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Sign Petition at: http://nikiashton.ndp.ca/node/62
Petition in Support of SSHRC
Thu 19 Feb 2009
For more than thirty years, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC) has been promoting and supporting university-based
research and training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC
funding has been used to complete ground breaking research in countless
areas in Canada and around the world.
The Federal Budget presented on January 27th contains a sentence that
has the potential to halt this kind of research: “Scholarships granted
by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will be focused
on business-related degrees”.
These measures are backward and insulting to the thousands of Canadians
that are students and researchers in the social sciences and
I have posted a petition calling upon the government to remove this
sentence from the 2009 Budget and ensure that SSHRC funding not be
allocated to one specific discipline but to the range of studies in the
social sciences and humanities.
Please forward a link to this petition to your friends and family to
help support university-based research and training in the humanities
and social sciences.
In addition to the web-based petition, I will also be presenting a
print version of this petition in Parliament. I encourage you to print
the PDF of the petition, collect signatures on it (including your own)
and send it to me in my Ottawa office:
Niki Ashton, MP
914 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Tosh Tachino, Ph.D.
Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication
University of Winnipeg
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