York University researchers in the social sciences and humanities have been awarded a sum of $15,541,343 in federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
The funding, announced on August 29 by Minister Randy Boissonnault on behalf of Minister François-Philippe Champagne, supports 33 diverse projects. Among them, the “Mobilizing the arts for global health: a virtual museum of antimicrobial resistance” project led by Global Strategy Lab Director Steven Hoffman and Professor Caitlin Fisher of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University received $236,457 through an Insight Grant.
This funding will empower researchers to delve into critical issues, from migrant labor and gender inequality in retirement to heritage design in Canada, as Insight Grants back emerging and established scholars in the social sciences and humanities for in-depth research spanning two to five years. In total, 21 York-led projects were awarded over $4 million ($4,048,259) to further their research initiatives.