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Professor Jack Quarter a SSHRC Impact Award finalist 


September 15, 2017

Congratulations to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Partnership Award finalist Professor Jack Quarter. The SSHRC Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization, and scholarship supported by SSHRC.

“Working with practitioners and communities is vital to understand best practices in education, and Jack’s leadership in linking community organizations with universities is particularly innovative and impactful,” commented Glen Jones, Dean of OISE.

“We’re delighted that Jack’s work has received this well-deserved recognition.”

Professor Quarter’s partnership research is reflective of his commitment to work with community organizations comprising the social economy including nonprofits, social enterprises, credit unions, and cooperatives.

Since 2005, Professor Quarter has led two SSHRC-funded community/university alliances bringing together 40 community partners and 53 academic researchers from 25 universities across Canada. Organizations directly benefitting from these partnerships include those which serve immigrants, refugees, and people facing poverty, homelessness, health issues, and barriers to finding work. These partnerships have led to the publication of numerous books and journal articles as well as the creation of tools that aid non-profit organizations in measuring and reporting the impact of their projects.