PhD candidate Sara Ross awarded SSHRC’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award

PhD candidate Sara Ross

Osgoode PhD candidate Sara Ross has been awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which provides $105,000 of funding over three years to a PhD student in social sciences at a Canadian university.

Her research looks at the intersection between law and culture in the city, specifically in the context of redevelopment projects in Toronto. She draws on urban legal anthropology and urban legal geography to investigate law’s governance and comparative valuation of different iterations of culture and cultural practices, such as the treatment of spaces of intangible cultural heritage when preservation interests conflict with gentrification and redevelopment interests.

This year Ross is also serving on the Boards of Directors as the graduate student representative for the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, as well as co-Chair of the Osgoode Hall Graduate Law Students’ Association.