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UBC Sauder faculty awarded over $1.4M in SSHRC and NSERC grants for 2021

Posted 2021-06-15

This week marked the announcement by the Government of Canada of a major investment of more than $635 million for research, which included 12 faculty members of the UBC Sauder School of Business receiving over $1.4 million in grants through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grant programs. Projects led by UBC researchers and new and renewed UBC Canada Research Chairs were awarded approximately $48 million of this announced investment.


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants

SSHRC Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.  Stable support for long-term research initiatives is central to advancing knowledge. It enables scholars to address complex issues about individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding.

UBC Sauder recipients are:

  • Isha Agarwal and co-applicant Bo Bain for:
    Cross-border financial technology diffusion: evidence from mobile banking
  • Markus Baldauf and co-applicants Jack Favilukis and Lorenzo Garlappi for:
    Individual returns, corruption, and price pressure in local housing markets: Evidence from Real Estate Transaction-level Data
  • Darren Dahl for:
    Ethical Storytelling in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Lorenzo Garlappi for:
    Dynamic Voting and Group Decisions in Corporate Finance
  • Russell Lundholm and co-applicant Xin Zheng for:
    The changing value of financial analysis in the presence of ETFs
  • Sima Sajjadiani and co-applicant Marc-David Seidel for:
    Using Machine Learning and Computational Grounded Theory to Understand the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Work and Employment: Evidence from Social Media
  • Chunhua Wu and co-applicant Charles Weinberg for:
    Incentives, Content Contribution, and Access Equality in an Online Health Community

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants

NSERC Discovery Grants assist in promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities, fostering research excellence, and providing a stimulating environment for research training. The Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long-term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program. The Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program provides substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of established, superior research programs.

UBC Sauder recipients are:

  • Joseph Paat for:
    Dimension reduction techniques for mixed integer programs