University of Regina researchers awarded more than $1 million

News Release Release Date: June 12, 2013 1:00 p.m.

University of Regina researchers have been awarded $1,087,670 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

The funding will be used to investigate such topics as: understanding female fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (Katherine Sveinson); assessing eyewitness credibility (Kirby Maguire); intimate partner stalking (Kimberly Zorn); and interviewing child witnesses (Brittany Whiting). The funding comes in the form of Canada Graduate Scholarships.

“This funding level is a positive indication that our social science and humanities professors and students are not only active in their research initiatives, but also very successful when it comes to national competitions,” said David Malloy, Vice-President (Research) at the University of Regina.

The two largest projects involving University of Regina researchers are funded for $200,000 each. The first, “Understanding the Arts Ecology in Saskatchewan,” is led by Mary Blackstone of the University of Regina. The second, “Changing public services: women and intersectional analysis,” is led by Leah Levac of the University of Manitoba. University of Regina researcher Judy White is a co-investigator.

“This year’s overall success in SSHRC points to a vibrant culture of research on interesting topics that represent the University well,” Malloy added. “While the dollars are important, ultimately it’s the impact of our research that points to the true excellence of our endeavours.”

SSHRC is a federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post secondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

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