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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

(Clark, Ian D.; Moran, Greg; Skolnik, Michael L.; Trick, David. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 2009.)

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Through its programs and policies, the Council enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society. Created by an act of Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a Council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. Research in the social sciences and humanities advances knowledge and builds understanding about individuals, groups and societies—what we think, how we live and how we interact with each other and the world around us. Knowledge and understanding inform discussion on critical social, cultural, economic, technological, environmental and wellness issues and provide communities, businesses and governments the foundation for a vibrant and healthy democracy. Through research and training programs, SSHRC fosters the development of talented and creative people who become leaders across the private and public sectors and who are critical to Canada’s success in the globalized 21st century
     
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

(Clark, Ian D.; Moran, Greg; Skolnik, Michael L.; Trick, David. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 2009.)

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Through its programs and policies, the Council enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society. Created by an act of Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a Council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. Research in the social sciences and humanities advances knowledge and builds understanding about individuals, groups and societies—what we think, how we live and how we interact with each other and the world around us. Knowledge and understanding inform discussion on critical social, cultural, economic, technological, environmental and wellness issues and provide communities, businesses and governments the foundation for a vibrant and healthy democracy. Through research and training programs, SSHRC fosters the development of talented and creative people who become leaders across the private and public sectors and who are critical to Canada’s success in the globalized 21st century.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 2, 2011


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