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Lanny Zrill receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Congratulations to Lanny Zrill, Economics Department Instructor, for successfully securing a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant! Lanny’s research will analytically and empirically investigate “attention”, such that it can be incorporated into the analyses of “choice”. The main goal of this project is to develop an experimental methodology for collecting richer data sets that can be used to identify and measure attention in more general economics settings than has been done previously. This is of practical interest for research where inferences related to choice in economic studies may be compromised by the inability to accurately measure attention or effort.

Examples of currently open grant opportunities:
As part of the National Housing Strategy, a Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN) will be created to support sector innovation and new housing. This will be a joint initiative between Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC). The CHRN will be an independent, Canada-wide collaboration of academics and community partners focused on holistic research of housing conditions, needs and outcomes. Grants are available up to $80,000.

Translink’s New Mobility Research Grant Program (NMRG) provides research grants of up to $50,000 to well-defined projects undertaken by B.C. post-secondary researchers and their partners.
NMRG projects may range from one year to two years in duration and can span a range of disciplines, including, engineering, planning and policy, urban design, computer science, environmental and resource science, business, psychology, sociology, and economics.

Kelly Sveinson is the Chair of the Applied Research Centre and is happy to discuss your research and scholarship thoughts. (

Margaret Heldman
Chair, Scholarly Activity Steering Committee (SASC)
Associate Vice-President, Academic

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