Insight Grant awarded to UBC Applied Science prof

Cynthia Girling

Cynthia Girling, a professor in UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, has been awarded an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of the Government of Canada.

Insight Grants aim to advance the objectives of SSHRC's Insight Program by supporting research excellence in the social sciences and humanities, thereby "[building] knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world".

Girling's project, titled "Urban Greening vs. Urban Densification: Evaluating future what-if scenarios for effects on heat island, shading and cooling of neighbourhoods", is one of 49 UBC projects funded through the Insight Program this year.

For more information about these projects, please see the announcement on the website of the UBC Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation.

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