2017

Faculty research is supported by provincial, national, and international agencies and foundations. In 2017, 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

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Erasmus Okine Biological Sciences Assessment of the Potential of Biochar to the Beef Cattle Diets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program $1,167,500
Robert Laird Biological Sciences Induction and Termination of Diapause in the quarantine insect Trogoderma granarium ("khapra beetle") Research Grant $40,000

 

Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Sharon Pelech Education Exploring Beauty and Aesthetics in Science Education with Pre-Service Teachers Alberta Teachers Association $5,060

 

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Roy Golsteyn Biological Sciences Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Unresectable Colon Cancer based on Targeting DNA Repair Transformative Research $39,000

 

Alberta Conservation Association

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Rob Laird Biological Sciences Does senescence occur in Lemma minor in the wild? Grants in Biodiversity $4,900

 

Alberta Economic Development and Trade

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Borries Demeler Chemistry & Biochemistry Establishment of a Canadian Center for Hydrodynamics Small Equipment Grants $249,376

 

Alberta Environment Sustainably Resource Development

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Nadia Rochdi Geography A Web-Based Monitoring System for Enhancing the Provincial Mapping and Monitoring Capability AEP - Environmental Monitoring and Science Division $100,000

 

Alberta Gambling Research Institute

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value Co-applicant(s)
Darren Christensen Health Sciences Gambling Accessibility Doctoral Level Research Allowance $5,000

Samuel Ofori Dei

Darren Christensen Health Sciences AGRI PhD Student Research Allowance Student Research Allowance $5,000  
David Euston Neuroscience From Motivation to Compulsion: the Neural Bases of Disordered Gambling Explored in a Rodent Model Major Grants $100,539 Darren Christensen
David Euston Neuroscience Graduate Student Scholarship Student Scholarship $5,000 Catherine Laskowski
David Euston Neuroscience Graduate Student Scholarship Student Scholarship $5,000  

 

Alberta Health Services

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value Co-applicant(s)
Cheryl Currie Health Sciences Addressing cancer risk among First Nations adults through trauma-infomred interventions: A randomized controlled trial. Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund $500,000

S. Christenson (Kainai Nation)
R. Kizuk (Palliser Medical Clinic)
E. Mason (RA, Health Sciences)
L. Prenoslo (Kainai Nation)
S. Bourque (MSc, Univ Lethbridge)
J. Barnes (MSc, Univ Lethbridge)

Cheryl Currie Health Sciences Use of trauma-informed mindfulness Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund $25,000  

 

Alberta Innovates

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Greg Vilk OVPR The Entreinvestor Training Program: An Experential Learning Program to Accelerate Entrepreneur-Investor Collisions ISEE Program

$9,200

Greg Vilk OVPR The Entreinvestor Program: Applied Understanding of the Investment Ecosystem for Effective Entrepreneurship Development Student/Recent Graduate Entrepreneur Support Program $10,000

 

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

Award Recipient Affiliation Project Value Supervisor
Summer Studentship Babtunde, Stella     $6,000 Metz, Gerlinde
Summer Studentship Chadwick, Caylin     $6,000 Mhajerani, Majid
Summer Studentship Davis, Erin     $6,000 Caspar, Sienna
Summer Studentship Dueck, Elijah     $6,000 Kothe, Ute
Summer Studentship Patel, Harshil     $6,000 McDonald, Robert
Summer Studentship Rocca, Daniel     $6,000 Wieden, HJ
Summer Studentship Southam, Cormac     $6,000 Metz, Gerlinde
  Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience Prediction and Understanding of Resilience in Albertan Families: Longitudinal Study of Disaster Responses (PURLS) $18,720  
  Sienna Caspar Health Sciences LPNs as change agents: Building LPN leadership capacity to enable practice change in residential care homes $24,959  

 

Alberta Prion Research Institute (Alberta Innovates)

