FSS researchers awarded funding for virtual learning

Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Political Studies
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In December 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities announced an historic $50 million investment in the form of the Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS), a strategy whose goal is drive growth and advancement in virtual learning in post-secondary institutions. Following the call for Expressions of Interest by eCampus Ontario, six projects submitted by researchers from the Faculty of Social Sciences were awarded funding for a total investment of nearly $650,000. These projects touch on mental health, community mobilization and equity. Not only do these topics align with the Faculty’s Research Priorities, they also showcase the importance and value of our colleagues’ research.

Congratulations to the recipients:

Giorgio Tasca, Psychology

  • Building effective therapeutic relationships: A state-of-the-art virtual course on therapeutic alliance ruptures and repair strategies.
  • Building effective therapeutic relationships: A virtual interactive simulation tool for clinicians to repair ruptures in the therapeutic alliance
  • A virtual interactive tool for clinical trainees to apply mentalizing interventions with patients seeking mental health care.

Giorgio Tasca et Monnica Williams, Psychology

  • Detecting and managing racial microaggressions: A virtual interactive simulation tool for clinicians to manage everyday racism in therapeutic settings.

Emily Regan Wills, Political Studies and Ruby Dagher, International Development and Global Studies

  • French-Language and English-Language Interactive Learning Materials for Understanding Community Mobilization, Organizing, and Activism in Global Contexts

Ruby Dagher et Nadia Abu-Zahra, International Development and Global Studies

  • In the Wings: Role Play Exercise and Toolbox for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Resurgence and Allyship