2016

Faculty research is supported by provincial, national, and international agencies and foundations. In 2016, the U of L received the following new funding (listed alphabetically by funding agency):

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

A

Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Robin Bright Education Middle school literacy: A three-year study of the impact of an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Grant on student engagement and motivation for reading and teachers' perceptions of themselves as teachers of reading. Operating Grant $6,039
Dawn Burleigh Education Understanding Perspectives on Practicum Supervision by University Consultants and Student Teachers in a Faculty of Education: A Case Study AACES $5,000

Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Janice Newberry Anthropology Raising Spirit: The Opokaa'sin Digital Storytelling Project Research Grant $40,000

Alberta Conservation Association

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Theresa Burg Biological Sciences Plumage polymorphism in ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus): genetics and behaviour Biodiversity Fund $5,410

Alberta Environment and Parks

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Nadia Rochdi Geography A Web-Based Monitoring System for Enhancing the Provincial Mapping and Monitoring Capability AMERA Research Grant $100,000

Alberta Environment Protection Agency

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Laura Chasmer Geography Remote sensing wetland ecosystem change detection method development Oil Sands Monitoring Funding $580,000

Alberta Health Services

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Brenda Leung Health Sciences Exploring the mental healthcare needs of children in Alberta Health Outcomes Improvement Fund $48,535
Brenda Leung Health Sciences Metabolomics profiling of metabolic function in pregnant women: assessing an innovation for precision medicine Seed Grant $10,000
Sienna Caspar Health Sciences The Stakeholder Inclusion in Practice Change Project: Enabling Person-Centred Mealtime Experiences in LTC Research Grant $53,070
Noella Piquette Education Strengthening the impact of a school-based tobacco prevention program through vigorous evaluation Tobacco Reducation Unit $145,000

Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Christopher Hopkinson Geography The Castle Watershed; a new water resource assessment framework for a sentinel system at the crown of the continent Water Innovation Program $300,000
Stewart Rood Biological Sciences Implementing Functional Flows: Floodplain Water Use and Dam Operations in the South Saskatchewan River Basin Water Innovation Program $360,000

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

Award Recipient Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Summer Studentship Lindsay Amatto Paternal Alcohol Exposure: Does a Washout Period Reduce Observed Deficits in Offspring? $6,000 working with Robbin Gibb (Neuroscience)
Summer Studentship Rachael Chan The Effects of Prenatal Stress on Immune Activation and the Severity of Multiple Sclerosis in an Animal Model $6,000 working with Gerlinde Metz (Neuroscience); high school student
Summer Studentship Kate Chua Selective Inactivation of Hippocampus and Consolidation of Long-term Memory $6,000 working with Rob Sutherland (Neuroscience)
Summer Studentship Allison Farfus Role of Epigenetic Changes in Chemoresistance of Cancer Cells $6,000 working with Olga Kovalchuk (Biological Sciences)
Summer Studentship Owen Guyn Low Dose Radiation-induced Epigenetic Changes in an Animal Model $6,000 working with Olga Kovalchuk (Biological Sciences)
Summer Studentship Marisa Lelekach Maternal Preconception Stress: Effects on Offspring Brain and Behaviour $6,000 Working with Bryan Kolb (Neuroscience)
Summer Studentship Claire Niehaus Differences in MR T2 Measures in Placental Transfer and in utero Offspring Exposure to Valproic Acid $6,000 working with Robbin Gibb (Neuroscience)
Summer Studentship Mukt Patel Capturing Neural Dynamics of Epilepsy: A Road to Understanding, Seizure Prediction and Novel Treatments $6,000 Working with Majid Mohajerani (Neuroscience)
Summer Studentship Daniel Rocca Biochemical Analysis of the BRCA1/BARD1 Complex Associated ATPase OLA1 $6,000 working with HJ Wieden (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  Robbin Gibb Research Allowance- AIHS Anna Kovalchuk $2,000  
  Christopher Hosgood AIHS Health Research New Investigator: Brassolotto $803,125  
  Julia Brassolotto Healthy Futures and Rural Wellbeing $186,875  
  Masami Tatsuno Targeted memory reactivation for faster motor learning $32,820  
  Roy Golsteyn Preclinical investigation of PP-006, a novel natural product molecule with anti-cancer activity $32,420  
  Aaron Gruber Bridge to CIHR success: effect of abused drugs on learning and memory $36,200  
  Han-Joachim Wieden Emerging Functions Of The Bacterial Translation Machinery As Targets For Novel Antimicrobials $55,100  
  Nehal Thakor Developing Next Generation Therapeutic Approach for Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Patient Derived Brain Tumor Initiating Cells $40,000  
  Majid Mohajerani The effects of circadian disruption cognition in aging $45,000  
  Aaron Gruber The effect of a prevalent Albertan parasite on brain health $150,000  
  Igor Kovalchuk Prediction and Understanding of Resilience in Alberta Families $239,821  
  Gerlinde Metz Prediction and Understanding of Resilience in Albertan Families: Longitudinal Study of Disaster Responses (PURLS) $119,078  
  Aaron Gruber The effect of a prevalent Albertan parasite on brain health $15,000  

