Connaught New Researcher Awards

December 5, 2023

Congratulations to the following faculty for each receiving a Connaught New Researcher Award:

  • Uahikea Maile for his project Canadian Capital in Hawaii: How Canadian Tourism, Agribusiness, and Development are Violating Indigenous Rights Overseas
  • Maria Mendez for her project Violence-keeping: Women’s role in organized criminal violence
  • Alison Smith for her project Rent Banks as a Tool of Eviction Prevention: A comparative study of rent banks in Canada and Europe

The University of Toronto has recognized 49 faculty members across its three campuses with Connaught New Researcher Awards. The annual award supports early-stage researchers in the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering and other fields – and aims to enhance their competitiveness for external awards. The Connaught New Researcher Award is part of the Connaught Fund, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. As Canada’s largest internal university research funding program, the Connaught Fund has given out more than $183 million to researchers across myriad disciplines to tackle pressing global issues.

See a full list of recipients and read more about the award here.

Photo: Uahikea Maile