The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is funding this research. It is a federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, the Council enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.
Research in the social sciences and humanities advances knowledge and builds understanding about individuals, groups and societies- what we think, how we live and how we interact with each other and the world around us.
The Council also funds university-based research/ creation in the Visual Arts.
SSHRC fosters the development of talented and creative people who become leaders across the private and public sectors and who are critical to Canada’s success in the globalized 21st Century.