The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has named York University’s Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé as a finalist for its prestigious 2018 Impact Award in the Partnership Category. Carla Lipsig-Mummé is a Professor of Work and Labour Studies at York University, and the Principal Investigator of the seven-year SSHRC grant titled “Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change: Canada in International Perspective.”
Announcing the finalists, SSHRC said the annual Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements from outstanding researchers and students in social sciences and humanities research, research training, knowledge mobilization and scholarship funded partially or completely by SSHRC.
Selected by a jury composed of renowned experts from academia and the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, the Impact Awards finalists embody the very best ideas and research about people, human thought and behaviour, and culture—helping us understand and improve the world around us, today and into the future, according to SSHRC.
The Partnership Award recognizes a SSHRC-funded formal partnership for its outstanding achievement in advancing research, research training or knowledge mobilization, or developing a new partnership approach to research and/or related activities. It is awarded to a partnership that, through mutual co-operation and shared intellectual leadership and resources, has demonstrated impact and influence within and/or beyond the social sciences and humanities research community.
In addition to Carla Lipsig-Mummé of York University, the other nominees are Jonathan Crush of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Jack Quarter of the University of Toronto. The winners in each category—Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership, as well as the Gold Medal recipient, will receive their awards at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.