UNBC Faculty Members Secure Research Grants
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.”