Prof Carolyn Podruchny MISHA | 2017-07-07 | Photo-illustration

Researcher Carolyn Podruchny awarded SSHRC Connection Grant for Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute


Three York University professors have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grants, each worth approximately $25,000.

“York University is delighted with the success of our researchers in a competition whose aim is to create vital connections among researchers in exciting and important areas of research,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation at York University.

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Carolyn Podruchny – Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute (MISHI) 2017

Carolyn Podruchny

Carolyn Podruchny

Running from August 14 to 18, the Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute (MISHI) will bring together 29 participants. Professors, graduate students, Elders and local experts will explore how places can be used as sources for the Anishinaabe history of Manitoulin Island, located in northern Lake Huron in Ontario.

MISHI 2017 has two goals. First, participants will study Anishinaabe history on Manitoulin Island and its surrounding environs. Second, participants will work for the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) on organizing, digitizing and transcribing parts of the OCF oral history collection with the long-term goal of publishing an anthology; recording interviews with local Elders; and creating teaching modules of Anishinaabe history.

In addition to Professor Carolyn Podruchny, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, there are two other recipients at York of SSHRC Connection Grants: Professor Roger Keil, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Tier 1 York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies, and Professor Poonam Puri, Osgoode Hall Law School.

To learn more about Connection Grants, visit the SSHRC website.

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