JSGS professor awarded SSHRC grant

Dr. Bruno Dupeyron, Assistant Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy University of Regina campus, has been awarded a two-year Partnership Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) totaling $199,500.

Dr. Bruno Dupeyron, Assistant Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy University of Regina campus, has been awarded a two-year Partnership Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) totaling $199,500.

Bruno Dupeyron

Along with co-applicants Dr. Francesc Morata (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Dr. Tony Payan (University of Texas at El Paso) and Dr. Jorge Mendoza (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte), the focus of the team’s research will be on the transformations of cross-border governance, specifically looking at North America and Europe in a comparative perspective.

“We will be using a 20-year period of study in order to evaluate and compare the recent transformations in cross-border governance in North America and Europe,” said Dupeyron. “Based on this research, we will analyze how the web of relationships between actors and cross-border system contributes to redefine cross-border governance structure.” 

As a result of their research, the team hopes to identify the most important factors that contribute to cross-border governance transformations and provide policy recommendations in order to improve the effectiveness of cross-border governance through more suitable design and policy processes. The research process will involve extensive use of graduate student researchers, located in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Spain.

“These multisectoral research partnerships are key to innovation and to building knowledge for Canada’s future,” said Dr. Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. “With this funding support, we are gaining insight about, and developing innovative solutions to today’s social, economic and cultural issues, while training the next generation of researchers and leaders.”

The team is joined on this project by collaborators: Daniele Del Bianco (Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia), Antoni Dura-Guimera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Victor Konrad (Carleton University), Heather Nicol (Trent University), and Thomas Perrin (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and partner organizations: Barcelona Provincial Council, Eurodistrict Regio Pamina and Whatcom Council of Governments.

For more information on the project as it develops, please visit www.schoolpublicpolicy.sk.ca

To view the SSHRC funding announcement including a full list of grant recipeients, please visite the SSHRC website

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For further information please contact:

Jennifer Robertson, Communications and Marketing Specialist
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
(306) 966-2663
Email: jennifer.robertson@usask.ca
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