A number of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through their Insight Development Grants competition.
The funding was recently announced by the Government of Canada. More than $35 million was awarded to 585 research projects from 71 Canadian institutions.
A total of 36 projects led by UBC researchers received a total of more than $2 million. UBC researchers are co-applicants and contributors to an additional 16 projects led by researchers from other institutions.
Insight Development Grants support early stage research. The grants can be used to develop new research questions, but also to experiment with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects of up to two years proposed by individuals or teams.
Faculty of Medicine led projects
- The View From Here: Social Prescribing in Canada
Project Manager: Dr. Maureen Ashe (family practice)
Faculty of Medicine co-applicants: Dr. William Miller (Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy), Dr. William Mortenson (Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy), Dr. Robert Petrella (family practice), Dr. Joseph Puyat (School of Population and Public Health/Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences), Dr. Brodie Sakakibara (Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy / Center for Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease, Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan)
Faculty of Medicine employees: Dr. Christie Newton (General Practitioner), Dr. Gurkirat Nijjar (General Practitioner)
- Social media and family communication: Exploring cultural perspectives
Project Manager: Dr. Julie Robillard (Medicine)
Projects with co-applicants and employees of the Faculty of Medicine
- Connecting in later life: Canadian older people’s perceptions and experiences regarding ICT, social isolation and loneliness
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. William Mortenson (Ergosciences and Occupational Therapy)
- Roles of Community Pharmacists in Collaborative Patient-Centered Care: A Social Network Analysis
Faculty of Medicine employee: Dr. Laura Nimmon (Ergosciences and Occupational Therapy)
- Civil society experiences of HIV-related public health risks
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. Andrea Krusi (Medicine)
- Collaborating to Model Culturally Inclusive Digital Parenting Resources for Racialized Families: Punjabi Kids’ Health
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. Mandeep Mahal (Pediatrics)
- Understanding end-user privacy questions to support informational self-determination
Faculty of Medicine co-applicant: Dr. Julie Robillard (Medicine)
- The development of the function of young people in the situation of vulnerability in the cadre de leur suivi au Garage à Musique, a specialized center for social pediatric medicine in the community
Faculty of Medicine employee: Dr. Adele Diamond (Psychiatry)