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2011 Competition results

Faculty research is supported by provincial, national and international agencies and foundations. In 2011, the following new funding was received:

2011 Alberta Cancer Foundation Research Grants

RecipientDepartment Grant Type Amount
Olga KovalchukBiological SciencesAlberta Cancer Research Operating Grant$408,626
Olga KovalchukBiological SciencesAlberta Cancer Bridge, Pilot & Limited Term Project Grants$50,000

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2011 Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Post-doctoral Fellowships

Each award is valued at $35,000 for salary and $3,000 for a Research Allowance.

RECIPIENTSUPERVISORDEPARTMENT Type
Bo WangKovalchuk, Olga

Biological Sciences

Renewal

Corinne Montes-RodriguezMcNaughton, Bruce

Neuroscience

Renewal

Ivan SkelinGruber, Aaron

Neuroscience

Renewal

Aaron WilberMcNaughton, Bruce

Neuroscience

Renewal

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2011 Alberta Rural Development Network

RecipientDepartmentValue
Danny BaldersonEducation$37,000
Yale BelangerNative American Studies$244,712
Jon DoanKinesiology & Physical Education$10,000
Leanne EliasNew Media$10,000
Monique SedgwickHealth Sciences$10,000

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2011 CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund

RecipientDepartment
Value
Claudia GonzalezKinesiology
$244,712
Rene Boere & Paul HayesChemistry & Biochemistry
$441,105

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2011 CIHR Research Grants

RecipientDepartment Grant Type Amount
Jean Harrowing/David GregoryHealth SciencesMeetings, Planning & Dissemination Grant$ 19,023
Hans-Joachim WiedenChemistry & BiochemistryOperating Grant$515,416

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2011 CREDO Grants

RecipientDepartment/FacultyProject TitleValue
Andrea CuellarAnthropologySocial Complexity in Eastern Ecuador: Central Places & Socio-political Change$23,000
Erika Hasbe-LudtEducationLife Writing in the Digital and Cultural Commons$22,600
Edward JurkowskiMusicA Study of Morton Feldman's Compositional Process in Relation to his Late Works, circa 1977-1987$17,680
Fangfang LiPsychologyThe Development of Socially Acquired, Gender-Differntiated Speech Patterns$23,000
Nicole RosenModern LanguagesEnglish in southern Alberta$23,000
Rossitsa YalamovaManagementTrader's Network Topology & Synchronization Dynamics as Indicator of Price Bubble Leading to Crashes$23,000
Wenlong YuanManagementOrganizational Responses to Environmental Shocks$20,260

Carly Adams (Kinesiology) was also a successful candidate; however, she was subsequently successful in her external SSHRC grant which necessitated a return of the CREDO funding.

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl (Women's Studies) was also a successful applicant; however, she was subsequently successful in her external SSHRC grant which necessitated a return of the CREDO funding.
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2011 Internal SSHRC Grants

RecipientDepartmentAwardProject Title
Brian BlackMusic$4,500Research into Franz Schubert
Jerimy CunninghamAnthropology$4,500Analysis of Ceramics from Viejo Period Structures at site CH-240, Chihuahua, Mexico
Edward JurkowskiMusic$4,500Anatomy of a Composer's Workshop: Morton Feldman and the Abstract Painters
Raphael LencuchaHealth Sciences$4,500Implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: a South African Case Study.
Suzanne LenonWomen's Studies$4,500Contesting Difference: Diversity & Anti-Racism in Queer Spacialities
Emily LuceNew Media$4,500DesignCity: Montreal
Ian MacLachlanGeography$4,500Western Australia's Sheep Export Industry
Tiffany Muller MyrdahlWomen's Studies$4,500The Lives of (Sexual) Others: Social Difference and Urban Change in Lethbridge, Alberta
Nicole RosenModern Languages$4,460Ethno-religion as a Sociolinguistic Variable in Southern Alberta

