2012 Competition Results

 

Faculty research is supported by provincial, national and international agencies and foundations. In 2012, the U of L received the following new funding (listed alphabetially by funding agency):

A to D ¦ E to H ¦ I to L ¦ M to P ¦ Q to T ¦ U to Z

A to D

 

Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies

Noella Piquette Education $6,000
Jennifer Thannhauser Education $6,000

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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Wei Xu Geography $20,000 Commercialization for TECTERRA funded project

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Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research

Claudia Malacrida Sociology $10,000
Claudia Malacrida Sociology $40,000

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Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Award Recipient Faculty / Department Value
Individual Artists Project Grant Mary Kavanagh Art $15,000
Cultural Relations Grant Taras Polataiko Art $6,000
Cultural Relations Grant Janice Rahn / Michael Campbell Education/Art $14,000 Co-PI's

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Alberta Gaming Research Institute grants

Yale Belanger Native American Studies $138,821
Cheryl Currie Public Health $86,274
Gabriela Novotna Addictions Counselling $2,500 Co-applicant: Rob Willilams
Claudia Steinke Nursing $4,000 Co-applicant: Rob Williams

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Alberta Inflammatory Bowel Disease Consortium

Sameer Deshpande Management $50,000

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Alberta Innovates: Health Solutions (misc. grants)

Benjamin Clark Neuroscience TBD Postdoctoral fellow working with Bruce McNaughton
Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience $25,000 Co-director with the U of A

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Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Summer Studentships

Each award is valued at $1,300/month for up to 4 months.

RECIPIENT SUPERVISOR DEPARTMENT
Burger, Danielle Iwaniuk, Andrew Neuroscience
Dube, Sutherland McNaughton, Bruce Neuroscience
Kovalchuk, Anna Kolb, Bryan Neuroscience
Kurio, Kristyn Metz, Gerlinde Neuroscience
Matkin, Ashlee Metz, Gerlinde Neuroscience
Nakahashi, Ayuno Kolb, Bryan Neuroscience

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Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Sustainability Funds

Roy Golsteyn Biological Sciences Mapping new pathways for checkpoint adaptation in human cancer cells $40,000
Aaron Gruber Neuroscience Optogenetic activities kickstart $40,000
David Naylor Physics & Astronomy THz imaging of breast cancer $40,000
Paul Vasey Psychology Health Research in Samoa and Japan $40,000
Ute Wieden-Kothe Chemistry & Biochemistry Biochemistry of the early steps of Ribosome Biogenesis $40,000

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Alberta Rural Development Network grants

Shawn Bubel Geography $9,995
Glenda Bonifacio Women and Gender Studies $10,000
Jon Doan Kinesiology & Physical Education $8,500
Leanne Elias New Media $6,600
Carmen Mombourquette Education $9,100
Monique Sedgwick Nursing $10,000
David Slomp Education $10,000
Carol Williams Women & Gender Studies $8,528.40
Carol Williams Women & Gender Studies $9,968

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Alzheimer Society of Canada

Shannon Spenceley Nursing $83,207

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American Cancer Society

Raphael Lencucha Public Health US$26,360

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ATB Financial

Gordon Hunter / Dan Kazakoff Management $36,000 Funding for Small Business Institute speaker series

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Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Nadia Rochdi ATIC $25,000 Co-applicant: Karl Staenz

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Canada Council for the Arts

Visual Artists: Project Grant Mary Kavanagh Art $15,000
Grant for Professional Writers Maria Ng English $11,000
Travel Grant Michael Campbell Art $2,500

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Canada Foundation for Innovation

Recipient Department Award Value* Co-applicants
Aaron Gruber Neuroscience Leader's Opportunity Fund $368,598
Paul Hazendonk Chemistry & Biochemistry Leader's Opportunity Fund $1,916,000 Michael Gerken, Paul Hayes
Andrew Iwaniuk Neuroscience Leader's Opportunity Fund $131,633
H.J. Wieden Chemistry & Biochemistry Leader's Opportunity Fund $374,424

* note, value of award includes matching funds provided by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and the University of Lethbridge.

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Olga Kovalchuk Biological Sciences $45,000 Subgrant from U of A
Olga Kovalchuk Biological Sciences $375,000 co-applicant: Rob McDonald

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Canadian Space Agency

Award Recipient Department Value
Contract David Naylor Physics & Astronomy $26,880
Contract David Naylor Physics & Astronomy $67,016
Contract Karl Staenz Geography $60,000 co-applicant: Jinkai Zhang
Space Science Enhancement Award PDF Fellowship Matthijs Van Der Wiel Physics & Astronomy $156,000 PDF working with David Naylor

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Canadian Stroke Network Summer Studentship

Recipient Supervisor Department Value
Devany Benis Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience $7,000

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Canadian Wildlife Federation

Richard Mrazek Education $50,000

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Chinook Summer Research Awards

Each award is valued at $5,625.

