SSHRC Impact Awards

  • October, 3, 2018, the Governor General presented the 2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
  • The annual SSHRC Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship supported by SSHRC.
  • The Connection Award was given to Jennifer Llewellyn, of Dalhousie University, one of the world's leading experts on restorative justice.
  • The ceremony also showcased June’s Final Five winners of SSHRC’s annual Storytellers competition. The first storyteller was Michiko Maruyama.
  • The Talent Award was given to Shane D. Neilson, a medical doctor-poet and SSHRC Vanier Scholar at McMaster University, working on the complexities of chronic pain.
  • The Insight Award was given to Tania Li, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Toronto, specializing in the effects of human and industry interactions with the environment.
  • The Connection Award was given to Jennifer Llewellyn, of Dalhousie University, one of the world's leading experts on restorative justice.
  • The Partnership Award was given to Carla Lipsig-Mummé, of York University, a pioneer in the area of labour, workplaces and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
  • This year’s Gold Medal recipient is Université de Montréal philosopher and leading thinker in the humanities, Jean Grondin. He has advanced knowledge in the fields of German philosophy, metaphysics and hermeneutics ̶ the theory of interpretation ̶ with wi
  • The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science and Sport, delivered closing remarks.