2015

2015 Grants and Contracts

Faculty research is supported by provincial, national, and international agencies and foundations. In 2015, the U of L received the following new funding (listed alphabetically by funding agency):

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A

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Stewart Rood Biological Sciences Post-Flood River Regulation for Riparian Enhancement $207,000 3 year project

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Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS)

Award Recipient Department Project Value Notes
Postdoctoral Fellowship Michael Kyweriga Neuroscience Effect of Traumatic Noise Exposure on Neural Plasticity in the Mouse Auditory Cortex: Implications for Tinnitus Supervisor: Majid Mohajerani
Sustainability Funds Darren Christensen Health Sciences Incorporation of Contingency Management (CM) in the treatment for disordered gambling $20,000
Sustainability Funds Andrew Iwaniuk Neuroscience Development of a novel high throughput screening method $50,000
Sustainability Funds Luc Martin Kinesiology Social Network Analysis as a tool to increase physical activity of children $20,000
Sustainability Funds Rob McDonald Neuroscience Gender differences related to memory retention and circadian disruption. $50,000
Sustainability Funds Majid Mohajerani Neuroscience The role of cholinergic circuits in recovery following stroke. $50,000
Sustainability Funds Monique Sedgwick Health Sciences Health practices in rural and urban settings in southern Alberta $10,000

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AIHS Summer Studentship

Recipient

Supervisor

Department

Value

Amatto, Alycia

Ute Wieden-Kothe

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,600

Amatto, Lindsay

Robbin Gibb

Neuroscience

$5,600

Badenhorst, Cecilia

Aaron Gruber

Neuroscience

$5,600

Canabrava Carvalho, Ana

Bryan Kolb

Neuroscience

$5,600

Grigg, Nathan

Andrew Iwaniuk

Neuroscience

$5,600

Malach, Megan

Olga Kovalchuk

Biological Sciences

$5,600

Poplawski, Janet

Gerlinde Metz

Neuroscience

$5,600

Weiler, Amanda

Gerlinde Metz

Neuroscience

$5,600

Williams, Lauren

Andrew Iwaniuk

Neuroscience

$5,600

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C

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Award Recipient Department Project Value Team
John R. Evans Leaders Fund Flanagan, Larry Biological Sciences Functional Flows for Healthy Rivers: Ecosystem Flux Tower $81,255 co-investigator: Stew Rood
John R. Evans Leaders Fund Golsteyn, Roy Biological Sciences The Prairie to Pharmacy Program: Infrastructure $91,624

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Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Bryan Kolb Neuroscience TBA $25,000

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I

Institute of Field Research

Shawn Bubel Geography Student research assistant funding $5,000

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M

Musagetes Foundation

Leanne Elias New Media Disruptive Imaginings $20,000

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N

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Award Recipient Department Project Value Term
Discovery Grant Robert Benkoczi Math & Computer Science Zeros of L-functions and applications $90,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Rene Boere Chemistry & Biochemistry Redox Active Compounds & Non-innocent Ligands: Synthesis, Structure, Electrochemistry, EPR Spectroelectrochemistry $175,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Aaron Gruber Neuroscience The neurobiology of learning from rewards and mistake $200,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Paul Hayes Chemistry & Biochemistry Designer Ligands and Organometallic Complexes for New Reaction Chemistry, Materials and Catalysis $225,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Alice Hontela Biological Sciences Role of cortisol in the physiological response to toxicants in fish $165,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Chris Hopkinson Geography Integrating Lidar and Radar to support 4D environmental mapping, modeling and monitoring: 4DEM3 $22,000 1 year
Discovery Grant Shahadat Hossain Math & Computer Science Computing with Sparse and Structured Matrices: Mathematical Derivatives and Beyond $90,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Habiba Kadiri Math & Computer Science Zeros of L-functions and distribution of prim $55,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Robert Laird Biological Sciences Evolution of senescence in plant $105,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Jean-Baptiste Leca Psychology The hows and whys of intergroup variation in non-adaptive behaviours in macaques $145,000 5 years
Early Career Researcher Supplement Jean-Baptiste Leca Psychology The hows and whys of intergroup variation in non-adaptive behaviours in macaques $25,000 5 years
Discovery Grant David Logue Psychology Complex vocal interaction $120,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Artur Luczak Neuroscience Neuronal patterns of activity and memory formation processes $285,000 5 years
Discovery Accelerator Supplement Artur Luczak Neuroscience Neuronal patterns of activity and memory formation processes $120,000 3 years
Discovery Grant Robert McDonald Neuroscience Neural circuits and mechanisms of context specific conditioned inhibition $355,000 5 years
Discovery Accelerator Supplement Robert McDonald Neuroscience Neural circuits and mechanisms of context specific conditioned inhibition $120,000 3 years
Research Tools & Instruments Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience CCBN mouse housing & test facility $146,839 1 year
Discovery Grant Majid Mohajerani Neuroscience In vivo probing of cortical-hippocampal interaction during up-down states $190,000 5 years
Early Career Researcher Supplement Majid Mohajerani Neuroscience In vivo probing of cortical-hippocampal interaction during up-down states $25,000 3 years
Discovery Grant Nathan Ng Math & Computer Science Zeros of L-functions and applications $85,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Greg Pyle Biological Sciences Contaminant effects on chemical communication in aquatic animals: targeted effects and recovery during continuous exposure conditions $165,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Locke Spencer Physics & Astronomy Imaging the Far-Infrared Astrophysical Universe $110,000 5 years
Early Career Researcher Supplement Locke Spencer Physics & Astronomy Imaging the Far-Infrared Astrophysical Universe $25,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Masami Tatsuno Neuroscience Quiescent dependent consolidation of spatial and motorskill memory: investigation of the neural mechanisms with animal models and computational modelli $140,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Paul Vasey Psychology The Biopsychology of Non-Conceptive Sex: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives $200,000 5 years
Discovery Grant Mark Walton Physics & Astronomy From conformal field theory to quantum mechanics and quantum information $95,000 5 years

