Local MPs to celebrate social science and humanities funding recipients at Brock

MEDIA RELEASE: 8 February 2019 – R00021

Understanding teens who are struggling with pressures to be perfect. Uncovering a buried shipyard from a chapter in St. Catharines’ maritime past. Documenting how children with reading disabilities deal with their challenges in creative ways.

These are some of the innovative research projects Brock University faculty and student researchers are pursuing thanks to funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

To celebrate the recipients of this SSHRC federal government funding, Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey and St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle will visit Brock University on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

They will meet with recipients to learn more about their research and scholarship and tour two labs, one conducting the St. Catharines Shickluna shipyard research and another lab studying perfectionism in adolescence.

SSHRC is a Canadian federal research-funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

What: Visit to Brock University by Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey and St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle

When: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Scotiabank Atrium, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Brock University

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University ddakin@brocku.ca, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970

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