Researchers across country receive funds to tackle social implications of COVID-19 

March 18, 2020

As many Canadian researchers are receiving funds to investigate the biological implications of COVID-19, others are receiving funds to study the virus' social implications. Three York University professors are receiving more than $1.1M in COVID-19 research funding to study issues of trust, stigmatization, and social perceptions of risk surrounding the virus. Researchers at Royal Roads University and Ryerson University have also received funds to reduce the circulation of misinformation regarding COVID-19, as well as to develop educational resources. “The results from these […] research projects could affect the response to and management of COVID-19 now and similar outbreaks of disease in the future,” said YorkU in a news release.  Hamilton Spectator  | Royal Roads  (National)