Dr. Shepherd Steiner, School of Art ($5,000)
Lidwien van de Ven: Living On
Dr. Steiner worked with the journal Mosaic and the School of Art to feature the work of Dutch photographer Lidwien van de Ven, who documents human rights issues related to immigration and the refugee crisis in Europe. Her March 2017 exhibition and lecture at the University of Manitoba contributed to Steiner’s research on photography, ethics and rights.
Dr. Adele Perry, History ($3,000)
Water, Winnipeg and colonialism
Dr. Perry expanded her research on the history of Winnipeg, settler colonialism and drinking water, in solidarity with Indigenous and water activists. She contributed an essay to a collection of critical perspectives on Canada’s 150th birthday. She is also researching the relationship between the Greater Winnipeg Water District and the Cecilia Jeffrey residential school, which was located near the Winnipeg aqueduct’s intake from 1901 to 1929.