RECIPIENT SUPERVISOR FACULTY/DEPARTMENT
Clifton, Brett MacDonald, Heidi History
Couture, Jesse Adams, Carly Kinesiology & Physical Education
Elniski, David Russell, Tony Biological Sciences
Huseby, Krista Rosen, Nicole Modern Languages
Lenz, Stefan Wetmore, Stacey Chemistry & Biochemistry
Lerner, Camara Cheng, Howard Mathematics & Computer Science
Moranz, Gillian MacKenzie, James Anthropology
Ortiz Ospina, Sara

Wilson, Patrick

Anthropology
Patton, Karissa MacDonald, Heidi/Perry, Michael Library - Archives
Sutter, Kendra McDonald, Robert Neuroscience
Uchiyama, Ryutaro Grant, Kevin/Tata, Matthew Mathematics & Computer Science/Neuroscience
VanOyen, Jenn Euston, David Neuroscience
Veenendaal, Ian Naylor, David Physics & Astronomy
Vuong, Ben Mosimann, Steven Chemistry & Biochemistry
Wrightson, Chelsea Vasey, Paul Psychology

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CIHR awards

Penny D'Agnone ORIS Cafe Scientifique $3,000 H.J. Wieden is a co-applicant
Sameer Deshpande Management Operating Grant TBA Co-applicant
Sameer Deshpande Management Research Planning grant TBA Co-applicant
Judith Kulig Nursing Operating Grant $173,055
Gabriela Novotna Health Sciences CIHR $6,483 Subgrant from McMaster University
Ute Wieden-Kothe Chemistry & Biochemistry Dissemination Events $8,000

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Community Research Excellence Development Opportunities (CREDO) Grants

Jerimy Cunningham Anthropology The Temporal Association of CH-315 and Paquime in the Casa Grandes Culture $23,000
Claudia Malacrida Sociology Eugenics to Newgenics in Alberta: An Exploratory Study $23,000
Janay Nugent History Parenting and Childhood in Early Modern Scotland, c. 1560 - c. 1750 $22,634.80
Amy Shaw History The Boer War, Imperialism and Nationalism in Canada $15,516.98

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Emmy Droog Research Awards in Health Sciences

Cheryl Currie Health Sciences Aboriginal spirituality as an alternative and complementary therapy for mental health challenges $10,000 Team: Brad Hagen, Bernadine Wojtowicz and Jan Wiebe-Neufeld (Gray Wolf Counselling)
Ruth Grant Kalischuk Health Sciences Complementary therapy use among those living with cancer: Navigating the health care environment $10,000 Team: Cheryl Currie, Mary Kavanagh, Aleitha Ward (The Medicine Tree Healing Arts Centre)

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endMS Summer Studentship Assistant

Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience $5,000

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European Union FP7 grant

David Naylor Physics & Astronomy €403,200 Project led by University College London (UK)

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Grand Challenges in Global Health

Gerlinde Metz Neuroscience US$1,150,000 co-applicant, project led by U of A

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Health Canada

Judith Kulig Health Sciences $3,500 co-applicant

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Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

Judith Kulig Health Sciences $5,000

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Interdisciplinary Research Development Fund

Leanne Elias New Media The e-Book of New Media Methods and Practice $97,345 Team: Michael Campbell, Cheryl Meheden, John Usher, and Janice Rahn
Roy Golsteyn Biological Sciences An inSPIRED View of Cancer Cells $100,000 Team: Olga Kovalchuk, David Naylor
Josephine Mills Art Complex social change: Teaching, performing, exhibiting, designing, mapping $100,000 Team: Louise Barrett, Lisa Doolittle, Emily Luce, Bruce MacKay, Tiffany Muller Myrdahl
Nicole Rosen Modern Languages Language: Development, Identity and Assessment $100,000 Team: Inge Genee, Robbin Gibb, Claudia Gonzalez, Fangfang Li, Noella Piquette
Carol Williams Women & Gender Studies Creative Appropriations $98,723 Team: Glenda Bonifacio, Bonnie Lee, Linda ManyGuns, and Patrick Wilson

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Internal Artistic/Creative Grant