Recipient Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Mohajerani, Majid Neuroscience Probing the impact of noradrenergic circuit and its role in resetting excitaiton/inhibition balance in Alzheimer's disease. $199,950 Robert McDonald
Athan Zovoilis Chemistry & Biochemistry Dissecting the role of protein misfolding in hyper-activation of immediate early genes through B2 RNA in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model $200,000 Majid Mohajerani
         

 

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Robert Sutherland Neuroscience Catalyzing fundamental dementia research at Lethbridge Hope for Tomorrow Dementia Research Catalyst Grant $104,400

B

Branch Out Neurological Foundation 

Award Affiliation Recipient Project Value Supervisor
Undergraduate Award   Janet Poplawski Correlates between stress-induced neurophysiological changes and behavioural, morphological, and metabolic changes in a mouse model. $6,000 Gerlinde Metz
  Neuroscience Robbin Gibb Maternal Experience and Brain Development of Offspring - Serena Jenkins $2,000  
  Neuroscience Aaron Gruber The effect of Ibogaine as a natural treatment for drug addiction $10,000  

 

Beswick

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Aaron Gruber Neuroscience Mechanisms of addiction in the brain Gift $102,773

C

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Trushar Patel Chemistry & Biochemistry Interaction Studies of Purified Biomolecules JELF associated with a CRC $343,458
Monique Giroux Native American Studies Ethnography and Community Engagement Studio JELF associated with a CRC $44,042
Borries Demeler Chemistry & Biochemistry Establishment of a Canadian Center for Hydrodynamics JELF associated with a CRC $249,376

 

Canada Research Chairs

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Trushar Patel Chemistry & Biochemistry CRC in RNA & Protein Biophysics Tier II CRC $500,000
Monique Giroux Native American Studies CRC in Indigenous Music, Culture, and Politics Tier II CRC $500,000
Julie Young Vice-President (Research) CRC in Social Justice of Borders Tier II CRC $500,000

 

Canadian Glycomics Network

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Erasmus Okine Biological Sciences Glyco-caged drug delivery to treat enteric inflammatory diseases in humans and livestock Collaborative Team Grant $51,000
Erasmus Okine Biological Sciences Glyco-caged drug delivery to treat enteric inflammatory diseases in humans and livestock Collaborative Team Grant $27,000

 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value Co-applicant(s)
Bonnie Lee Health Sciences Training addiction and mental health counsellors in couples systems intervention. Prairie CRISM Node $15,000  
Ute Kothe Chemistry & Biochemistry 11th International Ribosome Synthesis Conference Planning & Dissemination Grant $10,000 S. Abou Elela (Universite de Sherbrooke)
D. Lafontaine (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
T. Meier (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York)
J. Ortega (McGill University)
Olivia Marasco Chemistry & Biochemistry Modeling the mechanism of translation control of ATF4 by upstream open reading frames under normal and stressful physiological conditions. Summer Studentship Award $5,000 Roussel, Marc & Thakor, Nehalkumar (Chem & Biochem)
Chloe McNamee Health Sciences CIHR Travel Award CIHR Travel Award $1,000

Witcher, Chad (Health Sciences)

Bruce McNaughton Neuroscience The neural basis of cognitive reserve, the brain's principal defense against Alzheimer's dementia and normal age-related cognitive decline Project Grant $1,635,000  
Majid Mohajerani Neuroscience Probing the link between amyloid deposition, cortico-hippocampal network dysfunction and cognitive impairment in a second generation of transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease      

 

City of Lethbridge

Recipient Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Harrowing, Jean Health Sciences Poverty and its effects among post-secondary students: A mixed-methods study. $5,000

E. Pijl 
Rev.E. Philips

Em Pijl Health Sciences Implementation of Managed Alcohol $24,957  

 

Covenant Health

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value Co-applicant(s)
Olu Awosoga Health Sciences Caring for Caregivers - Phase I: Investigating The Health Status of Workers in Long Term Care Facilities in Southern Alberta CHRC Grant $5,000

Sienna Caspar

Julia Brassolotto

Claudia Steinke

Chad Witcher Health Sciences The Availability of Physical Activity Opportunities and Efforts to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour Within Covenant Health Long-Term Care and Supportive Living Facilities Research Grant $4,410  

 

F

Farmers Edge Inc.

