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Impact Awards

September 13, 2017

Governor General to Celebrate Canada’s Top Social Sciences
and Humanities Researchers

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 6 p.m.

The annual SSHRC Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship supported by SSHRC. The following awards will be presented during the ceremony: 

  • Gold Medal
  • Talent Award
  • Insight Award
  • Connection Award
  • Partnership Award

The ceremony will also showcase last June’s top five winners of the SSHRC’s annual Storytellers competition, who were selected from among 25 finalists in a national challenge to find innovative ways to communicate the impact of social sciences and humanities research.

The names of the award recipients will be announced on the morning of the ceremony. For more information on the announcement of the recipients, or on SSHRC programs and awards, visit


Members of the media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony. 

Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell)

Yoan St-Onge
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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