Eight researchers receive SSHRC 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships

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.