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September 29, 2005 11:13 ET

Minister Efford Announces $970,056 for New SSHRC Fellowships and Canada Graduate Scholarships for Newfoundland and Labrador Students

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 29, 2005) - The Honourable R. John Efford, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced $970,056 in funding to support 25 fellowships and Canada Graduate scholarships in Newfoundland and Labrador. This funding is provided through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Minister Efford made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable David L. Emerson, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for SSHRC, who today announced a total investment of $96 million in 55 universities across the country to support the appointment of over 2,300 fellowships and scholarships.

"This investment is allowing more than 2,000 Canadian students to carry out research at universities across Canada and around the world," said Minister Emerson. "These students will become our next generation of leaders, applying the knowledge and insight they gain through research to sharpening Canada's competitive edge in all sectors of society."

Julia Temple of Memorial University in Newfoundland is among the recipients of a SSHRC graduate scholarship. Her research will examine the workload of elementary teachers as an occupational health issue. This project will provide insight into health issues related to teaching and help address concerns over increasing work demands.

"These fellowships and scholarships are critical to the research success of some of Newfoundland and Labrador's most talented students, and I take this opportunity to congratulate them," said Minister Efford. "The research being funded as a result of today's announcement will produce new social and cultural-based knowledge that will help Canadians in all parts of this country and in all walks of life."

SSHRC is an independent federal government agency that funds university-based research and graduate training through national peer-review competitions. SSHRC also partners with public and private sector organizations to focus research and aid the development of better policies and practices in key areas of Canada's social, cultural and economic life.

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