News & Updates

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has a vibrant and diverse research community - there's lots going on! Ensuring that researchers and staff are informed of changes in research administration is critical. The follow pages contain news and updates related to matters such as regular policy and procedural changes as well as those connected to unusual conditions such as emergencies.

Name Change for SIRI & RGCS

As of April 19, 2022, the merger of the offices of Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) and Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) has been approved. The title for the new unit is Research Initiatives & Services (RIS). 


The HSS Dean's Office is closely monitoring and adhering to the University's guidelines and institutional responses, and those of funding sponsors concerning COVID-19. For more information pertaining to the impact of COVID-19 on research within the faculty, and for faculty-specific information, please read more.

2020 Changes

Over the course of 2020, there will be a number of important changes to external and internal research policies. As these changes come into effect, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will revise and implement any related new procedures as directed by Research Initiatives & Services (formerly Research Grants and Contract Services / RGCS). More information can be found  here.

Upcoming Deadlines

June 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM

NSERC: Discovery Horizons

EOI/LOI/NOI Deadline anticipated

June 16, 2024