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Craig Coburn Geography Farmers Edge Hyperspectral Field Data Collection Fee For Service Contract $5,250

H

Health Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Trushar Patel Chemistry & Biochemistry Towards better understanding of the critical host protein, DDX3-HCV RNA interactions CanHepC Trainee Fellowship $104,400

 

L

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Sienna Caspar Health Sciences Evaluation of MusicLINKS Study: Conducted by LINKages Society of Alberta MusicLINKS $8,064

 

M

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value Co-applicant(s)
Bonnie Lee Health Sciences A Realist Review to Elucidate the Mechanisms Explaining Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact on Couple Distress in Gambling Disorder Manitoba Gamblng Research Program Small Grant $49,990 Rumi Graham

 

March of Dimes Foundation

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience Novel receptor antagonists for delaying preterm birth and improving fetal outcomes in the non-human primate Operating Grant $10,530

 

MindFuel

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Han-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry UofL iGEM Collegiate Team 2017 geekStarter $32,000

 

MS Society of Alberta

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Olga Kovalchuk Biological Sciences Mechanisms and alleviation of aging-enhanced white matter injury following demyelination Alberta MS Collaboration $50,000

 

N

Natural Resources Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Chris Hopkinson Geography SAR/Lidar synergism for flood plain characterisation Research Contract $5,000

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Michael Gerken Chemistry & Biochemistry Sulfur in Inorganic Fluorine Chemistry and the Development of a New Class of Weakly Coordinating Anions Discovery Grant $68,000
David Euston Neuroscience Prefrontal Role in Rat Vocalizations and Social Behavior Discovery Grant $125,000
Sergio Pellis Neuroscience Play and the development of the brain's social skills Discovery Grant $165,000
Marc Roussel Chemistry & Biochemistry Theoretical studies of gene network dynamics Discovery Grant $140,000
Peter Henzi Psychology Environmental Structuring of Individual Action in a Social Mammal Discovery Grant $140,000
Robert Sutherland Neuroscience Hippocampus and memory: A systems level approach Discovery Grant $285,000
John Anvik Math & Computer Science Understanding and Supporting Information Needs of Software Development Tasks Discovery Grant $90,000
Marc Bomhof Kinesiology Chronic and prolonged, time-course impact of exercise on homeostatic appetite control Discovery Grant $100,000
Louise Barrett Psychology Behavioral Flexibility, Fertility and Social Network Influences in Human and Non-Human Primates Discovery Grant $200,000
Goater, Cam Biological Sciences Ecology of host/parasite interactions Discovery Grant $140,000
Athan Zovoilis Chemistry & Biochemistry Dissecting the mechanisms underlying RNA processing and function of noncoding RNAs derived by SINE elements Discovery Grant $140,000
Matthew Tata Neuroscience The Dynamics of Top-Down Attention: Predictive Coding Loops for Auditory Selective Attention Discovery Grant $25,000
Steven Mosimann Chemistry & Biochemistry Structure and Function of PTP-like myo-inositol phosphatases Discovery Grant $160,000
Igor Kovalchuk Biological Sciences Breeding and genotyping new hemp varieties Collaborative Research Development $687,000
Majid Mohajerani Neuroscience Ventilated surgical, dissection and recovery systems for rodent research Research Tools & Instruments $150,000
Robery Benkoczi Math & Computer Science Interactive data anonymization Engage $25,000
Stacey Wetmore Chemistry & Biochemistry Simulations of Biomolecular Interactions to Support Product Development Engage $25,000
Paul Hayes Chemistry & Biochemistry Protocal Development for Utilizing Bench-top NMR Spectrometers in an Intert Atmosphere Glove Box Engage $25,000
Han-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry RNA Bioengineering and Innovation CREATE $1,650,000

 

National Institutes of Health Research

Recipient Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Vasey, Paul Psychology Meta-Analysis of Male Sexual Orientation $141,756 A. Sanders (Northshore University Health System, Illinois)

