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Research Grants Funded in 2020

Insight Development – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Insight Development is a key research program aimed at emerging scholars and established scholars who wish to pursue a new research direction.

Three researchers obtained a grant from this program:

  1. Amanda Wilson (PI), Saint Paul University

    Project title: Mapping Sites of Contestation and Possibility for Transformative Food (In)Justice in Canada’s Carceral Food System

    Funding: $50,122

  2. Simon Tremblay-Pepin (PI), Saint Paul University

    Co-researchers: Bengi Akbulut, Concordia University; Jonathan Durand Folco, Saint Paul University; Mathieu Perron-Dufour, Université du Québec en Outaouais; collaborator: Julia Posca

    Project title: Concevoir la planification démocratique de l'économie à partir de la couverture des besoins de base

    Funding: $73,392

  3. Enkelejda Sula-Raxhimi (PI), Saint Paul University

    Project title: In the Midst of Violence and Insecure Futures: Displacement, Politics and Climate Change in Haiti

    Funding: $69,462

Saint Paul University’s success rate in this program was 50%, compared to the national success rate of around 45%.


Partnership Engage – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The Partnership Engage program connects one or more researchers with an organization for one year. This relationship aims to respond to the organization’s research questions through the researcher’s and/or their team’s expertise. This is a program that the Vice-Rector, Academic and Research (VRAR) encourages to develop the foundations for strong collaborations with community partners.

  1. Amanda Wilson (PI), Saint Paul University

    Coresearcher: Monika Korzun (postdoctoral, Saint Paul University); collaborators: Charles Levkoe (Lakehead University) and Patricia Ballamingie (Carleton University)

    Partner: Tides Canada Vancouver BC

    Project title: COVID-19: Municipal Food Policy and Community Food Systems Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Funding: $24,967



Mitacs is a non-governmental organization supported by the federal government that focuses on student internships, research and supervision by a university professor-researcher. Partners must contribute financially to the graduate student’s or postdoctoral fellow’s internship; Mitacs adds an amount equivalent to the organization’s contribution, which is generally for postdoctoral students in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

1)  Mitacs Accelerate:

  1. Amanda Wilson, PI; Monika Korzun, Postdoctoral fellow

    Project title: Tackling Food Insecurity through Innovations in Collaborative Food Systems

    Partner: Makeway Charitable Society and the Faculty of Human Sciences – Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation

    Multi-year Funding: $135,000 ($15,000 + $120,000)

  2. Julie Châteauvert, PI; Rana Annous, Postdoctoral fellow

    Project title: Surdité et sécurité en situation d’urgence : le cas de l’Outaouais

    Partner: Association de l’ouïe de l’Outaouais (ADOO), the Centre de recherche sur les innovations et les transformations sociales (CRITS), and the Faculty of Human Sciences – Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation

    Funding: $45,000


2) Mitacs Research Training Award (RTA):

  1. Catherine Clifford, PI; Paul Utser, doctoral student

    Project title: Inventory – Fonds Vatican II: Canadian Perspectives

    Partner: Centre for Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism

    Funding: $6,000 ($3,000 Mitacs + $3,000 Vatican II Research Centre)

  2. Laura Armstrong, PI; Robert Fabes, doctoral student

    Project title: Meaning-based Mental Health Programming for, and Derived from the
    Expressed Needs of, People Experiencing Homelessness

    Partner: Centre of Excellence for Research in Psychotherapy and Spirituality (CERPS)

    Funding: $6,000 ($3,000 Mitacs + $3,000 CERPS)



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