SSHRC Impact Awards


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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Award Details

The SSHRC Impact Awards are designed to build on and sustain Canada’s research-based knowledge culture in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities. The awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC.

UBC is limited to one nomination per award, so the Office of the VP Research & Innovation is seeking nominations and will coordinate an internal selection process for the Gold Medal, Insight, Connection and Partnership Awards

Self-nominations are not permitted. To nominate a colleague for internal selection, please submit a 250-word rationale and the nominee’s updated UBC CV to Stephanie O’Neill (stephanie.oneill@ubc.caby 4 pm on January 31, 2024. 

Departments, divisions, institutes, schools and faculties are strongly encouraged to embed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) considerations in their nomination strategies.

Before considering a nomination, please carefully review the SSHRC criteria and instructions


  • The AVP Research and Innovation and/or an adjudication committee will review all preliminary selection materials.
  • Candidates/teams selected to advance will be notified in mid-February.
  • Selected candidates/teams will complete the full package for submission to SSHRC. The VPRI will provide nomination development support, including editorial review of the nomination documents.
  • Institutional sign-off will be provided by the VP Research & Innovation.
  • The VPRI Office will submit the final nomination to SSHRC before the April 1, 2024 deadline.

Questions? Contact Stephanie O’Neill, Award Nomination Development Officer, SSH

Previous Award Winners


  • Andrew Martindale, Connection Award (Anthropology)


  • Rashid Sumaila, Partnership Award (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries / School of Public Policy and Global Affairs)


  • Karen Bakker, Connection Award (Geography)


  • Janet Werker, Gold Medal (Psychology)

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