 

P

Parkland Institute

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Maura Hanrahan Native American Studies Assessing Water Security in an Albertan Metis Settlement: A Pilot Project to Build Knowledge for Appropriate Water Policy Development Faculty Research Award $4,894

 

PolicyWise for Children and Families

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
James Sanders Health Sciences Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and effects SAGE Secondary Use Grant $5,000

R

RNA Society

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Han-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry ARRTI Speaker Series 2017-18 RNA Salons $1,000

 

S

Sanofi Genzyme Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Olga Kovalchuk Biological Sciences Mechanisms and alleviation of aging-enhanced white matter injury following demyelination Alberta MS Collaboration $50,000

 

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Claudia Malacrida Sociology World Conference on Research Integrity Travel Grant $2,500

 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Award Holder Department Funding Program Project Value Duration
Mary Kavanagh Art Insight Grant Atomic Tourist: Trinity $147,519 4 years
Catherine Kingfisher Anthropology Insight Grant Expanding Policies of Wellbeing: A Participatory Ethnographic Analysis of Urban Collective
Housing Communities in Tokyo and Vancouver
$106,810 4 years
Fangfang Li Psychology Insight Grant Speech production in children enrolled in second language education programs $151,495 4 years
Yutao Li Finance Insight Development Grant An Investigation of Banks’ Lending Network $39,078 2 years
Josie Mills Art Gallery Connection Grant You Are Here: an interdisciplinary workshop and knowledge mobilization program $48,000 1 year
Daniel P. O'Donnell English Partnership Development Grant Future Commons $200,000 2 years
Paul Vasey Psychology Insight Grant Inter-sexual mate competition in three cultures $141,756 4 years
Carol Williams Women and Gender Studies Insight Grant Kainai women's activism in treaty 7 territory 1968 to 1990: contemporary histories of social change $121,329 3 years
Inge Genee Modern Languages Connection Grant Successful strategies for Indigenous lnaguage revitalization $46,468  
YJ Bao Management Insight Grant The impact of narcissistic CEOs and the CEO-TMT interface on corporate entrepreneurship strategy and firm performance $10,000 1 year
Vishaal Baulkaran Management Insight Grant Board Effectiveness $37,610 2 years
Aaron Taylor New Media Insight Grant Screen Acting and Embodied Cognition $98,970

5 years

Christopher Kulucha Political Science Partnership Development Grant IMPoRT: Investigating Multilevel Politics through Research in Trade $15,000  

 

T

Tri-agency Institutional Program Secretariat

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Erasmus Okine Vice President (Research) Canada 150 research Chair in Biophysics Canada 150 Research Chairs $1,750,000

 

U

University of Calgary

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Robert Sutherland Neuroscience Keiko's U of C CREATE Fund NSERC CREATE Subaward $13,333

