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Royal Roads University doctoral candidates awarded $180,000 through Mitacs

October 26, 2018
Ali Blythe

Mitacs has awarded $180,000 in Accelerate grants to three Royal Roads University Doctor of Social Sciences candidates for their innovative research in speciesism, Canadian curriculum in China and Indigenous methods of healing.

Marie Mihalicz was awarded $90,000 to examine Indigenous methods of healing as a way toward a sustainable, holistic youth program for remote and rural communities, particularly northern Saskatchewan, where the Indigenous population has experienced epidemic suicide rates.

Ranjana Basu was awarded $75,000 to research discrimination based on animal species as a social justice issue in the context of social work.

Liton Furukawa was awarded $15,000 to explore the challenges and opportunities of using a Canadian kindergarten model in China, including curriculum tensions and international business model transition.

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that supports multi-disciplinary, research-based innovation.