(Thunder Bay - June 15, 2006) Lakehead University has received 16 new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants this year totalling $870,295. Five Lakehead University faculty members and 10 students each received research grants from SSHRC (names, projects, and amounts listed below).
"Lakehead University excels in all areas of research, and these grants for the social sciences and humanities exemplify the diversity of projects and excellence in research done on campus" says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University. "Our University is moving toward becoming one of the top 25 research-intensive universities in Canada, and these research projects are examples of why we will achieve that goal."
The 2006 grant winners join Lakehead's many other SSHRC researchers on campus whose research projects fuel innovative thinking about issues involving social, economical, environmental, and global impact. All current SSHRC projects are listed below.
In addition to faculty member researcher support, SSHRC gives students the opportunity to conduct research by providing Canada Graduate Scholarships. Eight Master's students and two PhD students at Lakehead have received these scholarships this year. These scholarships will support the students research in their area of study.
New Standard Research Grants
Jean-Yves Bernard, Department of History, "Relations Franco-Britanniques et Construction Européenne: Luttes Politiques et Rivalités Économiques, 1961-1973 ", 2006-2009, total amount: $58,627.
Judy Iseke-Barnes, Faculty of Education, "Understanding Pedagogies in Indigenous Education", 2006-2009, $167,400.
Brian O'Connor, Department of Psychology, "Item Response Theory, Taxometric, and Five-Factor Model Analyses of Personality Disorders in Clinical and Community Samples", 2006-2009, total amount: $74,832.
Other New Awards Over the Past Year
Aboriginal Research Grants
Judy Iseke-Barnes, Faculty of Education, "Understanding Stories, Histories, Cultures, and Pedagogies in Indigenous Education", 2006-2009, total amount: $154,958.
Aboriginal People's Council of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Alberta Education, Edmonton, AB
City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, Edmonton, AB
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Metis Nation of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Michif Cultural and Resource Institute, St. Albert, AB
Musée Heritage Museum, St. Albert, AB
Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Northern Research Grants
Connie Nelson, School of Social Work, Jungwee Park, Statistics Canada, "Food security and Social Capital in Northern Canada", 2005-2006, total amount: $39,500.
Strategic Research Clusters (Development Grants)
Lisa Korteweg, Ethel Gardner, John O'Meara, Seth Agbo, Faculty of Education; Margaret Haughey, University of Alberta, "Digital Education with Remote Aboriginal Communities", 2006-2007, total amount: 24,978.
Partner: Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Fort Severn, ON
Canada Graduate Scholarship
Raika Abdulahad - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral, Social
Sabreena Bola - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Psychology, $17,500
Meagan Bone - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral, Psychology, $105,000
Jane Gastmeier - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Social Work, $17,500
Karilyn Kempton - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters English, $17,500
Janice Oakley - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Education/Women's Studies, $17,500
Shannon Plumpton - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Psychology, $17,500
Jonathon Scully - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Philosophy, $17,500
Jennifer Seguin - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters Psychology, $17,500
Beverly Soloway - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters History, $17,500
On-going Awards (Standard Research Grants unless otherwise indicated) from previous years
Keith Brownlee, and Raymond Neckoway, School of Social Work, "Cree, Ojibway and Urban Aboriginal Perspectives on Attachment Theory", (Aboriginal Research Grant), 2005-2008, total amount: $196,120.
Partners: Fox Lake First Nation, Lac La Croix First Nation, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council.
Keith Brownlee, School of Social Work Lakehead University, John R. Graham, University of Calgary, "Localization of Social Work in Northern Canada", 2005-2007, total amount: $39,996 (Northern Research Development Program Grant (NRDPG)).
Matthew Boyd, and Tamara Varney, Department of Anthropology, "Socioeconomic Transformations at the North American Prairie-Forest Interface, ca. 100 BC - AD 1500", 2005-2008, total amount: $93,947.
Todd Dufresne, Department of Philosophy, "Trauma and the Birth of Psychoneuroses: Medical Discourse from Railway Spine to Shell Shock", 2005-2008, total amount: $22,513.
Gary Genosko, Department of Sociology, "From Indigent to Indigenous: Alcohol Administration and Social Control in Northern Ontario", 2004-2006, total amount: $38,705 (NRDPG). Partner: Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Ronald Harpelle, Department of History, "Protestant Churches, Missionaries and Imperialists on the Central American Frontier", 2004-2007, total amount: $86,000.
Margaret Johnston, School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, JoAnne Zamparo, School of Social Work, Lakehead University, Amornrat Apinunmahakul, University of Windsor, G. David Twynam, University College of the Caribou, Lynn A. Sutherland, Yukon College, "Northern Community and Special Events: Outcomes of Participation, Tourism, and Volunteering for Community Capacity Building and Sustainable Social Capital", (NRDPG) 2005-2007, total amount: $39,815.
Partners: Government of Yukon, Yukon Volunteer Bureau.
Alexandra Lawson, Faculty of Education, "The Development and Progression of Children's Invented Calculation Methods from Direct Modelling to Efficient Algorithms", 2005-2008, total amount: $85,098.
Carney Matheson, Department of Anthropology (Research Development Initiatives grant), "Establishing Protocols for Analyzing Residues and Trace Materials from Archaeological Remains", 2004-2006, total amount: $37,000.
Bruce Muirhead, Department of History, Lakehead University, Greg O. Donaghy, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, "The Development of Canadian Aid Policy, 1945-1989", 2004-2007, total amount: $62,600.
Todd Randall, Department of Geography, "Balancing Density Preferences and Land Use Diversity for Urban Sustainability", 2005-2008, total amount: $45,166.
Constance Russell, Faculty of Education, "Primate-Focused Ecotourism as Environmental Education", 2005-2008, total amount: $85,912.
Chris Southcott, Department of Sociology, Lakehead University, and Simon Laflamme, Laurentian University, "L'utilisation des novelles technologies de communication et la vitalité linguistique et communautaire des francophones dans le Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario", 2005-2007, total amount of grant: $72,790 (Official Languages Research and Dissemination).
Partners: L'Association des Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales.
JoAnne Zamparo, School of Social Work, Lakehead University, Bruce Minore, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Lakehead University, John D. O'Neil, University of Manitoba, Louis Tapardjuk, Nunavut Social Development Council, Lucy K. Quasa, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Leah Otak, Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Lori N. Idlout, Nunavut Social Development Council, Strategic Grant (Society, Culture and the Health of Canadians II grant), "Inuit Kinship and Well-Being Across the Life Span: Cultural Continuity and Change", 2001-2006, $339,492.
Partners: Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth and Nunavut Social Development Council.