Recent Grant Successes – External


Insight Development Grant – February 2016

Bryson, Stephanie (Social Work)
How do mothers and caseworkers develop 'care capital'?: Testing an asset building framework in child welfare practice

Chaudhry, Ayesha (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice)
Constructing a feminist sharia: Re-imagining Aisha, the messenger of the prophet of Islam

Cruz, Cesi (Institute of Asian Research)
Social networks and political violence

Dunn, Elizabeth (Psychology)
Harnessing the psychology of risk perception to prepare for earthquakes: Can we bridge the gap between reason and emotion?

Elfner, Emily (First Nations and Endangered Languages Program)
Prosody and intonation in Kwak'wala: documentation, theory, and community collaboration

Gottlieb, Joshua (Economics)
The political economy of health care

Hall, Kathleen (Linguistics)
Tools for analyzing sign language hand configurations

Johansen, Peter (Anthropology)
Metallurgy, materiality and society in South India: Long term dynamics in the politics and ecology of iron production

Levell, Nicola (Anthropology)
Postcolonial aspirations: Anthropology museums and contemporary arts as cultural critique

Savalei, Victoria (Psychology)
Do scientists' gender and status shape the results of Bayesian data analyses?

Smith, T'Ai (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Fashion capitalism: The management, philosophy, and branding of style

Szkup, Michal (Economics)
Social value of information: theory and experiments

Todd, Rebecca (Psychology)
Sociocultural and situational factors in cognitive responses to climate change

Vander Klok, Jozina (Linguistics)
A reference grammar and corpus on Semarang and Malang Javanese

Knowledge Synthesis Grants – January 2016

Hermida, Alfred (Journalism)
The New Information Power Brokers: Gatekeeping in Hybrid Digital Media

Lemieux, Victoria (Library, Archival & Information Studies)
Blockchain Technology for Recordkeeping: Help or Hype?

Turin, Mark (Anthropology)
Ethnoscape: Digital Heritage Access for Language and Culture in First Nations Communities

Partnership Development Grants – November 2015

Hermida, Alfred (Journalism)
Advancing Academic Journalism in Canada to Enhance Public Discourse

Sens, Allen (Political Science)
Cited: Partnered Knowledge Mobilization Between Research and Media Organizations

Connection Grants – November 2015

Heatley, Stephen (Theatre and Film)
Local Identities, Global Audiences: Cultural Specificity on the World Stage

Klein, Peter (Journalism)
Re-imagining Global Reporting: Innovation, Economics and Ethics

Martin-Matthews, Anne (Sociology)
International Summer School in Aging-Canada

Moss, Laura (Canadian Literature)
CanLit Guides Workshop

Tenzer, Michael (Music)
African Indigenous Knowledge in the 21st Century: Awareness, Access, and Outreach

Insight Grants – October 2015

Baines, Erin (Liu Institute for Global Issues)
Fatherhood and Forced Marriage in Wartime: A Comparative Study of Uganda and Mozambique

Bakker, Karen (Geography)
Environmental Governance at the Water-Energy Nexus

Chapman, Mary (English)
Gwine back to Dixie: Slave girls, Underground Railroads, and Tragic Mulattas in Edith Eaton's Life and Work

DeLongis, Anita (Psychology)
Married life as it is lived: Daily dynamics of support provision and receipt

Fortin, Nicole (Economics)
Women's Economic Progress: Why so few in top jobs?

Green, David (Economics) Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Job Creation in Canada

Jenkins, Caroline (Philosophy)
The Nature of Love

Johnston, Richard (Political Science)
A Comparative Study of Campaigns

Lahiri, Amartya (Economics)
Monetary Policy Under Segmented Asset Markets

Le Billon, Philippe (Geography)
Resource-related Violence in Hydrocarbon Frontierlands: Assessing risks and forms of protection for local communities and civil society organizations

Liu, Siyuan (Theatre and Film)
Cultural Translation and the Impact of Euro-American-Educated Practitioners on Modern Chinese Theatre

Matthewson, Lisa (Linguistics)
Tense and Aspect Systems in Human Language: Evidence from Salish, Tsimshianic, Na-Dene and Austronesian

Nardizzi, Vincent (English)
"Marvellous Vegetables"

