Brock grad students awarded more than $980,000 for social sciences and humanities research

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Brock grad students awarded more than $980,000 for social sciences and humanities research

Published on August 22 2011


Brock graduate student researchers in humanities, social sciences, education and applied health sciences have received a total of $982,500 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Thirty-five graduate student research applications submitted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies were successful in the 2011 round of SSHRC funding.

“The success of our applications, given the very competitive nature of graduate funding awards, is a strong measure of the calibre of graduate researchers and scholars in our programs,” says Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.

“Our graduate students play a vital role in Brock’s research mission. The financial support is an investment that allows our students to focus exclusively on the task ahead of them and to make important contributions to the research culture at our University.”

Projects under way by Brock graduate award winners cover a range of topics, including:

  •  the relationship between psychopathy, aggression and empathy
  •  school experiences of female Muslims who wear the hijab in school settings where the majority of students are not Muslim
  •  British army strategy during the War of 1812
  •  the psychological and physical outcomes of strength training

The 2011 SSHRC program results, totalling $121 million for 1,700 research projects across Canada for student and faculty researchers, were recently announced in Ottawa by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).