University of Lethbridge: Chinook Summer Research Awards

Recipient Project Value Supervisor
Barr, Kaitlin Indigenizing federalism: Institutionalizing Aboriginal self-government in the post-charter era $5,625 Belanger, Yale
Beck, Chad Investigating prairie plant extracts for novel activities against human cancer cells $5,625 Golsteyn, Roy
Buchan, Marrissa Neural basis of gambling addiction in an animal model $5,625 Euston, David
Cheredaryk, Keara Understanding the target specificity of guide RNAs $5,625 Kothe, Ute
Cote, Vincent Issue tracking plug-in bug report assignment recommendation $5,625 Anvik, John
Farrell, Celine Reducing moral distress in nursing providers of dementia care: Knowledge to Action in continuing care $5,625 Spenceley, Shannon
Fowosere, Bola Cause-related marketing $5,625 Runte, Mary
Giles, Carly Campaign against reproductive anatomy and the fetal rights movement in Southern Alberta $5,625 Williams, Carol
Guyn, Owen Etiology and neuromechanical basis of increased incidence of ACL damage in the non-dominant limb $5,625 Doan, Jon
Huber, Anthony Cryogenic thermal and mechanical properties of carbon fibre reinforced polymers $5,625 Naylor, David
Kazakoff, Thomas Studies in political friendship $5,625 Von Heyking, John
Khan, Kashif Binary codes from biangular lines in IRn $5,625 Kharaghani, Hadi
Lelekach, Marisa Are there sex differences in the development of ultrasonic vocalizations in rodents? $5,625 Gibb, Robbin
Loman, Michele Motivation for reading among adolescents $5,625 Bright, Robin
Maclean, Davis Psychophysical examination of expert lifting teams $5,625 Doan, Jon
Nguyen, Vicky Survey-based research, simulation and case analysis project $5,625 Gonzalez, George
Olsen, Justin Protein translation regulation during integrated stress response $5,625 Thakor, Nehal
Petersson, Jamie Effect of targeted memory reactivation during non-REM sleep on procedural memory consolidation $5,625 Tatsuno, Masami
Sanghavi, Prachi Effect of stress on severity of Multiple Sclerosis $5,625 Metz, Gerlinde
Smith, Brigitte Minority official language promotion in education in Canada and Cameroon: A comparative analysis $5,625 Takam, Alain
St.Jean, Dillon Metaphysics in world philosophy $5,625 Peacock, Kent
Thomas, Britanie Predictors of shared decision making and patient engagement in community-based health care settings $5,625 Leung, Brenda
Villanueva, Alexa Point of sale cause marketing: The impact of fellow customers and basket size on donation behaviour $5,625 Basil, Debra
Wittig, Chelsea Expanding policies of happiness: An ethnographic analysis of urban collective housing communities $5,625 Kingfisher, Catherine
Wood, Maya Effects of maternal preconception nicotine and environment on brain and behaviour in adolescent offspring $5,625 Gibb, Robbin

 

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

Recipient Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Belanger, Yale Political Science Evaluating the Urban Aboriginal Non-Market Housing Experience in Calgary $5,998  
Bomhof, Marc Kinesiology Combining prebiotics with exercise: a post-exercise dietary strategy for regulating appetite $12,000 Copeland, Jennifer
Ermus, Cindy History The Great European Plague Scare of 1720: A Global History of the Plague of Provence $6,000  
Hayes, Paul Chemistry & Biochemistry Metal Complexes of Phosphasalen Ligands $6,000  
Lee, Bonnie Health Science The Other Side of the Coin: Relational Processes Underlying Congruence Couple Therapy Outcomes in Gambling Treatment $12,000 Yanicki, Sharon
Patel, Trushar Chemistry & Biochemistry Towards Understanding the Role of Zyxin in Prostate Cancer $12,000 Wieden, Hans-Joachim
Pope, Paige Kinesiology Initial Validation and Testing of Physical Activity Promotion Messages tailored to stages of change and goal orientation $6,000  
Roussel, Marc Chemistry & Biochemistry On the mechanism of translation control by upstream open reading frames $12,000 Thakor, Nehal
Schultz, Elizabeth Biological Sciences Assessing transcriptional response of vein pattern genes to ABA $6,000  
Smither, Devon Fine Arts Duration and Unfinish in Pegi Nicol MacLeod's Self-Portraits"; Exhibition Proposal: Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Amy Wong $6,000  
Witcher, Chad Health Science The Availability of Physical Activity Opportunities and Efforts to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Long Term Care and Supportive Living Facilities in Alberta $5,951  
Zhang, John Math & Computer Science Improving Music Genre Classification through Association Analysis $6,000  

 

W

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Farhad Faghihi Chemistry & Biochemistry Clean technology solutions for mitigation of the environmental impact of plastic industry Western Diversification Program $1,000,000

 

Western North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN)

Recipient Affiliation Project Value
Sedgwick, Monique Health Sciences An analysis of undergraduate student nurses' moral sensitivity during simulation $5,000

 

WorkSafe BC

Recipient Affiliation Project Program Value
Hans-Joachim Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry Development of EMS pathogen detection tools using next generation sequencing Innovation at Work $50,000

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