The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded two Concordia Faculty of Arts and Science professors nearly $5 million combined in research funding.

Erica Lehrer, professor of history at Concordia University and University of Michigan Anthropology alumna, and Kim Sawchuk, professor of communication studies, are recipients of SSHRC Partnership Grants each worth approximately $2.5 million over seven years. The council’s website explains that the grants “support formal partnerships between academic researchers, businesses and other partners that will advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance.”

Paula Wood-Adams, interim vice-president of research and graduate studies, says she looks forward to seeing how their work progresses over the coming years.

“For Concordia to receive two of these prestigious awards is really a testament to the calibre of their research and the innovative vision that Kim and Erica have for their projects.”