Academic funding to support the work of the Gen Squeeze Lab comes in two main forms: (1) academic grants from e.g. the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and (2) from time allocated by Dr. Paul Kershaw as part of his research, teaching and community engagement responsibilities as a tenured professor at the University of British Columbia.
From our early days, Gen Squeeze has sought to strengthen connections between academic research, policy development, and non-partisan public engagement and mobilization to ensure the best available scholarly evidence shapes government decisions. All of Gen Squeeze’s advocacy positions continue to be rooted in the independent, academic work of the Gen Squeeze lab, currently coordinated by Dr. Paul Kershaw at UBC.*
*The Gen Squeeze lab exists to advance our understanding of the best available evidence, operates in an environment of academic freedom, free from commercial influence, and in furtherance of both Gen Squeeze’s vision and broader academic visions to “foster citizenship, advance a civil and sustainable society, and undertake outstanding research to serve the people of Canada and the world.”
Our 2018 academic funding is in the form of time allocated by Dr. Paul Kershaw as part of his research, teaching and community engagement responsibilities as a tenured professor at the University of British Columbia. Across the board, UBC is supporting thinking that can change the world. Be a part of it by checking out the many inspiring projects and ways to give here.