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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Recipient

Supervisor

Department

Value

Andrews, Ian

H.J. Wieden

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Baedke, Jessica

Ute Wieden-Kothe

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Benson, Christopher

Locke Spencer

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Brinkman, Ben

Drew Rendall

Psychology

$5,625

Carpenter, Emily

Olga Kovalchuk

Biological Sciences

$5,625

Dueck, Elijah

Ute Wieden-Kothe

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Duffy, Dakota

Hadi Kharaghani

Math & Computer Science

$5,625

Farfus, Allison

Igor Kovalchuk

Biological Sciences

$5,625

Fender, Kai

Hadi Kharaghani

Math & Computer Science

$5,625

Fisher, Kyler

David Euston

Neuroscience

$5,625

Francis, Forrest

Amir Akbary

Math & Computer Science

$5,625

Harvey, Theo

Hester Jiskoot

Geography

$5,625

Heller, Jalyce

H.J. Wieden

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Kung, Ryan

Stacey Wetmore

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

MacCrimmon, Roderick

Locke Spencer

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Provost, Trishell

Jon Doan

Kinesiology

$5,625

Reynolds, Teddi

Gerlinde Metz

Neuroscience

$5,625

Robbins, Matthew

Saurya Das

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Scott, Hannah

Gerlinde Metz

Neuroscience

$5,625

Southam, Cormac

Masami Tatsuno

Neuroscience

$5,625

Tailfeathers, Deserae

Roy Golsteyn

Biological Sciences

$5,625

Turnbull, Doug

Michael Gerken

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Weiler, Vince

Locke Spencer

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Woodman, Sam

Cam Goater

Biological Sciences

$5,625

Yao, Yoyo

H.J. Wieden

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

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P

Parkland Institute

Carol Williams History/Women & Gender Studies Campaigns against reproductive autonomy and the fetal rights movement in southern Alberta $5,000

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S

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Award Recipient Department Project Value
Aid to Scholarly Journals Dan O'Donnell English Digital Studies
Insight Development Grant Kimberly Mair Sociology Verminous House Guests, Lazy Dogs, and the Good Citizen: The Biopolitics of Care in WWII Britain $25,194
Insight Development Grant Paul Sanden Music Creating Virtuosity in an Electronic Age: Glenn Gould and Electronic Technologies 19,184
Insight Development Grant Pei Shao Management Do Loan Resales Affect Firms' Initial Public Offering, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Financial Reporting Practice? $57,900
Insight Grant Elizabeth Galway English Representations of the Ancient Near East in Children's Literature $106,000 Co-applicant: Kevin McGeough (Geography)
Insight Grant Inge Genee Modern Languages A Digital Dictionary for the Blackfoot Language $198,000
Insight Grant Dan O'Donnell English What Goes Around: Editing the Anglo-Saxon Visionary Cross Cultural Matrix $233,000
Institutional Grant Lesley Brown Vice-President Research Internal SSHRC Grant & Research Dissemination Grant programs $84,000

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U

University of Lethbridge: Chinook Summer Research Awards

Recipient

Supervisor

Department

Value

Anwender, Lacey

Bonnie Lee

Health Sciences

$5,625

Babatunde, Stella

Gerlinde Metz

Neuroscience

$5,625

Chenger, Corbin

Robbin Gibb

Neuroscience

$5,625

Elser, Alexa

Nicholas Hanson

Theatre & Drama

$5,625

Hu, Ye Lin (Andy)

Fangfang Li

Psychology

$5,625

Parks, Amy

Anne Dymond

Art

$5,625

Tams, Rachel

John von Heyking

Political Science

$5,625

Viejou, Carey

Heidi MacDonald

History

$5,625

Bykowski, Elani

Jon Doan

Kinesiology

$5,625

Patel, Harshil

Nehal Thakor

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Lelekach, Marisa

Robbin Gibb

Neuroscience

$5,625

Henrickson, Ashley

Kristine Alexander

History

$5,625

Kuhn, Alissa Jean

Ken Vos

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Krause, Holly

Shawn Bubel

Geography

$5,625

Schultz, Sarah

Ute Wieden-Kothe

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Sitwell, Geoffrey

Locke Spencer

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Cramer, Jordan

Adriana Predoi-Cross

Physics & Astronomy

$5,625

Mosimann, Wesley

Marc Roussel

Chemistry & Biochemistry

$5,625

Steinkey, Dylan

Aditya Manek

Biological Sciences

$5,625

Thompson, Kai

Yale Belanger

Native American Studies

$5,625

Niehaus, Claire

Robbin Gibb

Neuroscience

$5,625

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University of Lethbridge: CREDO

