Establish Permanent Program Supporting Social Innovation Research

Question:How can colleges play a larger role in the innovation ecosystem?
on 08/18/2016

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Sheridan Applied Research and Innovation applauds the success of SSHRC’s pilot Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) and would welcome the establishment of the CCSIF as a permanent program.

Sheridan has been fortunate to receive five awards from the CCSIF pilot program. Projects underway are already enabling valuable social innovation research that taps into our professors’ expertise for the benefit of our community. The CCSIF opportunity has allowed our office to support researchers working in social science disciplines who previously had fewer federal funding prospects at the college level than those working in STEM fields.

Current research within CCSIF projects is building strong and innovative connections between Sheridan and the community while providing invaluable learning opportunities for students, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge to pressing societal issues while developing critical thinking skills and engaging with community partners.

Sheridan’s CCSIF projects at a glance: Round 1: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/news/sheridan-awarded-two-sshrc-social-innovation-grants.aspx

Round 2: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/news/sheridan-awarded-three-sshrc-social-innovation-grants.aspx 

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Sheridan College Applied Research and Innovation by Sheridan College Applied Research and Innovation
08/23/2016

Sheridan's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is uniquely positioned, given the diversity academic disciplines and research expertise, to support innovation in the communities which surround us.  Through active engagement with diverse community partners -- in the public, private and non-for-profit sectors -- FHASS faculty inform critical and creative inquiry. Faculty and students collaborate on research projects with local partners to solve real-world problems.  Building on an existing partnership, through the CCSIF Fund, Sheridan formalized a research initiative with the Oakville Community Foundation and other non-for profit and government service providers in Halton.  

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