University Social Sciences and Humanities Researchers awarded $396,520
University is the recipient of $396,520 in research funding from the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
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:
Laura Summerfeldt from the Psychology department was awarded $52,710
for her examination of incompleteness, a personality substrate of
decision-making, often related to obsessive-compulsive behaviour
Professor John Topic will receive $153,590 for his research into
oracular origins, in particular the Catequil and sacred architecture
in Northern Peru.
Anne Meneley, also from the Anthropology department was awarded $37,163
to explore the cultural economy of capitalism, especially through
the production, circulation and consumption of extra virgin olive
Derek Hall, from the International Development Studies department,
was awarded $60,325 for his research into property, social relations
and the regional political economy of Eastern Asia.
Languages and Literature Professor Sylvie Berard will receive $53,166
for her work on subjects and territories in feminist Quebecois literature.
- Professor Joan
Sangster of the Canadian Studies department was awarded $39,066 for
her study of the transformation of work through women workers, organizing
strategies and the law in Post World War II.
In announcing the
funding, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, John Manley
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."
Dr. Chris 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."
May 1, 2003