Karen Bakker wins SSHRC Connection Award and 2017 Trudeau Fellowship

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Award

Dr. Karen Bakker from the Department of Geography has won the SSHRC Connection Award. This annual Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in SSHRC-funded research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship, as well as the highest achievements resulting from a SSHRC fellowship awarded.

SSHRC’s Connection Award recognizes an outstanding individual or team whose project has engaged campus and community and led to intellectual, cultural, social or economic impacts.

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2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship

Dr. Bakker is one of five recipients of the 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowships – recognizing innovative projects that are shaping the future of Canada and the world.

Dr. Bakker and her team are working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, advisors, scholars, activists, and artists to exchange knowledge on how to decolonize water governance and improve water security for Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Every year, the Foundation awards up to five fellowships to intellectuals in the humanities and social sciences who are recognized for their productivity, their commitment to communicating their findings to the public, and their ability to devise innovative solutions to some of the major issues facing Canada and the world.

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