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UBC SPPH researchers leading two projects supported by SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Jun 10, 2024 |

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $51 million to support 90 research partnerships across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants, provides researchers from different disciplines and postsecondary institutions the opportunity to work together on challenging topics and research questions in social sciences and humanities.

The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) researchers are among the UBC awardees of funding through the Partnership Development Grants. A total of nine projects led by UBC researchers were awarded $1.7 million in combined funding.

UBC researchers are also co-applicants and collaborators on multiple projects led by researchers at other universities receiving support through the Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants programs.


Anne Gadermann
RISE-UP: Resilience, Insights, and Strategies for Empowering Youth around Climate change Using Participatory Approaches
Co-applicants: Emily Jenkins (UBC), Eva Oberle (UBC), Johanna Sam (UBC)
Collaborators: Annie Smith, Evelyn McGowan and Katherine Horton (The McCreary Centre Society)
Partners: Human Early Learning Partnership, The University of British Columbia, The McCreary Centre Society


Brenda Poon
Connecting the disconnected: Building capacity and partnerships in communities to promote equitable and accessible early years social-emotional supports for families
Co-applicants: Jessie-Lee McIsaac (Mount Saint Vincent University), Patricia Johnston (University of Calgary), Rodney Knight (Université de Montréal)
Collaborators: Cherry Wong (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House), Hélène Dufour (Island Health), Liza Bautista (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House) Maya Graves-Bacchus (United Way), Mimi Rennie (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House), Orion Warje (Fraser Health Authority) Prabhnoor Deol (South Vancouver Neighbourhood House)
Partners: Foundation for a Path Forward, Fraser Health Authority, Human Early Learning Partnership, Island Health, South Vancouver Family Place, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, United Way, Vancouver School Board, Westcoast Family Centres, Women Transforming Cities


Read the announcement by UBC Research + Innovation.