University of Manitoba Research: From Gangs to Product Recalls

Sep 1, 2010 | Corporate Member News

University of Manitoba professors and students are gearing up to take on tough research projects thanks to a wave of funding announced today by the federal government.The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has committed $2,452,446 to help fund university-led explorations of far-ranging subjects from the surge in product recalls to deciphering native gangs.

Fifteen faculty members received funding through the Standard Research Grants program ($959,889); two through the International Opportunities Fund ($134,662); and two through Research Development Initiatives ($65,395).

Add to that another $1,292,500 for research projects by University of Manitoba students and fellows. The SSHRC awarded 44 graduate students at the U of M with scholarships and fellowships.

Thirty five master’s students each received the $17,500 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship; four students each received the $105,000 Canada Graduate Scholarship; and five fellows received a combined $260,000 from the Doctoral Fellowships Program.

“This is a significant amount of funding and reflects a strong confidence in the high level of research being conducted at the University of Manitoba,” said Dr. Digvir Jayas, the university’s vice-president (research). “Congratulations to these skilled professors and promising students.”

“These students are Canada’s rising stars in research,” added Dr. John (Jay) Doering, dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. “I am proud of their accomplishments and look forward to watching their progress in the future.”

The following is a list of faculty members who secured funding, along with the amount and the titles of their research projects:

Asper School of Business

  • Hari Bapuji, business administration ($39,125) – Increasing Recalls and Smaller Rate of Returns: An Exploratory Research
  • Norman Frohlich, business administration ($37,290) – Relating a Safety Net Theory of Distributive Justice to Liberal Democracy
  • Jijun Gao, business administration ($59,500) – The Dark Side of Corporations: Corporate Social Irresponsibility and its Causes
  • M. Sandy Hershcovis, business administration ($75,719) – Workplace Aggression from the Perspective of the Observer

Faculty of Arts

  • Benjamin Baader, history ($56,000) – German-Jewish Family Life: Class, Jewishness, and Gender in Letters and Diaries, 1813-1871
  • Étienne Beaulieu, French, Spanish and Italian ($62,613) – Poétiques de la Prose Romantique Française
  • Joyce Chadya, history ($54,000) – From Dust to Dust: the Cultural Shift on the Zimbabwean Deathscape, 1890-2009
  • Janet Hua Jiang, economics ($17,262) – Financial Stability: an Experimental Study
  • Elizabeth Millward, women’s and gender studies ($47,254) – Making a Scene: a Cultural Geography of Lesbian Canada, 1964-1990
  • Susan Prentice, sociology ($38,789) – Advancing Work-family Reconciliation: Framing Gender and Generational Justice Across Canadian and European Social Movements and Policy

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

  • Iain Davidson-Hunt, Natural Resources Institute ($123,420 and $60,000) – Cultural Landscapes as Land-based Practice: Everyday life and the Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage; and Building an International Research Network for Collaborative Coastal Management: Sharing Experiences from Brazil and Canada

Faculty of Education

  • Joanna Black ($32,640) – Model New Media/Video Programs in Arts Education: Case Study Research
  • Brian Lewthwaite ($129,697) – Culturally Responsive Teaching and School Development Processes for Yukon First Nation Settings

Faculty of Engineering

  • Sandra Ingram, design engineering ($26,270) – An Exploratory Study on the Role of Cooperative Education Programs in Enhancing the Career Paths of Internationally Educated Engineers

Faculty of Human Ecology

  • Kerstin Roger, family social sciences ($14,559) – Older Adults and Abuse: What is it

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

  • Judith Chipperfield, Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute ($84,436) – The Role of Control-Based Belief Systems in Achievement and Well-being

Faculty of Social Work

  • Lawrence Deane ($74,662) – Localization of Social Work Practice with Urban Migrant Workers

St. Paul’s College

  • Kathleen Buddle-Crowe, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice ($126,710) –
    De-ciphering Native gangs: Backstreet Sociality in a Prairie City

The SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

For more information contact Katie Chalmers-Brooks, research communication & marketing officer, (204) 474-7184

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