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