The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced new funding on May 29 for two Carleton University researchers through the Partnership Development Grant program.

The grants have been awarded to research teams led by Peter Andrée, Department of Political Science and Shelley Brown, Department of Psychology. The teams will receive nearly $200,000 each to support their research partnerships over three years, as they investigate challenging social sciences and humanities research topics.

Partnership Development Grants support formal partnerships between academic researchers, businesses and other partners that will advance knowledge and understanding of critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance.

“Partnerships allow for the exploration of groundbreaking ideas by bringing together Canada’s top researchers and organizations,” said The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “The government is proud to invest in Canada’s collaborative research spirit. Together, they foster existing partnerships or develop new ones that will fuel discoveries and innovations for a better tomorrow for all Canadians.”

Researchers awarded funding this round were:

Peter Andrée, Department of Political Science

Project: Living Relationships: Sharing Stories of Decolonizing Food System Transitions in Aotearoa and Canada

Andrée’s team will explore global food system sustainability challenges and how they are addressed through Indigenous-led, collaborative, and place-based initiatives in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Canada. These places share similar historical experiences of settler colonisation and ongoing efforts toward decolonising social, environmental and natural resource governance. The team will build a series of multimedia vignettes that share stories of food system transition initiatives to encourage wananga (shared learning) and korero (storytelling) within and between the communities where these initiatives are emerging—strengthening the impact of indigenous ways of knowing to respond to sustainability crises.

Shelley Brown, Department of Psychology

Project: Evaluating a New Model of Probation and Parole Supervision in Ontario

Brown’s team will evaluate a new evidence-based community supervision model for probation and parole sentences in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. The Core Correctional Practice Model was introduced to address high reoffending rates in Ontario. Brown will lead studies on three complex aspects of the model:

  1. Are clients changing as expected in rehabilitative domains?
  2. Are clients experiencing the model as intended?
  3. Does the Model reduce reoffending?

The project outcomes will help reduce cases of reoffending, enhance public safety, and improve the lives of justice-impacted people and their families.

See more research led by Peter Andrée and Shelley Brown.

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