Faculty members secure research funding

From curriculum development for Indigenous youth, pandemic resiliency measures for municipalities, to studying transnational justice and impacts on Indigenous health, several Windsor Law faculty members have been successful in securing funding that will advance its long-standing reputation for research.

Professors Beverly Jacobs and Kristen Thomasen are part of a team led by McMaster University that aims to build a technology-based resilience curriculum for Indigenous youth. The research team received a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in the spring of this year.

Professor Anneke Smit, director of the Centre for Cities, is part of a University of Windsor interdisciplinary research team that will aim to understand the spread of COVID-19 and recommend actions for municipalities to improve their resiliency to respond and recover from future pandemic scenarios. The grant was awarded by WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services at the University of Windsor.

Professor Sujith Xavier received an Explore Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for his project, “Public Law, Administrative Law & Transitional Justice: A Study of Canada and Sri Lanka.” Similarly, Professor Beverly Jacobs received a Connection Grant from SSHRC for her project, "Impacts of Industrial and Resource Development on the Wholistic Health of the Mohawk Peoples of Akwesasne: Community Meetings.”

“It’s wonderful to see Windsor Law faculty members receive not only significant funding but recognition for these excellent projects, all of which have an important place in legal research and the development of policy,” says Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) Laverne Jacobs.

Learn more about Windsor Law research accomplishments on our Research webpage.

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