Recipient Department Project Value
Anne Dymond Art Art historical knowledge mobilization through an immersive game environment $22,642
James Linville Religious Studies The creation of myth and meaning among young earth creationists $21,000
Omar Rodriguez Modern Languages Direct video-making in rural Venezuela $23,000
D. Andrew Stewart Music Digital Lutherie: From augmented to digital musical instrument $22,920
Marinus Swanepoel Library A comparative study of the use of altmetrics-enabled repositories by scholars in a developed and a developing country $11,251
Aaron Taylor New Media Screen acting and embodied cognition $23,000

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University of Lethbridge: Health Research Accelerator Fund

Recipient Affiliation Project Value
Aaron Gruber Neuroscience Electrophysiological Recording in Lateral Habenula $10,000
Artur Luczak Neuroscience Increasing cortical plasticity and improving stroke recovery by modifying brain synchronization $10,000
Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience Using metabolomic biomarkers to predict risk of mental illness $10,000
Monique Sedgwick Health Sciences A quasi-experimental study exploring the relationship between the use of mobile technologies, walking distance, and clinical decision making among rural hospital nurses $10,000
Ute Wieden-Kothe Chemistry & Biochemistry Cellular and biochemical studies of pseudouridine formation during early steps of ribosome formation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae $10,000

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University of Lethbridge: International Research Engagement Fund

Award Recipient Department Project Value
Project Andrew Iwaniuk Neuroscience A high-resolution and high-throughput method for counting neurons and synapses in the vertebrate brain $18,000
Project Rob McDonald Neuroscience Effects of uncertainty on orbito frontal function and learning $18,000
Project Claudia Steinke Health Sciences Developing human resource climates in health organizations: Examining their workplace dynamics and impacts in a global context using case research $18,000
Project Matthew Tata Neuroscience International Collaboration on Neuromorphic Vision & Hearing $18,000
Seed Mark Walton Physics & Astronomy Orbit functions as wave functions for quantum mechanics in an alcove $3,000

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University of Lethbridge: University of Lethbridge Research Fund

Recipent Affiliation Project Value Co-applicant(s)
Rene Boere Chemistry & Biochemistry Borane Electron Reservoirs for Thiazyl Redox Systems $6,000
Denton Fredrickson Art Data Visualization Lab Research $12,000 Leanne Elias (New Media)
Roy Golsteyn Biological Sciences Prairie to Pharmacy Project: Chemistry $6,000
Claudia Gonzalez Kinesiology Eye-Hand Coordination:Do The Hand Really Follow the Eye? $6,000
Nicholas Hanson Theatre & Dramatic Arts There's No Such Thing as a Free Show $6,000
Peter Henzi Psychology The Social Dynamics of Participation In Vervet Monkey Inter-troop Aggression $12,000 Jonathan Jarrett
Rebecca Hudson Breen Health Sciences Making It Work: Career-Life Development and recovery From Substance Use Disorders $6,000
Darron Kelly Education Alberta School Principals’ Use of Professional Portfolios in Teacher Hiring $12,000 Stephanie Hancock (Psychology)
Bryan Kolb Neuroscience The Relationship Of Stress During Brain Development on The Response To Stress and Nicotine in Adulthood $12,000 Robbin Gibb (Neuroscience)
Robert Kossuth Kinesiology Aboriginal and Settler Sport and Physical Culture as a Contact Zone in Frontier Lethbridge, Alberta. $6,000
Matthew Krause Kinesiology Exercise-Mediated Regulation of the Hormone Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 $6,000
Goldie Morgentaler English Translating Letters for a Literary Biography of Chava Rosenfarb $6,000
Claudia Steinke Health Sciences Exploring the Relationship Between Callings-Orientation and Job-Demands of Nurses and the Impact on their Well-Being $6,000
Matthew Tata Neuroscience Cognitive Robotics and the University of Lethbridge $12,000 John Vokey (Psychology), Howard Cheng (Math & Computer Science)
Masami Tatsuno Neuroscience Influence of Selective Suppression of Memory Reactivation On Motor Skill Learning $6,000
Raquel Trillia Modern Languages The Emergence of Women as Writers and Societal Participants: The Convent of San Pablo, Toledo (1400-1650) $6,000
Jay Whitehead Theatre & Dramatic Arts Castratti: An Electro Drag Opera $6,000

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W

Western North-western Region – Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Research Grant Monique Sedgwick Health Sciences The impact of mobile technologies used at the point of care on the quality of clinical decision making of new graduates $5,000

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