SSHRC Launch of SSHRC Digital Campaign

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Sponsor: Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Description: SSHRC is delighted to announce the launch of a new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) digital campaign highlighting the compelling work of SSHRC-funded researchers who are generating insights and impacts on issues that matter to Canadians.

Entitled Real Insight. Real Impact. Real Purpose. the campaign focuses on issues of top priority and concerns to Canadians including economic vulnerability, climate change and the environment, pandemic and wellness, cybersecurity and Indigenous reconciliation. Social sciences and humanities researchers are investigating and shedding light on these and other key issues every day and their research is catalyzing viable solutions.

You are invited to visit the campaign website to meet these researchers, who we will be spotlighting over the coming months on our social media channels, including: Kate Choi from Western University, whose research is leading to more effective tailored policy solutions for pandemic responses in low-income communities with higher shares of racialized and immigrant residents; Benoît Dupont, from the Université de Montréal, who is looking at how to make businesses and parapublic organizations more resilient to cyber attacks; and Frank Deer from the University of Manitoba who is examining how public schools across Manitoba deliver Indigenous language programming, the challenges they face and how they can improve their curricula to revitalize Indigenous languages and culture.

The campaign will run from September 2022 to April 2023 and promotion will be hooked, where possible, to significant national and international days. Meanwhile, we will leverage our ongoing partnership with The Conversation Canada to encourage published articles by some of the featured scholars. We are very pleased to feature this important research as part of SSHRC’s digital campaign showcasing the contributions of the social sciences and humanities to shaping a positive future for Canadians and the world!

Here’s how you can help us share these impactful profiles of social sciences and humanities research:

  • From SSHRC’s campaign website – use the share icon positioned beside each profile, enabling you to share on your social media platforms. We encourage you to use the hashtags #RealInsight and #SSHRCFunded in any original social posts you create.
  • From SSHRC’s social media accounts—from today and continuing over several months — we will be regularly posting campaign content on our Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Please follow and share our posts.
  • Consider featuring additional SSHRC-funded research stories from across all regions of Canada and adding the hashtags noted above.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.