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SOSA scholars scoop SSHRCs

Posted by SOSA Webteam on June 7, 2018 in News, Awards, Research

SOSA scholars scooped three Insight Grants to fund their research projects this year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils in Canada.

Dr. Karen Foster won funding for her project Seeing a future in it: Generations and work in Atlantic Canada. She aims to understand what is happening in independent, family-owned enterprises in rural communities, explain what is at stake in their survival, and shed light on what might be done to deal with rural depopulation and the “crisis” of occupational succession. SOSA Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Apostle is a collaborator on her research.

Roaming further from home, Dr. Martha Radice will explore what people's participation in carnival culture can tell us about the anthropology of happiness in her research project Grasping joy: New-wave carnival krewes in New Orleans.  

Meanwhile, in cyberspace, Dr. Chris Helland will be investigating the virtual reality of Tibetan Buddhism on his research project The cyber Lama and the virtual Sangha: Assessing the reach and impact of online religious authority within the Tibetan diaspora tradition.

Read more about Dalhousie's SSHRC-funded scholars here.