Congratulations to Assistant Professors Julie Teichroeb (UTSC) and Bence Viola (St. George)! Both are recipients of Connaught New Researcher Awards, which are provided annually to assistant professors within the first five years of a tenure stream appointment to help them establish strong research programs. This year the fund is awarding a total of $966,000 to 63 researchers across a range of disciplines. A full list of U of T recipients can be found at https://www.utoronto.ca/news/connaught-committee-funds-rising-research-stars
Prof. Julie Teichroeb’s research program is entitled The influence of resource quality and usurpability on vervet monkey foraging decisions, while Prof. Bence Viola was awarded for his research on Neanderthals and Denisovans in Central Asia.
Prof. Bence Viola has also been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development grant, which will help fund his fieldwork for the next couple of years.