Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight grants announced

June 29, 2018
Cindy MacDougall

Royal Roads faculty researchers have been awarded three grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The grants, which have a value of more than $300,000, were awarded through SHHRC’s Insight Program. This program aims “to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.”

Prof. Leslie King, Insight Grant for the Northern Knowledge for Resilience, Sustainable Environments and Adaptation in Coastal Communities (NORSEACC) project

School of Environment and Sustainability Prof. Leslie King has received an Insight Grant to investigate the role of knowledge and governance in resilience and adaptation to rapid environmental and social change in northern coastal communities. The project value is $225,000, with $177,000 awarded by SSHRC.

King is working with Dr. Astrid Ogilvie, senior scientist with the Stefansson Arctic Institute, along with a team of international researchers.

NORSEACC will be conducted simultaneously in four countries over four years. The research aims to increase knowledge concerning the consequences of climate and social changes and to use that knowledge to create strategies to respond to these challenges.

Prof. Carolin Rekar Munro, Insight Grant to study the next generation of business leaders

School of Business Prof. Carolin Rekar Munro has been awarded an Insight Grant to study how international organizations are preparing for emerging Generation Y leaders, who bring a distinct set of expectations and behaviours to the workplace. The project value is $91,000, with $78,000 awarded by SSHRC.

Renkar Munro’s research will examine the skills this generation needs to lead on the international stage; what initiatives organizations have created and what ones are needed to attract, develop and retain this generation’s leadership talent; and what these younger leaders hope to change in international business practise.

Prof. Frances Jørgensen, Insight Grant to explore presenteeism and workplace accidents

School of Business Prof. Frances Jørgensen has been awarded an Insight Grant to explore the relationships between presenteeism (working despite illness) in frontline service employees and workplace accidents in multiple industries in British Columbia. The project value is $69,000, with $55,000 awarded by SSHRC.

Jørgensen is collaborating with Assoc. Prof. Adelle Bish of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; Assist. Prof. Mette Noesgaard of the University of Southern Denmark; and Professor Stephen Teo of Edith Cowen University.

The research aims to identify whether social and organizational support influence employees who work while ill in frontline positions.