Research grants awarded to UBC faculty members

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funds projects

Nine faculty members at UBC’s Okanagan campus are among more than 800 researchers across Canada sharing in $101 million in Insight Grants recently announced by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Grant competition winners, their projects and grant amounts are as follows:

  • Aleksandra Dulic, assistant professor of new media with the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, with Stephen Sheppard, a professor of forest resources management at UBC’s Vancouver campus, for their project “Future Delta 2.0, a community-based video game design and evaluation for local climate change action,” based on the Lower Mainland community of Delta, $446,900.
  • Shirley B. Chau, assistant professor of social work with the School of Social Work, for the project “Understanding the process of building social capital in the economic integration of recent and long-term Chinese immigrants,” $146,260. Co-investigators include Maria Y.L. Chung and Judith A. Hughes, University of Manitoba, and Daniel W.L. Lai, University of Calgary.
  • Michael T. Woodworth, associate professor of psychology, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, for the project “An investigation of the language of psychopathic and nonpsychopathic offenders,” $187,400.
  • John R. Wagner, associate profess of anthropology, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, for the project “Water governance and agriculture in the Columbia River Basin,” $46,520.
  • Annamma Joy, professor of marketing, Faculty of Management, for the project “Constructing a new taste culture: exploring the consumer experience of B.C. wine,” $15,641.
  • Tanya Y.H. Tang, assistant professor of accounting, Faculty of Management, for the project “Is tax avoidance value-enhancing or value-destroying: an international investigation,” $17,060.
  • Christine E. Schreyer, assistant professor of anthropology, and Jonathan M. Corbett, assistant professor of geography, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, for the project “Learning how to talk to the land: (re)claiming Taku River Tlingit place names,” $27,166.
  • Keshani Hussein, assistant professor of art history, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, for the project “Model images: transforming miniature paintings into 3D virtual environments.”

Through grants and scholarships awarded by SSHRC, investments totalling more than $200 million will support more than 3,200 of Canada’s best researchers at post-secondary institutions across the country.

More information can be found at: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/news_room-salle_de_presse/press_releases-communiques/2012/basic_research-recherche_fondamentale-eng.aspx

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