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SSHRC Award Recipients

November 12, 2014
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The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), has just announced the names of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) award recipients for this year.

Congratulations to our SFU award recipients!

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships: $81,000

  • David King, Psychology: Examining the daily and long-term relationship dynamics of older same sex couples
  • Solen Roth, Archaeology: The affordances of digital fabrication for the future of Northwest Coast arts and Cultures
  • Jean-François Rousseau: Making room for reservoirs and forests:  resettlement and its livelihood impacts in Yunnan Province, Southwest China
  • Gale L. Russell: Grounding of the teaching and learning of mathematics in an indigenous worldview
  • Jeffrey A. Sachs, International Studies: Judicial behavior during transitions from authoritarian rule:  explaining judicial deference and confrontation in Egypt, Tunisia, and Sudan
  • Suzanne W. von der Porten, Sociology - Anthropology: Resolving environmental governance impasses between the state and indigenous governments:  A multi-case study of Pacific herring management in Western North America

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarships: $105,000

  • Michelle L. Beatch, Education: Measuring mindfulness in social emotional education for children
  • Stefanie S. Beninger, Business: Business models for development:  alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship
  • Robert Bittner, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies: Gender, sexuality, and intelligibility: Transgendered young people in literature for teens
  • Sasha Davis, Psychology: Traditional Aboriginal healing practices for incarcerated women in Canada
  • Viktoria Aranka Kettner, Psychology: The role of parental behaviour in the development of pointing
  • Melissa B. McGregor, English: Media and the masses: Information and the body in the Victorian industrial novel
  • Marie L. Ouellet, Criminology: Becoming a hub among extremists: Examining online popularity across terrorist websites
  • Thomas C. Royle, Archaeology: Investigating the geographic origin of archaeological fishbone from the Pacific Northwest through ancient DNA analysis
  • Dylan B. van der Schyff, Education: Music and human experience:  applying knowledge in systematic musicology through critical pedagogy and reflective practice in undergraduate music education
  • Suzanne N. Villeneuve, Archaeology: Investigating the co-evolution of ritual and society:  a case study from the Canadian plateau

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: $40,000–$80,000

  • Stan J. Anonby, Linguistics: Persistent multilingualism among the Sebuyau: an ethnography of communication
  • Kimberly Armstrong, Psychology: Increasing social outcomes: understanding the influence of restricted interests in autism
  • Jordan P. Benner, Resource and Environmental Management: Integrating traditional knowledge into ecosystem-based management
  • Sylvia M. Blake, Communication: Policy for media diversity in the era of communicative abundance
  • Travis A.C. Freeland, Archaeology: Mobility and interaction in the early prehistory of the Fiji Islands
  • Ashley N. Hewitt, Criminology: The role of the environment in sexual crime patterns: a close look at Burnaby and Surrey, British Columbia
  • Naghmeh Jahangir-Tafreshi, Psychology: The influence of mother-child discourse on age-based differences in children's talk about morality
  • Oi-Lam Ng, Education: Using dynamic geometry environments to enhance the learning of calculus
  • Andrea N. Samoil, History: An unexpected fight: working-class resistance to neo-liberalism in Alberta
  • Chelsea L. Sheahan, Psychology: Children's memory for an instance of a repeated event: the influence of different types of continuous deviations
  • Veronika K. Tzankova, Communication: Between Islamism and secularism: body politics, affect, and digital media in Turkey

