Annual Reports

2018-2019 Annual Report

The SSRL 2018-2019 Annual Report: Cultivating Connections emphasizes the importance and prominence of fostering connections in our day-to-day work. Cultivating Connections applies to our collaborative spirit; bridging, facilitating and enhancing new and existing networks with our growing research community and with our partners and our stakeholders who play an important role in advancing the reputation and reach of the SSRL. It also applies to the connections between and among our staff and our governing bodies and the increasingly complex and sophisticated research that we support through our ever-expanding research methods toolbox.

2017-2018 Annual Report

The SSRL 2017-2018 Annual Report: Strengthening Support showcases our continued growth and maturation, and our sustained focus on prioritizing efforts to expand and enhance the breadth and scope of our research infrastructure, research supports, and training and development initiatives. We have deliberately and proactively sought to deliver more, deliver better, and deliver efficiently and effectively, reflecting our continued evolution and our entrenchment as a critical research support hub at the University of Saskatchewan and beyond.

2016-2017 Annual Report

The SSRL 2016-2017 Annual Report: Intensifying Engagement highlights our strategically-driven approach that has shifted our focus beyond merely increasing engagement with our various partners and stakeholders, to intensifying that engagement in ways that benefit and advance the needs and interests of our researchers, students, and collaborators.

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.

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 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.

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.