strategies for community-based intervention
  10. Byrne, Jeffrey (History)
    The Morality of War and Peace in the Age of Anticolonial Revolution
  11. Clough, David (Sauder School of Business)
    Value creation and value capture in systemic industries: Alliance networks, technology adoption, and firm scope
  12. Corbett, Jonathan (Community, Culture and Global Studies)
    Mapping for Change: A Critical Examination of the Social Justice Impact of Participatory Mapping
  13. Davis, Henry (Linguistics)
    Developing Accessible Grammars for BC First Nations Languages
  14. Devereux, Michael (Vancouver Schoool of Economics)
    Correlated Policy Shocks in Macroeconomics
  15. Douglas, Jennifer (School of Information)
    Getting at the Heart of the File: Toward a Person Centred Theory of Archival Care
  16. Echard, Sian (Department of English Language and Literatures)
    Writing (on) History: Manuscripts of Medieval British Histories over Time
  17. Elliott, Sinikka (Sociology)
    Explaining the Processes and Mechanisms Underlying Household Food Insecurity among Families with Children Ages 6-13
  18. Ellis, Jason (Educational Studies)
    From Opportunity to Inequality: A History of Inner-Suburban Schools in Canada, 1945-present
  19. Garrard, Gregory (Creative and Critical Studies)
    Kelownafornia: Cultures of Nature in the Okanagan Valley
  20. Girling, Cynthia (School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture)
    Urban Greening vs. Urban Densification: Evaluating future what-if scenarios for effects on heat island, shading and cooling of neighbourhoods
  21. Gordillo, Gaston (Anthropology)
    Following the Soy Supply Chains: The Infrastructures of the Argentine Soy Boom
  22. Graham, John (School of Social Work)
    Organisational Changes to Address Homelessness: Lessons Learned from 3 Mid-sized Canadian Cities
  23. Henry, Annette (Language & Literacy Education / Social Justice Institute)
    This is the riddle I've been trying to solve: A longitudinal oral history of the challenges and experiences of Black people in Vancouver
  24. Hoffmann, Florian (Vancouver Schoool of Economics)
    The Effects of Occupational Licensing on Market Prices
  25. Hubley, Anita (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education)
    Examining how people interpret and respond to items in questionnaires: Does it matter whether items are positively versus negatively worded and keyed?
  26. Javdani Haji, Mohsen (Economics, Philosophy and Political Science)
    Examining views among economists and economics students
  27. Keddie, George (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies)
    A Labour History of Early Christianity
  28. Kemple, Thomas (Sociology)
    Global Citizens at Home and Abroad: A Durkheimian Analysis
  29. Kong, Hoi (Peter A. Allard School of Law)
    Populism and the Canadian Constitutional Order
  30. Kuus, Merje (Geography)
    Transnational Expertise: Diplomatic Knowledge and the Remaking of States
  31. Li, Eric (Faculty of Management)
    Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: A Cross-Cultural Study
  32. Lopes, Dominic McIver (Philosophy)
    Cosmopolitan Aesthetics
  33. Morton, David (History)
    A State at Year Zero: An Oral History of Mozambique's Independence
  34. Oum, Tae (Sauder School of Business)
    Measuring the Effects of Air Connectivity on Service Trade
  35. Park, So Eun (Sauder School of Business)
    Buy-One-Give-One: Economic and Charitable Incentives Behind Tying Donation to Product Purchases
  36. Parkins, Ilya (Community, Culture and Global Studies)
    Re-Dressing Weddings: The Politics of Feminist Wedding Culture and Apparel
  37. Quinn, Ashley (School of Social Work)
    Becoming ourselves: Foster parents' engagement in Indigenous children's and youth's cultural identity development and maintenance
  38. Rochlin, James (Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science)
    Colombian Security and the Venezuelan Crisis: Migrants, Armed Groups and Transnational Border Security
  39. Roeder, John (School of Music)
    Cycles in the World of Music
  40. Schaller, Mark (Psychology)
    Person Perception in Context
  41. Slade, Margaret (Vancouver Schoool of Economics)
    Empirical Studies in Capacity Utilization
  42. Song, Kyungchul (Vancouver Schoool of Economics)
    Statistical Inference from Data on Large Scale Interactions
  43. Stites Mor, Jessica (History and Sociology)
    Photographing Revolution: Images of Cuban Solidarity in Transnational Contexts
  44. Sundstrom, Lisa McIntosh (Political Science)
    Everyday Activism in Russia: Civil Society Thirty Years After Communism's Collapse
  45. Thrush, Coll (History)
    Wrecked: Ecologies of Failure in the Graveyard of the Pacific
  46. Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh (Sauder School of Business)
    How does Climate Risks Affect Banks' Loss Accounting, Liquidity, and Lending Decisions?
  47. Wright, Matthew (Political Science)
    Understanding public support for cultural pluralism in immigrant-receiving countries
  48. Yu, Lingtao (Sauder School of Business)
    Motivation Matters...Or Not? Revisiting the Consequences of Abusive Supervision
  49. Zebehazy, Kim (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education)
    Investigating the Executive Functioning Profiles of Students with Visual Impairments

Full list of funding awardees