SSHRC Master’s Scholarships: $17,500

  • Katrina Anderson, English: Canadian modernism in magazines: the short fiction of Katherine Hale
  • Aisha Bhanwer, Psychology: An examination of psychopathy and the experience of schadenfreude in young offenders
  • Matthew J. W. Bakker, Resource and Environmental Management: Enhancing recreational fisheries management: an integrated modelling approach
  • Jared Blustein, Sociology and Anthropology: Reconstructing capitalism: local formations of a global economic model
  • William Bredeson, Philosophy: The roots of contemporary agency
  • Joshua Cairns, Resource and Environmental Management: Charging regimes: identifying the role of charging infrastructure in plug-in electric vehicle adoption and usage
  • Yves Candau, Contemporary Arts: Dance as manifested thinking—a cognitive framework for the practice of dance improvisation
  • Sukhjit Chohan, History: A comparative analysis of Soviet image management and propaganda in India and the United States during the Khrushchev era
  • Jennifer Chutter, History: What's so special about the Vancouver special
  • Ecaterina Ciugureanu, Education: Gender gap in science: representations of science and science education in young children
  • Robyn Craigie, Urban Studies: Changing the mix: urban polarization and mixed-income housing
  • Glenn M. Deefholts, Humanities: Character as literary and political intervention: the contributions of Virginia Woolf
  • Siobhan Doody, English: Legitimizing fanfiction in the contemporary marketplace
  • Emily F. Doyle, Humanities: The state of the Earliest Christian Church
  • Odilia Dys-Steenbergen, Psychology: Motivation and positive cross-group interactions
  • Hannah Edmunds, Archaeology: No bones about it: an archaeological exploration of the social significance of faunal remains at DkRs 6-St'ámes
  • Caitlin M. Foreman, International Studies: Tanzanian sex workers' perceptions and experiences of law enforcement
  • Cassidy Foxcroft, Linguistics: Assessing the effects of assumptions about bilingualism on endangered language maintenance and revitalization in Canada
  • Scott Garoupa, Sociology and Anthropology: Integration or subjugation: an ethnographic analysis of the pacification of Rio's favelas
  • Sadaf Hashimi, Criminology: Social network analysis as a problem solving tool for law enforcement
  • Helia Jafari, Education: Children of war: a study of the experience of resiliency in young Canadian refugees
  • Arlene Janousek, Resource and Environmental Management: Comparing food waste in organic and conventional food supply chains
  • Sarah Jarvis, Education: Healing together: the role of family and community therapeutic interventions following collective and intergenerational trauma
  • Jamison Koehn, English: Indigenous orature in Kenyan and Canadian classrooms: a cross cultural comparison
  • Vanessa LeBlanc, Public Policy: Building consensus: approaches to national energy co-operation in Canada
  • Vincci Li, Communication: Treating donors as consumers: understanding consumption-oriented philanthropy in Canadian child aid charities and its effects on charitable giving
  • Felix T.H. Lo, Communication: Concretization of cross-cultural technology diffusions
  • Andrew Longhurst, Geography: Institutional landscapes of suburban poverty management: the case of North Surrey, BC
  • Caroline Mackay, Psychology: Materialism and pro-environmental behaviour: how materialistic values can affect sustainable actions
  • Michaela Manson, Philosophy: Descartes's innate ideas
  • Alysha S.J. McFadden, Health Sciences: An ethnography of nursing praxis and racialized bodies
  • Haley Milko, Resource and Environmental Management: Fisheries monitoring training programs for Aboriginal youth
  • Janice Nienaber, Resource and Environmental Management: Examining the updated archaeological consultation process in British Columbia
  • Liam O'Flaherty, History: Catholics and the fishermen's protective union in the Dominion of Newfoundland
  • Angela Pati, Public Policy: A public policy approach to racial minorities' experiences with employment in Canada
  • Stephanie Perrin, International Studies: Culture clash: re-defining peace and democracy in Burma
  • Joan Power, Psychology: Position exchange theory empirical research
  • Hannah Rabinovitch, Public Policy: Pathways out of homelessness for adults without a diagnosed mental illness or addiction
  • Carolyn Richard, English: Post-book poetics: mapping the practices of contemporary Canadian female poets
  • Sarah Robertson, Resource and Environmental Management: Using an environmental planning evaluation framework for assessing the effectiveness of sustainable development strategies in British Columbia
  • Abby Rolston, History: Prisoner protest and solidarity in 1970s British Columbia and the broader Pacific Northwest
  • Philip Roy, International Studies: Re-assessing drone strike civilian casualty data within Pakistan
  • Elizabeth Sarjeant, Communication: Selling vocationalism: post-secondary media education in the information economy
  • Megan Thibodeau, Archaeology: Where there's ash, there's fire: discovering early hominin use of fire with Fourier-transform infrared microspectrocopy and micromorphology
  • Alexa Walker, Archaeology: Ancient DNA, ethics, and community-based participatory research: a case study in British Columbia
  • Maria Wallstam, Geography: Policing the housing crisis in Vancouver's supportive housing projects
  • Jane E. Whittington, Sociology and Anthropology: The restorative justice encounter: an ethnography of community and process
  • Dylan Wiwad, Psychology: Does religion increase happiness: a causal exploration of religion and well-being

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