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September 29, 2005 12:38 ET

Minister Goodale Announces $1.06 Million for New SSHRC Fellowships and Canada Graduate Scholarships for Saskatchewan Students

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 29, 2005) - The Honourable Ralph E. Goodale, Minister of Finance, today announced $1.06 million in funding to support 36 fellowships and Canada Graduate scholarships in Saskatchewan. This funding is provided through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). There are 25 recipients at the University of Saskatchewan and 11 at the University of Regina.

Minister Goodale 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.

"Since the year 2000, SSHRC has invested more than $2.7M into Saskatchewan's universities and colleges. This funding will allow student researchers at Saskatchewan's two universities to explore new ideas. They will help develop a better understanding of some of the most pressing regional, national and global issues," said Minister Goodale. "Congratulations to each of these students - I applaud your efforts to improve the way we live, learn and interact with each other through your research."

"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."

Corina Farbacher of the University of Saskatchewan is among the recipients of a SSHRC doctoral fellowship. Her research on youth gambling will allow for a clearer understanding of this issue by looking at shifting attitudes toward gambling and its increasing popularity. Ms. Farbacher will explore social, cultural and developmental issues influencing gambling among youth and how it fits in their lives.

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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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Ralph Goodale Minister of Finance
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