Eight postdoctoral fellows (PDFOs) have received the 2020 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for their research. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and provide $45,000 per year for a two-year term.
The fellowship also provides supplementary funding for researchers working opn joint initiatives in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. Two of the PDFOs are currently working in Faculty of Arts; the remaining six will be arriving at UBC to begin their research in September.
|Name||Research proposal||Funding amount|
|Michelle Bauer||Exploring children's perspectives on outdoor risky play and neighborhood safety in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada||$90,000|
|Timothy Bourns||The Nature of Emotion in Medieval Romance||$45,000|
|Simon Lafontaine (Faculty of Arts, Sociology)||Loneliness and the Capacity for Creative Action||$90,000|
|Jessica Lapp||Caring for Surrogate Bodies: Exploring Digital Records Conception||$90,000|
|Neil Nunn||Industrial primacy, colonial constraint, and false promises of environmental protection: An historical analysis of the Fisheries Act in BC||$90,000|
|Katerina Rnic (Faculty of Arts, Psychology)||A multi-method approach to examining the cognitive basis of emotion regulation and its impact on personal and interpersonal well-being||$90,000|
|Aren Roukema||Augmentation and evolution: race and the emergence of the superhuman mind in Anglo-American science and culture||$90,000|
|Samin Aref||The migration of scholars: Personal and professional factors driving academics to move to and from Canada during 1996-2020||$90,000|
For more information on how to apply, eligibility requirements or evaluation of applications, visit the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships page.
The full list of award winners is available on the Government of Canada website.