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Law professors awarded Partnership Engage Grants

Professors Sujith Xavier and Tess Sheldon

Two Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant applications have been awarded to Windsor Law professors Sujith Xavier and Tess Sheldon, respectively. Professor Xavier’s grant, "Paths to Justice: International Legal Strategies for Accountability,” will investigate legal strategies for paths to international accountability in post-conflict jurisdictions. Professor Xavier will assume the role of co-investigator on the year-long project, alongside University College London Professor Kate Cronin-Furman.

"We are thrilled to embark on this project with the help of two students from Windsor Law's JD and LLM program," says Professor Xavier. 

Professor Sheldon’s grant, “COVID-19 and Access to Justice for People with Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Legal Analysis of the Barriers, Risks and Responses in Ontario's Congregate Care Settings,” will investigate the experience of persons with disabilities in Ontario’s congregate care settings during the pandemic. Professor Sheldon will assume the role of co-investigator on the year-long project, alongside Dr. Ruby Dhand from Thompson Rivers University. 

“We are delighted to contribute to the creation of disability-informed policy and law reform recommendations to COVID-19,” says Professor Sheldon. 

The Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. 

In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

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