Memorial social sciences and arts students awarded scholarships and fellowships

Nov 14th, 2014

Krista Davidson

Memorial social sciences and arts students awarded scholarships and fellowships

A group of graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students at Memorial have received more than $1 million in funding from a Canadian research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

Twenty-six Memorial University students are among the 2,500 recipients of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) scholarships and fellowships programs. The Memorial students received a combined total of $1,127,000.

SSHRC announced an investment of $118 million to support Canada’s most promising scholars and students in the fields of social sciences and humanities on Nov. 7. 

A complete list of all scholarship and fellowship winners follow at the end of this release.

The fellowships and scholarships provided by SSHRC’s Talent Program contribute to building the knowledge and talent essential for Canada in the 21st century’s culture of innovation.

“This is a significant investment by one of the top federal funding agencies and speaks to the calibre of talent of Memorial’s students,” said Dr. Ray Gosine, vice-president (research), pro tempore. “Memorial is proud to recognize and support this opportunity for the future leaders of Newfoundland and Labrador, and beyond.”

Fifteen students from the Faculty of Arts and one student from the Faculty of Education were awarded Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – Master’s Scholarships, for a combined total of $280,000. The scholarships program, which helps develop research skills, supports 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and SSHRC.

“These scholarships and fellowships will provide Memorial’s graduate students with the opportunity and freedom to pursue research that will build upon and enhance our future understanding of the world,” said Dr. Faye Murrin, dean, School of Graduate Studies, pro tempore.

Five doctoral students from the Faculty of Arts were awarded with a combined total of $525,000 as part of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – Doctoral Scholarships, and three were awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships, with a combined value of $160,000. The graduate scholarships program and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships program aim to support training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.

Two Memorial post-doctoral students were awarded with SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowships for a combined total of $162,000; the fellowship program supports the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assists them in establishing a research base at an important time in their careers.


About the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.


 Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Student Scholarships – Master’s Program

 Faculty of Education

  •  Camille Fouillard, Lend an ear: voice and tipatshimuna in my collaborations with the Labrador Innu

Faculty of Arts

  •  Ashley Baker, Department of Psychology, From cadet to cop: modelling police officer success
  • Lucas Cober, Department of Religious Studies, Disability as ignorance: the theological use of blindness in the biblical tradition
  • Adrian Forsythe, Humanities Program, Individual freedom and state neutrality: secularism and multiculturalism in the Quebec charter
  • Maile Graham-Laidlaw, Ethnomusicology Program, The Kaua'i Music Festival: growing the music industry on the Garden Isle
  • Lucy MacDonald, Department of Political Science, Canada and climate migrants
  • Iain McCurdy, Department of English Language & Literature, Bite on the fake
  • Sarah Messer, Department of Philosophy, An investigation of the relations between Immanuel Kant’s geography and theory of knowledge
  • Laura Moncion, Humanities Program, Divine androgyny/queerness in Neoplatonism: SSHRC CGS master’s proposal
  • Tricia Munkittrick, Department of Archaeology, Diet and geographic origins of British Royal Navy sailors: isotope signatures of skeletal remains from the Southside Naval Hospital Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Katherine Nicoll, Department of Linguistics, Transitivity alternations in noun incorporation constructions in Labrador Inuttut
  • Joshua Smee, Department of Political Science, Building connections: political participation, social capital and the built environment in St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Gina Snooks, Department of Gender Studies, Being Mi'kmaq: reconstructing identity and tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Pamela Stuart, Department of Gender Studies, Decolonizing Canada: the frack turing of indigenous women’s citizenship
  • Emma Tennier-Stuart, Department of Folklore, Canadians, Newfoundlanders and the (re)discovery of Scottish ethnicity
  • Anatolijs Venovcevs, Department of Archaeology, Predictive modeling of transhumant forager-fisher wintering sites

Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program - Doctoral Scholarships

  •  Kyla Bruff, Department of Philosophy, Immanent, pre-personal life: Deleuze's return to Schelling through French spiritualism
  • John Michael Davis, Department of Geography, Defining an e-waste fair trade
  • Glenn Patterson, Ethnomusicology Program, Sounds from the coast: music, memory, and senses of place on the Gaspe coast
  • Asta Rand, Department of Archaeology, Ancient Maya residential mobility on the Vaca Plateau: evidence from multiple isotopes
  • Brittany Roberts, Department of Folklore, The architecture of domestic service in St. John’s, Newfoundland

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Program

  • Cheryll Fitzpatrick, Department of Psychology, Math confusion or mass confusion: it depends on the situation
  • Paula Graham, Department of Sociology, Funny looking politics: a study of satirical images used in Canadian political activism
  • Erica Woolridge, Department of Linguistics, Implicational relationships in phonological acquisition: a longitudinal, cross-linguistic investigation

SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowships Program

  •  Mark Leeming, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Thinking green: radical environmentalism in Canada 1970-1998
  • Nancy Martin, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Arms and the Newfoundlander: First World War fiction and life-writing in Newfoundland




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