Recognizing top researchers

Recognizing top researchers

Queen’s University receives $2.1 million in funding from SSHRC.

By Anne Craig

September 9, 2016


Twenty-two Queen’s University researchers have received $2.1 million in research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight program. The goal of the Insight program is to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.

Queen’s recipients are:
Insight Grants
Chris Bongie - $68,499
Allen Head - $140,759
Cathleen Hoeniger - $58,850
Alice Hovorka - $252,863
Fiona Kay - $168,079
Ceren Kolsarici - $110,965
Rachel Laforest - $117,387
Katherine McKittrick - $159,709
Elaine Power - $180,551
Matthew Reeve - $68,721
Darryl Robinson - $91,324
Hongfei Sun - $113,845
Veikko Thiele - $90,518

Insight Development Grants
Brant Abbott - $66,022
Julia Brook - $63,739
Jacob Brower - $40,540
Paul Calluzzo - $59,480
Anthony Goerzen - $54,150
Yu Hou - $66,030
Sharday Mosurinjohn - $21,165
Fabio Moneta - $52,916
Grégoire Webber - $58,181

“Insight grants are aimed at supporting influential research projects that tackle various societal challenges and offer progressive solutions with cultural, social, and economic benefits,” says Dr. Steven Liss, Vice Principal (Research). “This funding is a testament to our researchers’ vibrant, innovative thinking and their creative, leading-edge research projects.”

Insight Grant funding supports long-term research initiatives for both emerging and established scholars. Successful recipients include:

Alice Hovorka (Geography and Planning, $252,863) - Dr. Hovorka is studying animal governance strategies - including conservation - to better understand human-animal relations.

Fiona Kay (Sociology, $168,079) - Dr. Kay’s research focuses on employment transitions among professionals late in their careers with a focus on women’s attrition from the legal profession.

Elaine Power (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, $180,551) - Dr. Power is studying how Canadian municipalities can enhance the right to food for their citizens.

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. Successful recipients include:

Brant Abbott (Economics, $66,022) - Dr. Abbott is studying how much of the uncertainty a person faces with respect to their future lifetime income is due to the diverse effects of the growth process as opposed to other factors, such as changes in health status.

Yu Hou (School of Business, $66,030) - Dr. Hou is investigating audit office switches within the same audit firms which could lead to more favourable audit opinions.

For more information about the Insight program, visit the website.