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UNBC Faculty Members Secure Research Grants

Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 6:54 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Three faculty members at UNBC have secured research grants totaling nearly $400,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Dr. Gail Fondahl (Geography) and Dr. Ben Bryce (History) received four-year grants through the council’s Insight Grant program while Dr. Linda O’Neill (Education) received a two-year Insight Development Grant.

Dr. Fondahl’s grant worth $273,880 will allow her to update and expand her earlier research on the legal reforms guiding indigenous territorial rights in the Russian Federation.

Dr. Bryce received a grant of $61,666 to examine the role immigrant-run hospitals and mutual aid societies had in providing health-care services along ethnic lines in Buenos Aires in the early 20th century.

Dr. O’Neill will use her $54,820 grant to work with UNBC Education Associate Professor Dr. Tina Fraser to study new Indigenous approaches for evaluating Aboriginal community programs.

“Funding provided by SSHRC enables UNBC faculty to continue to conduct outstanding research on a local, national and global scale,” says Dr. Geoff Payne, UNBC Interim Vice President, Research. “These three projects demonstrate the breadth of social science and humanities research at UNBC and will generate new knowledge that positively impacts society going forward.”


Ethnic health care in Buenos Aires in early 20th century and indigenous territorial rights in Russia are 2 topics that I knew I had to find out more about and will definately have a positive impact on my life going forward….sheesh

Job creation. Its a socialist thing.

I think it’s public money very well spent. The research into ethnic health care in Buenos Aires builds on previous ground-breaking research into ethnic health care in Sao Paulo and ethnic health care in Rio de Janeiro. That research blazed new trails in the use of public funds to create meaningless jobs.

The study of indigenous rights in Russia is especially exciting because it opens up opportunities to create meaningless jobs that are automatically protected by the ‘you’re a racist’ doctrine. Developed originally at the Centre for Transgender Aboriginal Lesbian Studies, at the CBC campus of the University of British Columbia, the ‘you’re a racist’ doctrine is responsible for the creation of more than 50,000 meaningless jobs in academia and the consulting sector.

Nearly $400,000.00? Say what?!

An interesting problem to be sure, so far I count four (4) squealing pigs… need to find a way to retrieve the three pearls that have been mistakenly cast into their pen.

    Sounds like more bullying JGalt! Shame on you!

Some of the best research of indigenous rights in Canada actually comes from the Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral in Río Gallegos, a city of a similar size to PG in Argentina.

The “Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades del Consejo de Investigación de Argentina” has awarded a similar grant to examine the role of settler-run hospitals and mutual aid societies had in providing health-care services along ethnic lines in Vancouver in the early 20th century.

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