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

Recipient Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Paul Hazendonk Chemistry & Biochemistry High Performance Plastics Through Energy Efficient Rotational Molding $60,000 Farhad Faghihi
Rachael Chan   The Effects of Prenatal Stress on Immune Activation and the Severity of Multiple Sclerosis in an Animal Model $6,000 working with Gerlinde Metz (Neuroscience); high school student

Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Erasmus Okine ORIS Clincial 3T Human MRI facility Research Grant $74,000

Alberta Prion Research Institute

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Robert Sutherland Neuroscience Imaging spread of pathogenic effects of amyloid-ß seeding Alberta Neuroscience Program $142,300

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Majid Mohajerani Neuroscience Toward dissecting the etiology of Alzheimer's disease: Is altered neuronal activity a pathology or compensation? Research Grant $199,950

Archaeological Society of Alberta

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Shawn Bubel Geography ASA Archaeological Research Research Grant $5,000

 

B

Branch Out Neurological Foundation

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience Understanding the Impact of Early Experience on MS Risk Studentship $1,000
Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience The Effects of Prenatal Stress on Immune Activation and the Severity of Multiple Sclerosis in an Animal Model Studentship $1,000
Penny D'Agnone ORIS Branch Out Undergrad Awards Undergraduate Stipends $6,375
Jon Doan Kinesiology Branch Out: Bykowski Studentship $1,000

 

C

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Athan Zovoilis Chemistry & Biochemistry RNA Bioinformatics and Genomics Laboratory JELF associated with a CRC $100,000
Steve Wiseman Biological Sciences Establishment of a Mechanistic Toxicology Facility JELF associated with a CRC $121,557
Tom Perks Sociology The CRDCN Transition to High Performance Computing: Liberating Data for Research and Policy Innovation Fund $5,356

Canada Research Chairs

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Steve Wiseman Biological Sciences Tier II CRC - Steve Wiseman nomination Research Chair $500,000
Athan Zovoilis Chemistry & Biochemistry Tier II CRC - Athan Zovoilis nomination Research Chair $500,000

Canadian CAM Research Fund

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Brenda Leung Health Sciences Pilot study of acupuncture to treat anxiety in children and adolescents CCRF $5,000

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Cheryl Currie Health Sciences Building Wellness and Resilience in Multi-Generational Indigenous Households: A Scoping Review Operating grant - SPOR PIHCI Network Knowledge Synthesis Grant $25,000
Ute Wieden-Kothe Biological Sciences RiboWest Conference 2016 Planning & Dissemination Grant $10,000
Darren Christensen Health Sciences Piloting the addition of Contingency Management to best practice counselling as an adjunct treatment for rural and remote disordered gamblers Prairie CRISM Node Development Fund $15,000
Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes of Prenatal Stress Project Scheme $1,150,575

CANFAX

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Pascal Ghazalian Economics The Cost of Trade Barriers to the Canadian Beef Industry: An Empirical Investigation Contract $22,500

Covenant Health

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Helen Kelley SGS Quality Assessment of Assisted Living Versus Long Term Care Model Seed Grant $5,000

 

D

Donations

Recipient Affiliation Project Value
Roy Golsteyn Biological Sciences Prairie to Pharmacy Program $25,000
Robbin Gibb Neuroscience THC: Project Gibb $9,500

 

E

Environment Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Gregory Pyle Biological Sciences Evaluating the resiliency of aquatic ecosystems to a catastrophic mine tailings spill event: The 2014 Mount Polley incident in the Quesnel River Watershed, British Columbia Environmental Damages Fund $168,410

 

G

Government of Alberta

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Elaine Greidanus Education Literature Review and Analysis of Public Attitudes Towards Indigenous Women - AB ministry Aboriginal Relations Grant $21,000

 

M

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Olga Kovalchuk Biological Sciences POETIC Epigenetics Developmental Laboratory POETIC $1,000,000