Michael Campbell Art Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting $4,500
Dagmar Dahl Art Berlin Monument Paintings $4,500
Mary Kavanagh Art Atomic Suite $4,500

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Internal SSHRC Grant

Michelle Hogue Chemistry & Biochemistry Chemistry Through Theatre $4,500
Janay Nugent History Health and Healing of Children in Early Modern Scotland $4,500
Kent Peacock Philosophy An Epsilon Calculus without the Epsilon $4,500
Amy Shaw History The Boer War: Imperialism and Citizenship in Canada $4,500

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers Noelle Gunst Psychology $31,538 working with Paul Vasey
Postdocoral Research Support Allowance (Short-tern) for North American and European Researchers Noelle Gunst Psychology $6,294 working with Paul Vasey

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Leakey Foundation

Jean-Baptiste Leca Psychology $13,140 PDF working with Paul Vasey

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Max Bell Foundation

Noella Piquette Education $199,992 co-applicant

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The Monieson Centre, Queen's Business School

Gordon Hunter Management $238,610

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National Science Foundation

Jennifer Mather Psychology TBA Collaborating Consultant

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Norlien Foundation

Bryan Kolb Neuroscience $100,000

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NSERC CREATE

NSERC CREATE International and Industrial Imaging Training (I3T) Program Albert Cross Neuroscience TBD Co-applicant
NSERC CREATE in Biological information processing: From genome to systems level Robert Sutherland Neuroscience $1,650,000

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NSERC Discovery Grants

Louise Barrett Psychology $25,000 Situated social cognition
Sarah Boon Geography $135,000 Effects of forest disturbance on snow mass and energy balance in headwater regions
Howard Cheng Math & Computer Science $85,000 Space-efficient algorithms in computer algebra and image processing applications
Saurya Das Physics & Astronomy $85,000 Quantum gravity: Phenomenological and theoretical aspects
Jon Doan Kinesiology & Physical Education $105,000 Perceived affordances for human biomechanics work
Cam Goater Biological Sciences $130,000 Ecology and evolution of host/parasite interactions
Bruce McNaughton Neuroscience $450,000 The hippocampal indexing theory: Impact of hippocampal-neocortical back projections on neocortical neurodynamics, plasticity, and coding.
Jackie Rice Math & Computer Science $90,000 Logic synthesis for reversible and traditional logic circuits
Elizabeth Schultz Biological Sciences $125,000 Understanding the molecular mechanism of vein formation in Arabidopsis
Robert Sutherland Neuroscience $450,000 Hippocampus and memory: A systems level approach
Soroosh Yazdani Math & Computer Science $85,000 Local szpiro conjecture and congruences between modular forms

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NSERC Research Tools & Instruments

Amir Akbary Math & Computer Science $10,407 Computational problems in number theory Co-applicants: Nathan Ng, Soroosh Yazdani
Paul Hazendonk Chemistry & Biochemistry $150,000 Solution- and Solid-state 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility upgrade Co-applicants: Rene Boere, Michael Gerken, Paul Hayes, David Siminovitch

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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Each award is valued at $5,625.

RECIPIENT SUPERVISOR DEPARTMENT
Baedke, Jessica Wieden, H.-J. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Booth, Ryan Tatsuno, Masami Neuroscience
Case, Julia Rendall, Drew Psychology
Caton, Evan Wieden-Kothe, Ute Chemistry & Biochemistry
Daviduck, Quinn Wieden, H.-J. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Gohdes, Kari Burg, Theresa Biological Sciences
Hakstol, Rhys Gruber, Aaron Neuroscience
Leavens, Fern Wieden-Kothe, Ute Chemistry & Biochemistry
Mills, Kelly Gonzalez, Claudia Kinesiology & Physical Education
Petterson, Lanna Vasey, Paul Psychology
Powis, Oba Das, Saurya Physics & Astronomy
Ramp, Hugh Naylor, David Physics & Astronomy
Sawatsky, Megan Lalumiere, Martin Psychology
Stimson, John Russell, Tony Biological Sciences
Stone, Kayla Gonzalez, Claudia Kinesiology & Physical Education
Van Hell, Dennis Hontela, Alice Biological Sciences
Vathracoulis, Sophia Metz, Gerlinde Neuroscience
Villiger, Majken Hayes, Paul Chemistry & Biochemistry
Visser, Mackenzie Russell, Tony Biological Sciences
Vuong, Anthony Wieden, H.-J. Chemistry & Biochemistry
Zahir, Saif Hayes, Paul Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)

