October 6, 2013

SSHRC Grant Award Recipients – Beer, Lowry, Mathieu

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Two Emily Carr faculty have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants in the latest round of applications. This is a success rate of 40% higher than most Universities.

Associate Professor Paul Mathieu was awarded $136,400 for a three-year Partnership grant with the Australian National University in Canberra, the Nanjing Art Institute, and industrial partner Huaguang Zibo Factory in China. The project, “China-Australia-Canada Ceramics and the Archive Research, Industrial Partnership”, unites creative, scholarly, and technical expertise to combine two forms of archives – ceramics and digital technologies – to develop new models of historical preservation of otherwise fleeting events and experiences.

Professor Ruth Beer, Principal Investigator, along with co-applicants Glen Lowry and Kit Grauer of UBC, was awarded $310,803 for a four-year Insight grant.  The project, “Trading Routes: Grease Trails, Oil Pipelines”, is a Research/Creation project focused on the intersecting geographies of aboriginal trade routes, the Coast Salish “grease trails,” and the proposed Alberta-British Columbia oil pipeline. Sadira Rodrigues is a collaborator on the project.

Congratulations, Paul, Ruth and Glen on this wonderful achievement!  We look forward to the development of these projects.

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