Three researchers from the Sprott School of Business have been awarded Partnership Engage Grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The three grants will provide nearly $75,000 in funding to support collaborative research involving Sprott researchers and partner organizations from not-for-profit sectors.

Immigrant Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace

Luciara Nardon

Prof. Luciara Nardon’s intersectional research will examine the experiences of immigrants in Canadian workplaces. In collaboration with Carleton’s Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW), Hire Immigrants Ottawa, and World Skills, her research will aim to help employers attract and retain top international talent and develop strategies to increase inclusion of immigrants.

“Immigration is an important part of the fabric of Canadian society – this is especially true in the workplace,” says Luciara. “Through this research, Canadian businesses will have the tools they need to attract world-class talent and provide a welcoming environment.”

Building Climate Resistance in Canadian Housing through a Community Practice

Ruth McKay

Prof. Ruth McKay and Research Fellow Gary Martin will work with the Insurance Bureau of Canada to study the regulatory processes of building code reviews. From flooding to forest fires, severe weather events increasingly threaten Canadian homeowners.

“Due to climate change, severe weather is becoming a more frequent reality across Canada,” says Ruth. “Through this research, we will identify stakeholders working towards the construction of more weather-resilient homes and means to improve the regulatory process for Canada’s building codes.”

Managing Sustainable Cross Sector Social Partnerships in Action

Faculty member Andrew Webb is investigating what contributes to the success of cross-sector partnerships, drawing upon the experience of Special Olympics Canada, a non-profit whose mission is to enrich lives of individuals living with an intellectual disability.

“Cross-sector partnerships are a new important facet of both non-profit and private industry environments. Indeed, some of today’s toughest challenges simply cannot be tackled by any one individual entity,” says Andrew. “By identifying best practices for organizations in these partnerships, this research will benefit groups throughout Canada.”

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