MindFuel

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Hans-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry Lethbridge High School iGEM 2016 geekStarter $16,000
Hans-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry iGEM Collegiate Team 2016 geekStarter $24,000
Hans-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry High School iGEM 2017 Research Grant $16,000

MITACS

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Marc Roussel Chemistry & Biochemistry A new gene network model of associative memory Globalink $5,000
Marc Roussel Chemistry & Biochemistry Design of a gene network implementing an associative memory circuit Globalink $5,000

MSI Foundation

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Shannon Spenceley Nursing Reducing Moral Distress in Nursing Providers of Dementia Care: Knowledge to Action in Continuing Care Research Grant $98,000

 

N

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Joe Rasmussen Biological Sciences Establishing the winter habitat requirements of Cutthroat trout on Gold Creek Alberta Collaborative Research and Development Grants $83,200
Robert Benkoczi Mathematics & Computer Science Online data anonymization Connections Grant $2,230
Cam Goater Biological Sciences Altered behaviour in trematode-infected zombie ants: field and experimental tests of the manipulation hypothesis CREATE $24,000
Joy Morris Mathematics & Computer Science Symmetiries of Cayley Graphs Discovery Grant $80,000
Steve Wiseman Biological Sciences Generational Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Molecular Mechanisms of Toxic Responses Discovery Grant $165,000
Elizabeth Schultz Biological Sciences Functional Analysis of the FKD Proteins and Environmental Control of Leaf Vein Pattern Discovery Grant $140,000
Alexey Popov Mathematics & Computer Science Invariant Subspaces and Their Applications in Operator Theory and Operator Algebras Discovery Grant

$95,000

Roy Golsteyn Biological Sciences Investigation of Mitosis in Human Cells Using Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors Discovery Grant $140,000
Saurya Das Physics & Astronomy Quantum Gravity and Cosmology: Theoretical and Phenomenological Aspects Discovery Grant $20,000
Philip Bonnaventure Geography Controls on high-latitude mountain permafrost distribution and sensitivity to climate change Discovery Grant $135,000
Nehal Thakor Chemistry & Biochemistry Regulation of mRNA Translation During Cellular Stress and Apoptosis Discovery Grant $130,000
Laura Chasmer Geography FIre fuel consumption, Severity and ecosystem response Indicators using LiDAR (FISIL) Discovery Grant $145,000
Trushar Patel Chemistry & Biochemistry Identifying structural features of viral ENA recognized by host helicases Discovery Grant $155,000
David Logue Psychology Subaward: The nature, function and evolution of signal complexity in animal and human communication systems Discovery Grant $20,000
Bruce McNaughton Neuroscience Hippocampal cortical interactions and the extraction of knowledge from episodic memory Discovery Grant $450,000
Fangfang Li Psychology The development of child speech articulation: Longitudinal and cross-language perspectives Discovery Grant $20,000
Christopher Hopkinson Geography Landcover response to changing energy and moisture regimes within boreal and montane ecosystem transition zones; a multiscale approach Discovery Grant $230,500
Christopher Hopkinson Geography Landcover response to changing energy and moisture regimes within boreal and montane ecosystem transition zones; a multiscale approach Discovery Grant - Accelerator $120,000
Olga Kovalchuk Biological Sciences Exosomes - Novel mediators of direct and bystander radiation effects on the brain Discovery Grant $195,000
Erasmus Okine Biological Sciences Biological variations in efficiency of nutrient utilization Discovery Grant $46,945
Mostafa Fazly Mathematics & Computer Science New developments for partial differential equations; from theory to applications Discovery Grant $55,535
Jackie Rice Mathematics & Computer Science Sociolinguistics Tools in the Analysis of Language Use in Software Development Discovery Grant $100,000
Aaron Gruber Neuroscience Improved Machine Learning Technology for Automated Software Quality Control Engage Grant $25,000
Igor Kovalchuk Biological Sciences Epigenetic variations in hemp cultivars grown in contrasting environments Engage Grant $25,000

North American Bluebird Society

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Theresa Burg Biological Sciences Range-wide genetic structure and hybridization in Sphyrapicus varius sapsuckers North American Bluebird Society $1,000

 

P

Parkland Institute

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Sharon Yanicki Health Sciences The rapid resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada: Evaluating the effectiveness of a Newcomer Refugee Clinic in a mall urban centre in Alberta Faculty Research Awared $5,000

 

