February 4, 2019 – Surrey, British Columbia – Government of Canada
Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. To create a thriving economy powered by homegrown discoveries and innovations, and for Canada to be world-renowned as a research leader, we need to continue to invest in talented students, scholars and researchers.
Today, Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, highlighted $48,256 to support talented scholars and researchers at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Sukh Dhaliwal joined grant recipients at Kwantlen, it is one of several institutions across Canada to benefit from the $141 million investment that Minister Duncan announced on January 30, 2019 that will support close to 3,000 researchers.
“Social sciences and humanities research is at the heart of understanding the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and our people. Nurturing young talent in these disciplines is one of the best ways to build a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada.”
—The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport
“This investment is going to ensure that our best and brightest students and scholars can pursue research that will lead to future innovations in everything from technology to healthcare. It will also ensure that our government can continue to make evidence-based decisions to make Canada an even better place to live. “
— Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton
“Researchers in the social sciences and humanities community play a key role in all innovation. We are facing serious global challenges related to climate change, increased migration, inequality, faltering economies, health, food and water insecurity, and cyber security. The work of Canadian social sciences and humanities students, scholars and researchers is contributing to addressing these problems for a brighter future.”
—Ted Hewitt, President, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of 79 universities to benefit from the $141 million to support close to 3,000 researchers at institutions across Canada.
- The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Talent andInsight programs support postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.
- The Canada Graduate Scholarships are awarded by the three granting agencies – SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.