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2011 NSERC Discovery Grants

RecipientDepartmentValueProject Title
Igor KovalchukBiological Sciences$200,000Epigenetic regulation of transgenerational response
Brent SelingerBiological Sciences$180,000Protein tyrosine phosphatase-like phytases: a new class of bacterial regulatory proteins?
H.J. WiedenChemistry & Biochemistry$180,000Mechanism and structural dynamics of translation
Matthew LettsGeography$120,000Plant physiological response to environmental stress in semiarid ecosystems
Derek PeddleGeography$165,000Remote sensing of forest structure and environmental change
Claudia GonzalezKinesiology & Physical Education$120,000The organization of visually-guided actions
Amir AkbaryMathematics & Computer Science$65,000Analytic problems for L-functions and elliptic curves
Yllias ChaliMathematics & Computer Science$100,000Inferencing and synthesizing information from multiple documents using text summarization and question answering models
Jim MorrisMathematics & Computer Science$50,000Cayley graphs: isomorphisms, automorphisms, Hamilton cycles and more
Shelly WismathMathematics & Computer Science$70,000Algorithmic graph drawing
Robbin GibbNeuroscience$120,000Parental influences on recovery after early brain injury
David NaylorPhysics & Astronomy$345,000Astronomical imaging spectroscopy at far infrared and submillimetre wavelenghts

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2011 NSERC Research Tools & Instruments

RecipientDepartmentValueProject Title
Tony RussellBiological SciencesPurification system for the isolation of ribonucleoprotein components
Paul HayesChemistry & BiochemistryGel permeation chromatograph for polymer characterization

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2011 Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

RecipientDepartment
Value
Glenda BonifacioWomen's Studies
$5000
Bonnie LeeHealth Sciences
$5000

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2011 SSHRC Awards

AwardRecipientDepartment/FacultyValue
Aboriginal GrantNicole RosenModern Languages$5,000co-applicant
Aid to Research Workshops & ConferencesJan NewberryAnthropology$23,522
Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) grantDawn McBrideEducationTBDco-applicant
Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) grantGordon HunterManagementTBDco-applicant
Insight Development GrantTiffany Muller MyrdahlWomen's Studies$41,995
Partnership Grant (LOI Stage)Henning BjornlundEconomicsTBDco-applicant
Public Outreach Grant: Canadian Environmental IssuesJim Byrne
co-applicants: James Graham (New Media) & Susan McDaniel (Prentice Institute)
Geography$128,000
Sport Participation Research Initiative (in partnership with Sport Canada).Carly Adams (collaborator: Hart Cantelon)Kinesiology and Physical Education$45,600
Standard Research GrantErika Hasebe-LudtEducation$48,729co-applicant

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2011 U of L Research Dissemination Grant

RECIPIENTFACULTY/DEPARTMENTVALUE
Emily LuceNew Media$2,000
Taras PolataikoArt$2,000

