The Faculty of Social Sciences is proud to announce that Kelly Bronson, PhD, has been awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada for her study project: " Assessing meaningful participation in Canadian impact assessments: Lessons from environmental justice frameworks". Kelly Bronson is among a list of 13 winners which counts many of the top names of the field!
In May 2019, SSHRC and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada launched a Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition on clarifying best practices in environmental assessment and impact assessment. The aim is to stimulate research to highlight best practices related to environmental assessment and impact assessment in order to minimize or avoid potentially adverse environmental effects of a project while seeking to maximize positive impacts.
Kelly Bronson, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair (II) in Science and Society. She conducts research on political and economic decision making regarding controversial technologies such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), mega-data and hydraulic fracturing.
Kelly Bronson will be supported by co-applicant Gwendolyn Blue of the University of Calgary, as well as Jason Chilvers (University of East Anglia) and Gwen Ottinger (Drexel University).
We wish Kelly Bronson all the best in her future research!