Social Sciences and Humanities Researchers awarded $396,520
is the recipient of $396,520 in research funding from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
A total of six
Trent researchers have been selected by SSHRC, a federal agency that
promotes and supports university-based
research and training
in the sciences and humanities. They are:
- Professor Laura
Summerfeldt from the Psychology department was awarded $52,710 for
of incompleteness, a personality
of decision-making, often related to obsessive-compulsive behaviour
- Anthropology Professor
John Topic will receive $153,590 for his research into oracular origins,
in particular the
in Northern Peru.
- Professor Anne
Meneley, also from the Anthropology department was awarded $37,163
to explore the cultural economy of
the production, circulation and consumption of extra virgin
- Professor Derek
Hall, from the Political Studies department, was awarded $60,325
for his research into property, social
relations and the regional
political economy of Eastern Asia.
- Modern Languages
and Literature Professor Sylvie Berard will receive $53,166 for her
on subjects and territories
in feminist Quebecois
Joan Sangster, Chair of the Canadian Studies department was awarded
$39,066 for her study of the transformation of work through
organizing strategies and the law in Post World War II.
the funding, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, John
said, "This funding will allow researchers in Ontario to explore
new ideas that will help us develop a better understanding of the most
pressing regional, national and global issues."
Metcalfe, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies congratulated
the successful Trent researchers. "Social science and humanities
research is essential to our understanding of the world around
us," he said, "and
the work of these and other researchers at Trent University contribute
in a fundamental way to the knowledge base of our community and
society as a whole."
more information, please contact
Cathy Smith, Research and Graduate
Studies, at 748-1011 ext. 1496.