2011 SSHRC Grant Success for CLTS Faculty

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011

Professors Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves, and Professor Teresa Scassa are co-principal investigators on two Partnership Development Grants of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Professors Valerie Steeves and Jane Bailey are co-principal investigators on a project entitled “The eGirls Project.” This project will explore the ways in which girls and young women incorporate digital media into their lives in an effort to allow them to better contribute to the critical analysis and policy debates regarding online social spaces. The partnership is made up of Canadian and U.S. academics, the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS), the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and the Media Awareness Network (MNet). The grant, worth $199,992, is based at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.

Another Partnership Development Grant has been awarded to Professor Teresa Scassa and Professor D. R. Fraser Taylor of Carleton University, who are co-principal investigators on a project entitled “Mapping the Legal Policy Boundaries of Digital Cartography.” The project seeks to collaboratively address the challenges of developing a pragmatic regulatory framework for geographic information management in Canada. The research will contribute to improving strategies and public policies for mapping Canada. Collaborators on the project include Director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) David Fewer, Professors Michael Geist and Elizabeth Judge, and Dr. Chidi Oguamanam, who joined the Faculty of Law in July 2011. The partners involved are uOttawa’s CLTS, Carleton’s Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC), and Natural Resources Canada. The grant, worth $199,850, is based at Carleton University.

SSHRC is a federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Standard Research Grants support high-quality independent programs of research proposed by scholars and judged by their peers. Partnership Development Grants advance research and knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership.

Congratulations to all grant recipients!

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