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U of W Prof. Receives Grant to Fund Inner-City Research

September 2, 2011 6:39 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Dr. Evelyn Peters (DAN HARPER / HANDOUT)

A University of Winnipeg professor has received a $77,138 grant to further her work in inner-city research.

Dr. Evelyn Peters, Canada Research Chair in Inner-City Issues, Community Learning and Engagement, received the grant on Thursday from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

The grant was matched with funds from the province and the university, bringing the total to $194,276.

Peters is working closely with the Institute of Urban Studies to open the new Centre for Inner-City Research, Community Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), to be housed on the third floor of the new Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex opening this Fall.

“There is no comparable centre in Manitoba or Canada, where both Aboriginal and immigrant and refugee issues in the inner-city are brought together and where the focus is community-based research,” said Dr. Peters. “CIRCLE reflects our mandate to situate the UWinnipeg as a ‘living urban laboratory’ of which it is a part while looking outward to a globalizing world.”