APSC research receives SSHRC support

sshrc recipients

UBC Applied Science research projects relating to violence against women, groundwater management and Indigenous communities have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils in Canada.


Victoria Bungay, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, Jordi Honey-Rosés, an assistant professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and Leonie Sandercock, a professor in SCARP, are leading these projects, which together were awarded nearly half a million dollars in support.


“I want to commend the grant and scholarships recipients whose tireless efforts help us better understand our world and our relationships with each other,” said Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, who announced the funding at Concordia University. “Our government is proud to support these talented researchers and scholars who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge to the benefit of Canadians and our growing middle class.”


This year, more than 3,300 research projects in social sciences and humanities received more than $265 million in funding. The APSC recipients and project titles are:


Victoria Bungay - Partnerships for trauma and violence informed outreach: new strategies to service delivery to redress violence against women ($199,990.00, Partnership Development Grant)


Jordi Honey-Rosés - No one showed up at our public meeting. Testing theories of public engagement in the context of groundwater management ($72,726, Insight Development Grant)


Leonie Sandercock - Evaluating film as a catalyst for Indigenous community development in a remote northern community ($201,580, Insight Grant)


Information about winners of recent SSHRC competitions is available at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/index-eng.aspx.