Faculty of Education grad students see success in the 2011 round of SSHRC funding

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Faculty of Education grad students see success in the 2011 round of SSHRC funding

Published on August 22 2011

Faculty of Education graduate student researchers are among the 35 Brock recipients of $982,500 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

The SSHRC funding, which totals $121 million for 1,700 research projects across Canada for student and faculty researchers, was recently announced by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

“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,” said Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.

“Our graduate students play a vital role in the University’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 Brock.”

Below is a list of the Faculty of Education successful applications for the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships:

Doctoral Fellowships

  • May Al-Fartousi, Education
    “Unveiling Shi’i Religious Identities: Case Studies of Hijab in Culturally Homogeneous Canadian Schools”
  • Megan Gordon, Education
    “Effectiveness of Ontario teacher education programs in preparing white teacher candidates to engage in race and racialization issues in the classroom”


  • Sarah Baker, Education
    “Insights into the Individual Education Plan: Exploring multiple perspectives to enhance effective implementation”
  • Jenna Lorusso, Applied Health Sciences
    "Examining perceived values of Physical Education; and the impact of those values on current and future Physical Education"
  • Caitlin Munn, Education
    “Exploring contested historical evidence in the Toronto District School Board’s course “Genocide: Historical and Contemporary Implications”

For a complete list of Brock University’s successful award applications for the 2011 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships, read the full story in Brock News.

Graduate SSHRC Funding