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Diverse projects earn funding

Art history, family justice and economic models are just three of the diverse research areas that have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant and Insight Development Grant programs. Seventeen Queen’s researchers were allocated a portion of the $3 million in funding.

“These grants from SSHRC are aimed at supporting research projects that tackle various societal challenges and offer progressive solutions with cultural, social and economic benefits,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). “The success of 17 of our faculty in garnering these grants is a true testament to the vibrant and innovative thinking of our researchers and their creative, leading-edge research projects across a variety of disciplines.”


Insight Development Grants:                                                                                  

Gauvin Bailey (Art History) - $63,989 - Art and Architecture in a Paper Empire: Utopianism and Intransigence in the French Atlantic World, 1608-1828.                       

Christopher Essert (Law) - $58,100 - Property at the Periphery: a legal-philosophical investigation into the nature of property rights by looking at questionable or peripheral cases of property, like intellectual property and information and intangibles.


Insight Grants:

Jean Coté (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies) - $450,000 - Transformational leadership in youth sport:  fostering youth development and long-term participation

Goce Andrevski (School of Business) - $136,417 - Strategic forbearance:  developing a theoretical framework for studying competitive forbearance – purposeful decisions to not act. Dr. Andrevski’s research examines the types of and the reasons behind forbearances and the cognitive process that leads to not acting. 

Nicholas Bala (Law) - $338,840 - Access to effective family justice:  improving outcomes for children and parents 

Leela Viswanathan (School of Urban and Regional Planning) - $438,199 - Enhancing Indigenous-municipal relations in the context of land-use planning in southern Ontario

Laura J. Cameron (Geography) - $109,110 - Recording nature:  the life geography of William W.H. Gunn

W. George Lovell (Geography) - $123,850 - Unions of Spaniards, Indians, and Africans:  the emergence of mixed-race populations in Guatemala

Joan M. Schwartz (Art History) - $186,845 - Canada:  photographic images and geographical imaginings in British North America, 1839-1889

Arthur Cockfield (Law) - $83,500 - A transaction cost perspective on Canada-United States cross-border tax information exchanges                      

David Murakami Wood (Surveillance Studies Centre) - $296,980 - Smarter cities:  ubiquitous surveillance, big data and urban management in Canada, the UK and the USA                      

Marie-Louise Viero (Economics) - $126,300 - Foundations for growing awareness in economic models

Huw Lloyd-Ellis - $101,573 (Economics) - Housing liquidity, mobility and the dynamics of house prices, home-ownership and inequality

Andrew Jainchill (History) - $67,107 - Sovereignty and reform in the early enlightenment          

Margaret Moore (Political Studies) - $104,211 - Corrective justice and land: an examination of claims for corrective justice in cases where individuals and groups have been expelled from land that they previously occupied.

Thorsten V. Koeppl (Economics) - $119,399 - Information acquisition in dark markets: why financial markets that rely on credit ratings are fragile and develop proposals for how to regulate the issuance and use of ratings to make such markets more stable.

Scott MacKenzie (Film and Media Studies) - $191,184 - The legacy of the Cold War: images in the circumpolar North and the profound role they play in the shaping of public discourse on the Arctic in the face of geopolitical debates about sovereignty, Indigenous rights and climate change.

Heather Castleden (Public Health Sciences) - $451,260 - Our Journey, Our Choice, Our Future: Applying a community-based research approach to identify, document, and understand the challenges and indicators of success associated with the Huu-ay-aht path to a modern Treaty with British Columbia and Canada.