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SSHRC IDG funded in 2017: If people learn to speak the same language, can broken communication be avoided? Both research and anecdotal evidence tell us “no”. In contrast to language differences, differences in speaking styles are far more difficult to detect. Although knowledge of different...
SSHRC grant awarded 2016: The objective of this project is to study and improve fundraising strategies. We will focus on what influences giving, in particular, the impact of involvement with the charity, fundraiser events, and the influence of social media. The proposed research will bridge the...
SShrc IG awarded 2013: Our project examines the reconfiguration of feminist activism in and for the 21st century through digital technologies. We do so in a case study of German "popfeminist" protest and performance art culture. The objective is to interrogate how the "Do it Yourself" (DIY)...
SSHRC IG awarded 2016: The objectives of the proposed study are: 1] To test the validity of a widely-used model of reading fluency longitudinally (from Grade 1 to Grade 5) and across languages varying in orthographic consistency (English, Dutch, and Greek); 2] To examine the role of...
SSHRC IG awarded 2013: The character of contemporary life depends fundamentally on oil -- an accessible, easy to store, easy to transport, and rich source of energy that has created the material conditions for manufacturing economies, global trade, large-scale human population growth,...
On Energy Humanities: Contributions from the humanities, social sciences and arts to understanding energy transition and energy impasseDownload
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant awarded 2015: The dominant form of energy of any given era shapes the characteristics and capacities of societies in an essential way; energy is a key aspect of the fabric of our social experience, and not just a neutral input that helps run the engines of our...
Insight Grant funded in 2017. the world of the present is a 'Petroculture', where cultural, economic, ideological, legal and political relationships --locally and globally-- have been shaped by oil and its networks of power. Energy transition demands social transformation. This research is...
SSHRC awarded 2012: This project aims to gather new scientific insights, foster civic deliberation, facilitate learning, and explore energy choices in Canada. Our approach is innovative, comparative, interdisciplinary, and organized around three broad objectives, to: (1) use elicitation and...
SSHRC Insight grant awarded 2017: Despite scientific consensus about the environmental costs of petrocarbon use and increasing political desire for energy transition, our societies remain fully dependent on fossil fuels. This research explores the ability---or inability---of contemporary culture...
A comparative investigation of pedagogical possibilities of digital tools for family and school early literacy educationDownload
SSHRC Insight Grant awarded 2013: The proposed research aims to investigate shifts in digital literacy practices in school and home in sites in Canada and Australia and to examine factors that might impede and/or facilitate digital literacy development.