Shahadat Hossain Mathematics & Computer Science $3,000

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Parkland Institute

Claudia Malacrida Sociology $5,000

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SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals grant

Edward Jurkowski Music $60,330

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SSHRC Insight grants

Insight Development Grant Abdie Kazemipur Sociology TBD co-applicant, project led by Memorial University
Insight Grant Harold Jansen Political Science $296,748
Insight Grant Heidi MacDonald History $61,802
Insight Grant Noella Piquette Education TBD co-applicant. project led by McGill University
Insight Grant Paul Vasey Psychology $197,635

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SSHRC partnership grants

Partnership Grant Yale Belanger Native American Studies TBD co-applicant, led by Trent
Partnership Grant Henning Bjornlund Economics TBD co-applicant, led by Brock
Partnership Grant Glenda Bonifacio Women & Gender Studies TBD collaborator, led by UWO
Partnership Grant Abdie Kazemipur Sociology TBD co-applicant, led by UWO
Partnership Grant Richard Mueller Economics TBD collaborator, led by UWO
Partnership Grant Ivan Townshend Geography TBD co-applicant, led by U of T
Partnership Grant Wei Xu Geography TBD co-applicant, led by Brock

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SSHRC Public Outreach grant

Debra Basil Management $36,927

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U of L Research Dissemination Grant

Fall 2012 Glenda Bonifacio Women & Gender Studies $2,000
Spring 2012 Inge Genee Modern Languages $2,000
Fall 2012 Catherine Kingfisher Anthropology $1,680
Spring 2012 Janice Newberry Anthropology $2,000
Fall 2012 Hillary Rodrigues / John Harding Religious Studies $1,800
Fall 2012 Arlan Schultz Music $2,000
Spring 2012 Amy Shaw History $1,580

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ULRF grants

Recipient Department/Faculty Award Title
Vishaal Baulkaran/Ebenezer Asem Management - Finance $9,000 When does good news carry value? An examination of earnings announcements in bull and bear markets.
Sarah Boon Geography $4,500 Disappearing streams: Glacier retreat, landscape evolution, and hydrology
Shawn Bubel Geography $4,500 Analysis of the lithic remains from Tel Beth Shemesh, Israel
Michael Campbell Art $2,150 Documentary on west coast builders
Arundhati Dasgupta Physics & Astronomy $4,500 Aspects of quantum gravity
Larry Flanagan Biological Sciences $4,479 Temperature and moisture controls on ecosystem carbon exchange and productivity
Claudia Gonzalez/Fangfang Li Kinesiology & Physical Education/Psychology $4,500 Hand use for grasping in children with delayed language development
Ute Wieden-Kothe Chemistry & Biochemistry $4,500 RNA recognition mechanisms of pseudouridine synthases
Jason Laurendeau Sociology $4,500 Halifax Regional Search and Rescue: Risk and responsibility
Raphael Lencucha Health Sciences - Public Health $4,460 The role of international non-governmental organizations during the negotiation of the Protocol on the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products
Hua Li Mathematics & Computer Science $4,500 A secure and fault tolerant architecture for wireless sensor networks
Heidi MacDonald History $4,500 Disappearing identities: Women's religious congregations in Atlantic Canada since 1960
Kimberly Mair Sociology $4,491 Spatial deployments: Reiterations of contact and identification in the museum
Steve Patitsas/Saurya Das Physics & Astronomy $9,000 Testing for modified Newtonian dynamics in a terrestrially-based free fall experiment
Adriana Predoi-Cross Physics & Astronomy $4,500 Spectroscopic study of carbon dioxide to enable isotopic fractionation studies of the Martian atmosphere
Drew Rendall Psychology $4,400 The nature and function of variability in the song of male house wrens (Troglodytes aedon)
Shelley Scott Theatre & Drama $4,500 Women Playwrights International Conference - August 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden
David Siminovitch/Tony Montina Physics & Astronomy $9,000 The use of a home-build computational cluster for the design and analysis of NMR recoupling sequences under magic-angle spinning conditions
d. Andrew Stewart Music $4,500 Research residency - exchange at the Centro Mexicano para la Musica y Artes Sonoras (Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts)
Mark Walton Physics & Astronomy $4,500

Quantum box with running boundary conditions

John Zhang Mathematics & Computer Science $4,500

Enhancing classification accuracy in music through ensemble techniques

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TECTERRA

Wei Xu Geography $490,000

Co-applicant: Karl Staenz
Commercialization Partner: Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development

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