R

The RNA Society

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Nehal Thakor Chemistry & Biochemistry Developing Next Generation Therapeutic Approaches for Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Patients Derived Brain Tumor Initiating Cells Research Grant $3,500
Hans-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry ARRTI RNA Salon Conference $1,0000

 

S

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value Co-applicant(s)
Fangfang Li Psychology Alberta child language acquisition research: Weaving an integrative and inclusive network Connections Grant $28,153  
Fangfang Li Psychology Speech production in children enrolled in second language education programs Insight Development Grant $151,495  
Josephine Mills Art You Are Here: an interdisciplinary workshop and knowledge mobilization program Connections Grant $48,000 Louise Barrett, Christine Clark
Trevor Harrison Sociology Case Studies in Corporate Mapping Corporate Mapping Partnership Project $5,000  
Mickey Vallee Sociology Vibration Communities Project: Citizen Science, Big Data, and Bioacoustics Insight Development Grant $54,098  
Hillary Rodrigues Religious Studies Characterizing Modern Nondual Spirituality Insight Development Grant $43,048  
Paul Vasey Psychology Inter-sexual mate competition in three cultures Insight Development Grant $141,756  
Catherine Kingfisher Anthropology Expanding Policies of Wellbeing: A Participatory Ethnographic Analysis of Urban Collective Housing Communities in Tokyo and Vancouver Insight Development Grant $106,810  
Mary Kavanagh Art Atomic Tourist: Trinity Insight Grant $147,519  
Dan O'Donnell English Future Commons: Transforming Scholarly Communication through Collective Action Partnership Development Grant $200,000  
Janice Newberry Anthropology Photo-elicitation and Local Values in Childrearing in Blackfoot Territory Partnership Development Grant $14,900  
Yale Belanger Political Science The Aboriginal Housing Experience of NIMBYISM in Calgary Partnership Grant $23,110  
Carol Williams Women & Gender Studies Kainai Women's Activism in Treaty 7 Territory 1968 to 1990: Contemporary Histories of Social Change Insight Grant $121,329  

Sport Science Association of Alberta

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Gongbing Shan Kinesiology & Physical Education Biomechanical Quantification of Influence Factors Related to the Hammer-Throw Quality Project 2016 $7,000

 

U

University of Lethbridge: University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF)

Recipient Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Jodie Asselin Anthropology Women’s Outdoor and Rural Skill Acquisition in Western Canada: motivations and outcomes $6,000  
Vishaal Baullaran Management Board Diversity: An Analysis of the Market Reaction to the Gender Diversity Rules for TSX Listed Companies $6,000  
Robert Benkoczi Math & Computer Science Facility location problems in dynamic networks $6,000  
Philip Bonnaventure Geography High Arctic Microclimatic Hotspot Assessment, Cape Bounty, Nunavut $6,000  
Dana Cooley New Media Fortune Teller $5,999.42  
Jennifer Copeland Kinesiology & Phys Ed. The effect of increasing sedentary time on C Reactive Protein $6,000  
Cheryl Currie Health Sciences Exploring the Role of a University in Decolonization & Indigenous Student Empowerment $12,000 Linda Many Guns
Dagmar Dahle Art Berlin Monuments: Flora Past Time $6,000  
Cindy Ermus History The Great European Plague Scare of 1720: A Global History of the Plague of Provence $6,000  
Caroline Hodes Women & Gender Studies Rights, Bodies, Locke and the Law: Challenges to Reconciliation in Canada $5,842  
Catherine Kingfisher Anthropology The Social Production of Well being in Urban Collective Housing Communities: a Comparative Ethnography of Non-individualistic Approaches to Happiness $6,000  
Jean-Baptiste Leca Psychology The hows and whys of non-adaptive cultural behaviors in macaques $6,000  
Heidi MacDonald History Atlantic Canadian Women, Suffrage, and Human Rights $6,000  
Mark Pijl Zieber Health Sciences How are patient perceptions of their quality of life influenced by their engagement with the programming of the Alberta Health Services - South Zone Heart Function Clinic? $6,000 Peter Kellett & Alberta Health Services
Alexey Popov Math & Computer Science Invariant Subspaces in Spaces of Analytic Functions $6,000  
Adriana Predoi-Cross Physics & Astronomy Spectroscopy of Hot Carbon-Bearing Molecular Constituents $6,000  
D. Andrew Stewart Music Recording Project & Composition-Performance Workshop at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México $4,482  

 

Z

Zayed University

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Stacey Wetmore Chemistry & Biochemistry Computational Studies of the Connection between Heard Disease and Diabetes Graduate Stipend $16,000

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