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OISE Professor Normand Labrie appointed Chair of the SSHRC Programs Committee

December 7, 2018

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Congratulations to OISE professor Normand Labrie, who was appointed Chair of the Programs Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on November 30.

“It is a real privilege to serve the research community and the Canadian society, for which social sciences and humanities are crucial for future development,” said professor Labrie.

The SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.

The Programs Committee monitors the overall design, coherence and performance of SSHRC’s suite of programs and program-related policies in the context of strategic direction, priorities and the pursuit of excellence.

As Chair of the Programs Committee, Dr. Labrie also became a member of the Executive Committee, which exercises the powers of SSHRC's governing council between meetings. The committee also makes recommendations to council on governance matters, and provides strategic oversight on human resources policy matters, risk management, and financial stewardship.


Dr. Labrie is currently on leave to fulfil his role as Interim President of the Université de l’Ontario français, the first French-language autonomous university in Ontario.