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Internal Grants & Leaves Awarded in Fiscal Year 2014/2015

* 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
Stephanie Duff, Fisheries and Aquaculture Invertebrate Interviews $1,779
Caroline Josefsson, Biology Screening of threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, for presence of the novel megalocytiviral species threespine stickleback iridovirus (TSIV) $5,000
Caroline Josefsson, Biology Development of a paternity test to evaluate the rate of hybridization between domesticated carrot (Daucus carota var. sativus) and Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota var. carota) in locally produced carrot seeds $4,000
Lev Idels, Math Global Dynamics of the Cancer-Free Equilibrium for Pathological Angiogenesis with Delays and Adaptive Treatment $3,900
Rachel Moll, Riki Cox, Elisabeth Kroeker, Nadine Cruickshanks & Ron Sandland, Education Breaking Barriers in Teacher Education: Inquiring into our Inquiry-based Program $2,125
Suzanne Nilson, Biology Working in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples' to Conduct Chemical Analysis of Traditional Medicinal Plants and Determine the Effectiveness of Plant Antibacterial Properties $5,000
Leif Rasmussen & Alison Taplay, School and Community Support Worker The Promise and Practice of Inclusive Futures A Self-Advocate and Family Perspective $3,198
David Robinson, Recreation/Toursim Strengthening Livelihood Security in Small-Scale Farming Communities: The Heart Of Gold Costa Rica Rural Community Empowerment Project $1,000
Pamela Shaw, Geography The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region "Amazing Places" Project $4,612
Wendy Simms, Jane Watson, Sarah Dudas & Liz Demattia, Biology Using Citizen Science Projects to enhance student learning and understanding of conservation issues by creating connections within their local community $5,000
Cheryl Warsh, History The Kelsey Papers


$4,546

Capacity Building Grants (CBG)

Recipients Project Title Amount
Ruth Kirson & Caroline Burnley, Psychology Building Capacity of the Western Resilience Network $2,000
Sylvie Lafreniere, Sociology Analyzing Community-Based Conservation Efforts in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region $6,825
Jeff Lewis, Geography
Erik Krogh, Chemistry
Public Education and Dissemination of Climate Change Implications and Solutions $2,000
Marian Riedel, Education Interpreting the Experience of International Field Experience Placements in Initial Teacher Education $670
David Robinson, Recreation/Tourism Strengthening Livelihood Security in Small-Scale Farming Communities: The Heart Of Gold Costa Rica Rural Community Empowerment Project $750

Pamela Shaw, Geography

Building Capacity for Vancouver Island University's Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) $972
Pamela Shaw, Geography A New Approach to Decision-making in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region $5,568
Mark Williams, Political Studies Defining Site Series through Community Consultation $6,898


VIU FA Leaves (awarded in 2014 - 2015, to be taken in 2015 - 2016)

Recipients Project Title Leave
Don Alexander, Geography Building Up Academic and Other Publications H
Gillian Anderson, Sociology Feminism Confronts Neoliberalism: Stories of Feminist Struggle, Resistance and Success F
Anna Atkinson, English Back Before We Got There: Noth American Back-to-the-Land Narratives H
Caroline Burnley, Psychology Development of the Resilience Research LAb and the Western Resilience Network H
Jennifer Ford, Marketing The Value of Tourism to Host and Visitor Stakeholders - A Case Study of Vancouver Island, Canada H
Rosemarie Ganassin, Biology Seeking Immortality: Development of fish cell lines F
Elliott Marchant, Psychology Finding the Food Entrainable Clock F
Paris Polydorou, Information Technology An Adaptive Live Streaming Architecture H
Toni Smith, English Back Before We Got There: North American Back-to-the Land Narratives H
Doug Stetar, Media Studies Pacific and Asian Studies Master of Arts F
Alanna Williams, Media Studies Philisophical Inquiry into the Imagination and Educational Judgment H

Student Travel & Conference (STAC), Jessica Wilde Conference Participation (JWCP) Awards Stephanie Buckingham Conference Presentation Fund

Recipients Conferences,Workshops and Colloquia STAC JWCP SBCPF
Christopher Backhouse, Rebecca Bowen, Rebecca Eilers, Anna Geddert, Amy Graham, Erika Sweetland, Helen Jones, Education WestCAST 2015 in Saskatoon, SK (Presentation) $4,900 $1,000  
Kayla Balmer, Biology Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $225    
Clarice Bland, History Thompson Rivers University Philosophy, History and Politics Conference in Kamloops, BC (Presentation) $492.10    
Clayton Burgoyne, Biology Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $225    
Katie Davidson, Biology Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $275    
Serena Davies, BSN Communicable Disease Workshop 2015: Pathways to Wellness Conference in Vancouver, BC (Attendee)     $500
Ciro Di Ruocco, Fine Arts Narcolepsy Network's 29th Annual Conference and N[ART] Exhibition in Denver, CO (Presentation) $700    
Natalie Drope, Recreation/Tourism Atlas Africa Conference in Salaam, Tanzania (Presentation) $800 $250  
Jackelyn (Daisy) Feehan, Biology Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference in Kelowna, BC (Attendee) $270    
Paige Fehr, History Thompson Rivers University Philosophy, History and Politics Conference in Kamloops, BC (Presentation) $496    
Melissa Garside, Geography Contested Economies and Environments: The 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers in Prince George, BC (Presentation) $320    
Sarah Melissa George, Social Work Canadian Association of Social Work Education Conference in Ottawa, ON (Attendee) $378    
Elsie Hampshire, Biology Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $275    
Nathan Hollenberg, Biology 7th Canadian Biosolids and Residuals Conference in Vancouver, BC (Presentation) $390.28    
Jamie Anne Kerr, BSN Gerontological Nurses Association of BC Conference in Kelowna, BC (Attendee)     $500
Lisa Lewis and Charlene Stewart, Online Learning Teaching Diploma Digital Learning Conference in Burnaby, BC (Presentation) $400 $500  
Sarah Lumley, Geography Contested Economies and Environments: The 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers in Prince George, BC (Presentation) $320    
Kaitlyn Mana Contested Economies and Environments: The 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers in Prince George, BC (Presentation) $320    
Hannah McSorley, Biology Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference in Kelowna, BC (Attendee) $320    
Haley Panek, Early Childhood Education Strengthening Connections Through Our Cultures and Practices in Vancouver, BC (Attendee) $216    
Miriam Pepler, Online Learning Teaching Diploma Ted Active in Whistler, BC (Attendee) $216    
Josh Prior & Tamara Kurz Pathways to Resilience III in Halifax, NS (Presentation) $433 $750  
Breanne Quist, Karen Hunter, Education 2015 Digital Learning Spring Conference in Burnaby, BC (Presentation) $400 $500  
Tamara Russell, Biology Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bamfield, BC (Presentation) $225    
Tasia Shaw, Zita McDonough, Carly Thornton, Jailyn Ten Have & Jami Kilty, Education SHAPE America Physical Education Conference in Seattle Washington (Attendees) $1,350    
Imtiaz Taj, Psychology 76th Annual Convention of Canadian Psychological Association in Ottawa, ON (Attendee) $378    
Darien Yeung, Computer Science Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference in Kelown, BC (Presentation) $500    

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