I currently pursue two research projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
1. “Between the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Daniels decision: Inquiry in the Juridical History of the “Métis” of Lower Canada”
In 2017, I obtained a SSHRC Insight Development Grant as the Principal Investigator (PI), in collaboration with Professor Denis Gagnon at the University of St-Boniface (Winnipeg, Canada). SSHRC Insight Development Grants are federally-funded grants supporting research in its early stages, enabling “the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.” The short abstract of our project reads as follows:
2. “Meeting the Challenges of Gladue: An Inquiry into the Use of Social Context Information in Judicial Determination of Sentences for Indigenous Offenders in Canada”
As a Co-Investigator, I joined i a SSHRC Insight Grant in 2017, with Principal Investigator Professor Jane Dickson (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) and Co-Investigator Professor Natacha Godbout (UQAM, Montreal, Canada). Insight Grants are designed to 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 pertaining to individuals and societies, and to further our collective understanding. The Insight Grants funding opportunity supports research proposed by scholars and… judged worthy of funding by their peers and/or other experts.” The short abstract of our project reads as follow: