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Internal Grants & Leaves Awarded in Fiscal Year 2013/2014

* This list only reflects research grants and leaves that have been awarded and are administered through the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office.

VIU stock picture Research Fund

Capacity Building Grant

VIU FA Leaves

Student Travel & Conference (STAC)& Jessica Wilde Conference Participation (JWCP) Awards

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Research Fund (RF)

Recipients Project Title Amount
Sarah Dudas,
Biology
Biological communities in a human modified coastal landscape $4,500
Eric Demers,
Biology
Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology to Study the Nesting Behaviour of Tree Swallows $2,635
David Gaumont-Guay,
Biology
Permanent stations to monitor climate variability in biosolid-fertilized Douglas-fir plantations of the Pacific west coast $7,384
Sheila Grieve,
Early Childhood Education
Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Education Investigation in partnership with Tillicum Village $3,460
Sylvie Lafreniere,
Sociology
Barriers associated with access to resources for women in the sex trade: a case study of participants of the Nanaimo Women’s Resource Centre’s Stepping Out program $2,500
Richard Lane,
English
Cross-Platform Tablet Computing Digital Humanities Application Development $4,167
Deborah Matheson,
Psychology
Identifying Triathletes' Perceptions about Physical Activity $2,625
Justin McGrail,
Art and Design
MERIDIAN, a collaborative, performance research project $5,614
Joseph Moore,
Sociology
Sociology of Home: Edited Collection $5,528 plus half section release
Pete Parker,
Recreation/Tourism
Reducing poverty and protecting nature through sustainable tourism development in rural Panama $4,610
Gara Pruesse,
Computing Science
Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education 2015 $2,280

Wendy Simms,
Biology

The Science and Technology Lecture Series $2,484
Jacobus Swarts,
Math
The complexity of digraph homomorphisms: obstructions and frugal homomorphisms $1,976
Alison Taplay,
School and Community Support Worker
Defining Diversity: Creating Community $4,000
Cheryl Warsh,
History
The Kelsey Papers $4,000
Cheryl Warsh,
History
The Kelsey Project: Frances Oldham Kelsey and Thalidomide $5,164
Jane Watson,
Biology
The effects of changing climate on kelp forests off of Vancouver lsland $3,000
Jane Watson,
Biology
Spatial and temporal variation in rocky subtidal communities; extending the use of a "space for time substitution" $2,500
Alanna Williams,
Media Studies/Digital Media Technology
Instructional Design Processes Used at a Teaching-Intensive University section release

Capacity Building Grants (CBG)

Recipients Project Title Amount
Kathleen Bortolin,
Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning
Designing faculty development programs for new faculty using a blended model of delivery $1,800
Caroline Burnley & Ruth Kirson,
Psychology
Building Capacity of the Resilience Research Lab $2,000
David Robinson,
Recreation/Tourism
Strengthening Livelihood Security in Small-Scale Farming Communities: The Heart of Gold Costa Rica Rural Community Empowerment Project $1,000
Cheryl Warsh,
History
Frances Oldham Kelsey Papers: From the Library of Congress to Vancouver Island University Library $1,000


VIU FA Leaves (awarded in 2013 - 2014, to be taken in 2014 - 2015)

Recipients Project Title Leave
Clay Armstrong,
English
Seasons in the Chilcotin: A Study of the Literature, Landscapes and Culture of the Chilcotin Region of British Columbia, Canada Half
Patrick Carpenter,
Music
Writing a Choral Work for the A Cappella Plus Chamber Choir of Nanaimo Half
Laura Cranmer,
First Nations Studies
Reclaiming Kwak’wala Through Co-constructing Gwanti’lakw’s Vision Full
Terri Doughty,
English
Research into Editorial Practices for the Girl's Own Paper Half
Stephanie Duff,
Fisheries & Aquaculture
The creation of an ecosystem based Invertebrate Zoology text Half
Lev Idels,
Mathematics
Applications of the Mathematical Models to Cancer Research and Artificial Networks Half
Ravindra Mohabeer,
Media Studies
Out of the Shadows: Developing a Construct of Invisibility Full
Liza Potvin,
English
Teaching and Learning at Tra Vinh University, Vietnam Half
Frank Theuerkorn,
Management
PhD: Relevance of government regulation to Okanagan wine cluster Half
Alex Tsisserev,
Music
Audio Branding: The sound of the future and the manipulation of the human experience Half

Student Travel & Conference (STAC)& Jessica Wilde Conference Participation (JWCP) Awards

Recipients Conferences,Workshops and Colloquia STAC JWCP
Ben Boghean, Tara Dzenis, Morgan Klassen, Chantelle Spicer,
Forest Resources Technology
Society of American Foresters National Convention; the Canadian Institute of Forestry Annual General Meeting and Conference; and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations 24th World Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah (Attendees) $2,800  

Michael Cantwell,
Philosophy

17th Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Forest Grove, Oregon (Presentation) $197.24  

Devon Casagrande,
Biology

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $200  

Karleen Cheetham,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Western and North-Western Region of Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Annual Conference in Fort Garry, MB (Poster Presentation) $700 $250
Natalie Drope,
Tourism Management
Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR) in Halifax, NS (Presentation) $700 $250

Daniel Elleker,
Psychology

Researching Resilience Workshop in Halifax, NS (Attendee) $700  
Andrea Grigg,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Canadian Society for International Health in Ottawa (Attendee)
$500  
Brenda Hanson,
Jazz Diploma Program
Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Filmfestival in Stuttgart, Germany and Switzerland (Singer and Story Teller) $800 $250
Larissa Howlett, Zita McDonough, Hailey Bergstrom, Sarah Moore, Alison Adey; Education Vancouver Anti-Bullying Conference in Vancouver (Attendees) $1,000  
Genevieve Huneault,
Tourism Management
Canadian Congress on Leisure Research in Halifax, NS (Presentation) $700 $250

Stephen Hunter, Susanne Tardiff, Pheona Cessford, Cole Renner
Psychology

VIU CREATE (Poster Presentation) $40  
Sreya Kumar,
Master in Sustainable Leisure Management
Regional Studies Association European Conference in Izmir, Turkey (Presentation)   $250
Tess Letourneau,
Biology/Chemistry
Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition: Chemistry From Sea to Sky in Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition: Chemistry From Sea to Sky
Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference 2014 in Vancouver, BC (Presentation)
$400  
Kaitlyn MacIntosh,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Canadian Society for International Health in Ottawa (Attendee) $500  
Jacquelyn McKenzie-Skinner, Political Science and Global Studies; Caitlin Cloeman, History; Shantel Beute, Political Studies; Keeley Campbell, Political Science; Matthew Lerner, History; Conall Spencer, Political Studies; Anthony Taranto, Global Studies; Adam Baker, Neuroscience and Political Studies; Jennifer Hermary, Criminology; Alana Robilliard, Criminology; Alaina Hampshire, Education; Mathieu Danis, Global Studies; Richard Kulesza, Global Studies Model United Nations Conference in Vancouver (Active Participants) $1,735.72 $1,000

Hannah McSorley,
Biology/Chemistry

Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition: Chemistry From Sea to Sky in Vancouver, BC (Attendee) $300  
Christian Meunier,
Tourism Management
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Conference & International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration World Congress in Lake Louise, AB (Attendee) $500  

Megan Morgan,
Biology

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $200  

Pesati Pranav Reddy,
Master in Sustainable Leisure Management

World Leisure Congress 2014 in Mobile Bay, AL (Presentation)   $250

Patrick Reid,
Biology

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $223  

Anna Romanova,
Master in Sustainable Leisure Management

7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure in Istanbul, Turkey (Presentation)   $250
Sherrill Rutherford,
Music
12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (Presentation) $800 $250
Jamie-Lynn Rutledge,
Education
Neuroplasticity and Education: Strengthening the Connection Conference in Vancouver (Attendee) $400  
Emily Tranfield,
Biology
Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $280  
Alex Vandal,
Tourism Management
Western Canada Regional Economic Round Table in Calgary, AB (Active Participant) $220  

Gregory Vandergrift,
Mathematics/Chemistry

97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition: Chemistry from Sea to Sky in Vancouver, BC (Poster Presentation) $400  
Alexandria Wilschut,
Biology
Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $227  

Devan Zanatta,
Bachelor of Business Administration

Roundtable 2014 in Montreal, PQ (Attendee) $700  

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