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McOuat nominated for SSHRC prize

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has recently nominated Gordon McOuat, professor at King’s and director of the Situating Science program, as a finalist for the Impact Award in the council’s Partnership Award category.
Situating Science provided workshops, conferences and lecture series for students and scholars across the country, creating opportunities for historians, philosophers and scientists to advance their research and collaborate with other institutions. The project has been running since 2007, and is coming to a close.
If McOuat receives the Impact Award, he says its prestige would help to move along the next phase of the project, “Cosmopolitan and the local in science and nature,” which has already received a SSHRC grant.
The $50,000 Impact Award, McOuat says, “would allow a set of planned activities to carry on the things that were done (in Situating Science), and put them into new areas, which will facilitate new events.”
He plans to “take lessons from Situating Science and go international.”
Members of Situating Science will find out the results at the SSHRC awards ceremony in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

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