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2011 ULRF Grants

RecipientDepartmentAwardProject Title
Danny Balderson
Education$4,494The Effects of Sports Academies on Students, Schools, and Communities
Sean Brayton
Kinesiology & Physical Education
$4,000An Analysis of Labour and "Latinidad" in Handy Manny
Ian Burleigh
Music$1,200Mapping of Sound Field from Higher-Order Ambisonic Signal Recorded by Eigenmike
Howard Cheng
Mathematics & Computer Science
$4,500Optical Recognition for Mathematical Documents
Jennifer Copeland
Kinesiology & Physical Education
$4,460Health, Work, and Aging: Physical Activity and Functional Fitness of Older Women
Jerimy Cunningham
Anthropology$4,500Archaeological Excavations of a Viejo Period Pithouse in Chihauhua, Mexico
Peter DibbleChemistry & Biochemistry
$4,500Cyclophanes from 1,2-Bis(isobenzofuranyl)ethene
Claudia Gonzalez
Kinesiology & Physical Education
$4,500On the Origins of Language: Is Visually-Guided Grasping its Predecessor?
Trudy Govier
Philosophy$4,500Argument and Narrative
Sharleen HoarKinesiology & Physical Education$4,490Initial Construct Validation Evidence of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory - 3
Habiba KadiriMathematics & Computer Science$4,500A New Explicit Version of the Chebotarev Density Theorem
Ute KotheChemistry & Biochemistry$4,500Fluorescence Studies of RNA Binding and Folding by the E. coli pseudouridine synthase TruB
Hua LiMathematics & Computer Science$4,500Design of High Performance Reconfigurable Architecture for Graph-Based Data Mining
Emily LuceNew Media$4,500DesignCity: Montreal (first stage of the DesignInquiry: DesignCities project)
Glen MacKinnonArt$4,500NSCADU Sculpture Residency
Jennifer MatherPsychology$4,144Personality of Cuttlefish and its Consequences
Gerlinde MetzNeuroscience$4,500Perinatal Programming by Adverse Experience
Josephine MillsArt$4,500Canadian Public Art Collection Policy and Practices in an International Context
Tiffany Muller MyrdahlWomen's Studies$4,500The Lives of (Sexual) Others
Gary Nixon & Jason SolowoniukAddictions Counselling$9,000Abiding in Nondual Being: A Transpersonal Phenomenological Inquiry
Janay NugentHistory$4,500Parenting and Childhood: Household as a Little Commonwealth and Seminary in Early Modern Scotland
Taras PolataikoArt$4,400Exhibition at the Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto and Installation at "Ukrainian Art 2000-2010", Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine)
Marcia RichAddictions Counselling$4,500Transforming the Counsellor in Training: Uncovering the Complexities and Ambiguities of the Supervision Process
Nicole RosenModern Languages$4,495English in Southern Alberta
Javid SadrPsychology$4,462Our Preference for Familiarity, not Clarity
Monique SedgwickNursing$4,500A Descriptive Study of Undergraduate Nursing Students' Sense of Belonging to the Nursing Profession during Clinical Experiences
Tabitha Spagnolo SadrModern Languages$4,500Montfleury through the Ages: (R)evolutionary Representation of Gender and Identity (Classicism to Modernity)
Judith WhiteheadAnthropology$4,467John Locke in Colonial India: "Wastelands" and Settled Agriculture in the Construction of Landed Property

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Other awards

AGENCY and/or AWARDRECIPIENTFACULTY/DEPARTMENTVALUE
Alberta Advanced Education and TechnologyJudith KuligHealth Sciences$60,000
Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational StudiesCarmen MombourquetteEducation$4,000
Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community ResearchJudith Kulig
(Blythe Shepard, Education is a co-applicant)
Health Sciences$40,000
Alberta Conservation Association (3 grants)Joe RasmussenBiological Sciences$111,880
Alberta Gaming Research InstituteMatthew TataNeuroscience$63,140
Alberta Gaming Research InstituteRob WilliamsHealth Sciences$150,000
Alberta Innovates Technology FuturesHoward ChengMathematics & Computer Science$3,260
Alberta Innovates Technology FuturesH.J. WiedenChemistry & Biochemistry$33,000
Alberta Innovates Technology FuturesH.J. WiedenChemistry & Biochemistry$29,000
Alberta Livestock & Meat IndustryJim ThomasBiological Sciences$79,120
Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife FoundationSharleen HoarKinesiology & Physical Education$2,590
Alzheimer Society of CanadaRobert McDonaldNeuroscience$255,000
American Institute of BisexualityMartin LalumierePsychology$3,500
American Institute of BisexualityJean-Baptiste Leca (Paul Vasey Supervisor)Psychology$15,500
American Institute of BisexualityPaul VaseyPsychology$10,000
CAIRN NetworkStavroula MallaEconomics$13,000
CAIRN NetworkAlexander DarkuEconomics$13,500
Canada Council for the ArtsArlan SchultzMusic$15,000
Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreRob WilliamsHealth SciencesTBDco-applicant
Sport Science Association of AlbertaJennifer CopelandKinesiology & Physical Education$5,000
Sport Science Association of AlbertaStephen CornishKinesiology & Physical Education$5,000
Sport Science Association of AlbertaSharleen HoarKinesiology & Physical Education$3,000

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