UWinnipeg Granted Close to $1 Million for Research

Aug 2, 2011 | Corporate Member News

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced a significant federal investment for developing research talent for UWinnipeg’s faculty and institutional researchers, and student scholarships totaling close to $1 million.

Faculty and institutional research received $773,343 and student scholarships received $210,000. 

Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg

“This funding is most welcome and reflects the exceptional talents of our faculty, researchers and graduate students,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor.  “UWinnipeg is renowned for its excellence in liberal arts, sciences, business and education teaching and research, and this support is recognition of that fact.” 

“The University of Winnipeg is very please to receive this money from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council which recognizes our academic excellence in research,” said, Dr. Neil Besner, UWinnipeg’s Vice-President (Research and International). “Research is integral for any institution to excel and benefits faculty and students. Contributing to a better understanding of the humanities (political, social, cultural and economic issues) is vital to help create a more just society.” 

Below are the names, titles and amounts for the grants announced.  

Faculty Program Announcement 

Standard Research Grants

  • Alexander Freund, History, “Stories of homeland, violence, and migration: Memories and histories of refugees in Manitoba, 1945-2010” $125,282 
  • Pauline Greenhill, Women’s and Gender Studies, “Fairy Tale Films: Exploring Ethnographic Perspectives” $149,928 
  • Christopher Leo, Politics, “The multilevel governance of urban growth: A cross-national comparison”    $76,882 
  • Mirjana Roksandic, Anthropology, “Guanahatabey and Taino heritage: biological and cultural landscapes of indigenous people in pre- and post-contact Cuba”       $98,650 
  • Catherine Taylor, Education, “Canadian Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Inclusive Education in the Area of Gender and Sexuality Diversity” $138,063 

Insight Development Grants

  • Melanie O’Gorman, Economics, “Cultivating the Arctic’s Most Vulnerable

Resource: An Analysis of the Barriers to High School Completion Among Aboriginal Youth in Northern Communities” $61,310 

SSHRC Institutional Grants $33, 228 for one year. 

Aid to Small Universities

  • “The Arts, New Media, and Cultural Democracy” $90,000 

Talent Announcement 

Canada Graduate Scholarships (Master’s) All of these awards are $17,500 

  • Caitlin Eliasson, English
  • Zoë Gross, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Erin Larson, Psychology
  • Sarah Livesey, English
  • Elan Marchinko, Sociology
  • Dylan Roberts, Politics 

Canada Graduate Scholarships (Doctoral) – $105,000 This is the University’s first SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships (Doctoral).  It was awarded to a recent graduate of the Master of Arts Cultural Studies program, Amalia Slobogian.  

If you need more information on any of the Graduate Studies funding and/or students, call Deanna England at 9093. 

UWinnipeg is consistently ranked in the Top-10 in the country on an annual basis by both Maclean’s Magazine and The Globe & Mail newspaper. The University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence, Indigenous education, environmental studies, business, and theatre & the arts. Find out more by visiting http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwinnipeg and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Winnipeg-youofwcom-Where-You-Matter-Most/40526795732 


Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: [email protected].

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