Annual Reports

2015-2016 Annual Report

The SSRL 2015-2016 Annual Report: Building Bridges outlines some of the many steps taken by our unit to engage a larger, a broader, and a more diverse range of researchers, students, partners, and collaborators. We have worked hard to increase knowledge and awareness of the SSRL, its state-of-the-art research infrastructure and front-line research supports, and in doing so have built bridges with countless individuals, groups, and organizations at the University of Saskatchewan and beyond. Given our success in engaging a broad array of partners, stakeholders, and researchers, we have fittingly chosen the theme ‘Building Bridges’ for our 2015-2016 annual report.

Among the many highlights presented in our 2015-2016 annual report:

  • The SSRL continued sustained growth in the number of research studies supported by our unit, increasing from 156 research studies in 2014-2015 to 208 in 2015-2016 – an increase of 33%.
  • SSRL-supported research studies involved 361 researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and beyond (up 49% from 243 researchers in 2014-2015), and engaged 638 undergraduate and graduate students as student employees or student research assistants (up 233% from 274 students in 2014-2015).
  • SSRL-supported research studies yielded 153 research outputs in 2015-2016 – a decrease from the 208 research outputs produced by our researchers in 2014-2015.
  • The SSRL built bridges with internal and external partners and stakeholders through new and enhanced research infrastructure and research supports, and though expanded research training and capacity-building opportunities.

Read on to learn more about how we built bridges in 2015-2016.

2014-2015 Annual Report

The SSRL 2014-2015 Annual Report: Enhancing Capacity outlines the bold steps taken by our unit to advance our collective mission to, “facilitate the design, delivery and dissemination of cutting-edge social science research”. Through our front-line research supports, available research infrastructure, and research training and networking opportunities, the SSRL has continued to enhance research capacity on- and off-campus.

2013-2014 Annual Report

The SSRL 2013-2014 Annual Report: Growing Momentum profiles the considerable growth and transformative change that has occurred to nearly every facet of our operations and management. The theme 'Growing Momentum' was selected to reflect the continued evolution and advancement of the SSRL as an innovator and exemplar of collaborative, interdisciplinary research support and research management.

2012-2013 Annual Report

The SSRL 2012-2013 Annual Report: Collective Beginnings highlights our many accomplishments and early impacts in our first full year of operation. Rich in stories and data (quantitative and qualitative), our 2012-2013 Annual Report outlines progress toward the strategic goals and objectives of the unit through an overview of the activities, outcomes and impacts of the SSRL, and through focused reporting on special initiatives that include outreach and engagement, fostering partnerships and building overall research capacity.

Other Reports

Exploring Canadian Philanthropic Giving to the Developing World: An Estimate of Values

Exploring Canadian Philanthropic Giving to the Developing World: An Estimate of Values takes a contemporary and critical look at philanthropic giving from Canada to the developing world. A companion report to the Hudson Institute’s forthcoming Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2016, our report provides estimates of the structure and magnitude of Canadian philanthropic giving to the developing world in 2014 based on the best available data for charitable organizations, universities, and international volunteer activity by Canadians.

Please contact us to request a print copy of the report.

Evaluation and Impact Assessment Framework

The SSRL Evaluation and Impact Assessment Framework sets out a comprehensive plan to actively and systematically monitor and report on the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the SSRL and SSRL-facilitated research. Incorporating best practices in program evaluation theory and practice and a blend of quantitative and qualitative measures, this unique and innovative framework provides a strong foundation upon which short- and long-term strategic and operational decisions will be made in the SSRL.

Please contact us to request a print copy of the framework document.