FES Prof. Roger Keil among three York U researchers awarded SSHRC Connection Grants



Three York University professors have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grants, each worth approximately $25,000.

The recipients are Professor Roger Keil, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Tier 1 York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies; Professor Carolyn Podruchny, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; and Professor Poonam Puri, Osgoode Hall Law School.

“York University is delighted with the success of our researchers in a competition whose aim is to create vital connections among researchers in exciting and important areas of research,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation at York University.

“I want to congratulate today’s award recipients of the Connection Grants − Professors Roger Keil, Carolyn Podruchny and Poonam Puri − and wish them every success as they move forward with their research projects,” added Haché.

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Event details

Roger Keil – After Suburbia: Extended Urbanization and Life on the Planet’s Periphery

Roger Keil

Roger Keil

Scheduled for October 19 to 21, this is the final conference of a series marking seven years of suburban scholarship. It is part of the multiyear project, the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) Global Suburbanism: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century.

This conference will bring together four categories of participants:

  • Leading scholars of suburbanization and suburbanisms with a global profile – the keynote presenters;
    • International scholars associated with MCRI;
    • Toronto-based urban policy and planning professionals and practitioners; and
    • Graduate students who will present their own work in a pre-conference.

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