UBC researchers leading nine projects supported by SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

May 29, 2024

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $51 million to support 90 research partnerships across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants, provides researchers from different disciplines and postsecondary institutions the opportunity to work together on challenging topics and research questions in social sciences and humanities.

UBC researchers are leading nine projects supported by Partnership Development Grants, awarded a combined $1.7 million.

UBC researchers are also co-applicants and collaborators on multiple projects led by researchers at other universities receiving support through the Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants programs.

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UBC-led Projects (Partnership Development Grants)

SSHRC Partnership Development Grants award between $75,000 and $200,000 in value for a duration of between one and three years. They support the development of partnerships or the design and testing of new partnership approaches to nurture existing and emerging opportunities for research collaboration, best practices and/or models that can be adapted by others or scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

  • Julia Bullard (iSchool)
    Developing a community for community-centered vocabulary work
    Collaborators: Aleha McCauley (UBC), Bri Watson (UBC), Allison Hill (ADIE Canada), Allison Mari (Vancouver Black Library)
    Partners: AIDE Canada, Out On The Shelves, The University of British Columbia, University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Black Library
  • Timothy Cheek (History)
    Revisiting the revolution: engaging Chinese scholarship through collaborative translation
    Co-director: Aminda Smith (Michigan State University)
    Co-applicants: Daniel Leese (University of Freiburg), Dayton Lekner (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia), Matthew Galway (Australian National University)
    Collaborators: Damian Mandzunowski (University of Freiburg), Fabio Lanza (University of Arizona), Man Zhang (Universität Leipzig), Mark Czeller (School of Advanced Studies, University of London), Morgan Rocks (College of the Holy Cross), Puck Engman (University of California, Berkeley), Sebastian Veg (École des hautes études en sciences sociales), Yen-lin Chung (National Chengchi University)
    Partners: Australian National University, Michigan State University, The University of British Columbia, University of California, Berkeley, University of Freiburg
  • Anne Gadermann (School of Population and Public Health)
    RISE-UP: Resilience, Insights, and Strategies for Empowering Youth around Climate change Using Participatory Approaches
    Co-applicants: Emily Jenkins (UBC), Eva Oberle (UBC), Johanna Sam (UBC)
    Collaborators: Annie Smith, Evelyn McGowan and Katherine Horton (The McCreary Centre Society)
    Partners: Human Early Learning Partnership, The University of British Columbia, The McCreary Centre Society
  • Anusha Kassan (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education)
    Capturing Stories of Child Language Brokering: An Arts-Based Engagement Ethnography with Newcomer Families
    Co-directors: Fatemeh Kazemi (The Immigrant Education Society), Fatou Diouf (Portail de l'Immigrant Association), Katerina Palova (The Immigrant Education Society), Michèle Katuku (Portail de l'Immigrant Association)
    Co-applicant: Giovanna Benson  (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
    Partners: Portail de l'Immigrant Association, The Immigrant Education Society
  • Virginie Magnat (Creative and Critical Studies - UBCO)
    Radical Collaborations: Transformative Eco-Cultural Practices for Collective Healing and Renewal
    Co-directors: Bill Cohen (UBC), Manulani Meyer (University of Hawai'i of West O'ahu)
    Co-applicants: Shawn Wilson (UBC), Tania Willard (UBC)
    Collaborators: Emma Bigé  (Centre national de danse contemporaine), Evan Adams (Simon Fraser University), Karen Ragoonaden (UBC), Tina Fraser (University of Northern British Columbia), Tracey Bonneau (En'owkin Centre), Vicki Kelly (Simon Fraser University)
    Partners: CIRDOC - Insitut occitan de cultura, En'owkin Centre, Pu'uhonua Society, The University of British Columbia, University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu
  • Anne Murphy (History)
    The Eradication of Caste: Building community-university partnerships for change
    Co-applicants: Priti Narayan (UBC), Suraj Yengde (Harvard University)
    Collaborator: Jai Birdi (Chetna Association of Canada)
    Partners: Ambedkarite International Co-Ordination Society, Chetna Association of Canada
  • Lorien Nesbitt (Forest Resources Management)
    Networks of Care for Green, Healthy Cities
    Co-applicants: Andrew Binet, Christopher Carlsten, Liv Yoon, Melissa McHale, Michael Brauer (UBC)
    Partners: City of Vancouver, Diamond Head Consulting, Farmers on 57th, Metro Vancouver, Tree Canada, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Zero Emissions Innovation Centre
  • Brenda Poon (School of Population and Public Health)
    Connecting the disconnected: Building capacity and partnerships in communities to promote equitable and accessible early years social-emotional supports for families
    Co-applicants: Jessie-Lee McIsaac (Mount Saint Vincent University), Patricia Johnston (University of Calgary), Rodney Knight (Université de Montréal)
    Collaborators: Cherry Wong (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House), Hélène Dufour (Island Health), Liza Bautista (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House) Maya Graves-Bacchus (United Way), Mimi Rennie (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House), Orion Warje (Fraser Health Authority) Prabhnoor Deol (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House)
    Partners: Foundation for a Path Forward, Fraser Health Authority, Human Early Learning Partnership, Island Health, South Vancouver Family Place, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, United Way, Vancouver School Board, Westcoast Family Centres, Women Transforming Cities
  • Hongxia Shan (Educational Studies)
    Adult Learning and Education in Immigrant Settlement and Integration (ALE-in-ISI) Partnership
    Co-applicants: Andreas Martin (Fern Universitat Hagen), Antony Chum (York University), Jude Walker (UBC), Shibao Guo (University of Calgary), Thomas Sork (UBC)
    Collaborators: Abigail Cameron (United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society), Alexandra Ioannidou (German Institute for Adult Education), Antje Ellermann (UBC), Charlie Wang (Centre for Newcomers) Christiane Hof (Goethe University Frankfurt), David Lee (MOSAIC - Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities), Elena Ignatovich (UBC), Gong-Li Xu (Employment and Social Development Canada), Josef Schrader (German Institute for Adult Education), Kapil Regmi (UBC), Katherine Entigar (University of Toronto), Katrin Kaufmann-Kuchta (German Institute for Adult Education), Kiran Mirchandani (University of Toronto), Kjell Rubenson (UBC), Koyali Burman (Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership), Michael Bernhard (Goethe University Frankfurt), Sally Zhao (The Immigrant Education Society) Sandra Schinnerl (UBC), Susan Sadler (ACCES Employment)
    Partner: German Institute for Adult Education


All awardees: Partnership Development Grants

All awardees: Partnership Grants