Three researchers at Nipissing University have earned close to half-a-million dollars in grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for work battling sex trafficking, determining why so many individuals don’t act to combat climate change, and to help kids be better people and teammates.
- Dr. Rosemary Nagy, associate professor of Gender Equality and Social Justice, earned $194,894 as principal investigator for the team project, Combatting Sex Trafficking in Northeastern Ontario: Mapping Exploitation and Building Community Resilience
- Dr. Steven Arnocky, associate professor of Psychology, earned $51,702 for his project, Psychological and Hormonal Aspects of Environmental Learned Helplessness
- Dr. Mark Bruner, Canada Research Chair in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity and associate professor in the School of Physical and Health Education, earned $229,719 for his project, Being a Good Teammate: Fostering Social Identity and Moral Development Through Youth Sport Participation
“Thank you to the SSHRC for this investment in Nipissing University and our researchers, “ said Dr. Jim McAuliffe, Nipissing University’s dean of graduate studies and research. “This is important research that will positively impact the lives of Canadians for generations to come. It is very exciting and rewarding to see our researchers earning these prestigious grants.”
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is the federal research-funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talent, generating Insights and forging Connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.