UWinnipeg Art Historian secures $2.5M for The Space Between Us project

September 20, 2021
University of Winnipeg Art Historian Dr Julie Nagam has secured a $2.5M SSHRC Partnership Grant for a project called The Space Between Us. The project aims to create a diverse mentorship network through which racialized or marginalized students, faculty, and cultural workers can find support. The network connects the world’s historical colonial spaces, and has received around $6M in funding and in-kind contributions from over 40 research collaborators and 31 partner institutions around the world. “Working together, we can create new models for universities and art institutions to engage underserved members of marginalized communities, leading to the creation of new knowledges, advanced training opportunities, capacity building, higher enrolment in education, and BIPOC cultural resurgence,” said Nagam. UWinnipeg (MB)