O'Brien, Heather (Library, Archival & Information Studies)
Antecedents and Learning Outcomes of Exploratory Search Engagement

Peters, Michael (Economics)
Mechanism Design in Digital Markets

Peterson, Glen (History)
China's Role in International Efforts to Resolve the Problem of Refugees and Forced Migration, 1920 to the Present

Pulleyblank, Douglas (Linguistics)
West African Vowel Systems: The emergence of phonological patterns

Ramankutty, Navin (Liu Institute for Global Issues)
The Role of Small Farms in Global Food Security and Sustainability

Rea, Christopher (Asian Studies)
Stories of Chinese Deception

Riddell, Craig (Economics)
Understanding the Effects of a Time-Limited Earnings Supplement: A long-term analysis of the self-sufficiency project

Knowledge Synthesis Grants – September 2015

Le Billon, Philippe (Geography)
Volatile Commodities: A review of conflicts and security issues related to extractive sectors

Byers, Michael (Political Science)
Ramifications of Oil Development in Canada's Arctic

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships – September 2015

Bouka, Yolande (Supervisor Erin Baines, Liu Institute for Global Issues)
Fighting in a Male Preserve: Female combatants in Namibia's liberation struggle

Davis, Jacob (Supervisor Evan Thompson, Philosophy)
Mindfulness, self-control, and ethical judgment: Towards a cross-cultural cognitive science

Szpack, Paul (Supervisor Michael Richards, Anthropology)
Historical ecology of the Canadian maritime Arctic: insight from stable isotope analysis

Watson, Amanda (Supervisor Barbara Arneil, Political Science)
Of Career Ladders and Ticking Clocks: How young women in Canada navigate competing citizenship responsibilities in precarious times

Connection Grants – August 2015

Le Billon, Philippe (Geography)
Scales, jurisdictions, and struggles over hydrocarbon development in North America

Owen, Taylor (Liu Institute for Global Issues)
The open global project

Stainton, Timothy (Social Work)
CLAIMING full citizenship: an international conference on self-determination, personalization and individualized funding

Connection Grants – May 2015

Bakker, Karen (Geography)
Indigenous Water Circles: An Interdisciplinary Conference and Knowledge Dissemination Project

Hermida, Alfred (Journalism)
Mobilizing academic journalism for societal dialogue and knowledge

Schmader, Tanya (Psychology)
An International Conference on the Psychology of Asymmetrically Changing Gender Roles

Impact Awards – April 2015

Werker, Janet (Psychology)
Gold Medal Award Winner

Insight Development Grants – February 2015

Chen, Frances (Psychology)
Social Misperceptions and Friendship Formation

Cooper, Elizabeth (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies)
Archaeological Reflections of Identity in NeoAssyrian Period Remains at Bestansur, Iraqi Kurdistan

Gardner, Gregg (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies)
Charity for the Rich: Individual Almsgiving in Early Rabbinic Judaism

Miller, Bradley (History)
Power and Theory: The Making of Sovereignty in British North America/Canada, 1783- 1893

Milligan, Kevin (Economics)
Mortality, Socioeconomic Status, and the Role of Public Pensions

Milstein, Sara (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies)
Nothing but the Truth? Near Eastern Scribes and the Production of Legal “Opinions”

Odic, Darko (Psychology)
Measuring individual and developmental differences in confidence

Paltin, Judith (English)
Modernism's Agile Crowds

Perla, Jesse (Economics)
When (and Why) Doesn't Technology Diffuse Towards Cheap Labor?

Yi, Christina (Asian Studies)
Japanese-Language Literary Exchanges During and After the Japanese Empire, 1920s–1950s

Partnership Grants - November 2014

Hiebert, Daniel (Geography)
Research on terrorism, security and society in Canada: a collaborative approach

Warren, Mark (Political Science)
The participedia project: A global partnership to create and mobilize knowledge about democratic innovations

Insight Grants - October 2014

Anderson, Siwan (Economics)
Female power in Africa

Arbel, Daphna (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)
The most beautiful woman: on femininities in the song of songs and beyond

Aydede, Murat (Philosophy)
The phenomenology and metaphysics of affect: Naturalizing hedonic value

Bombardini Matilde (Economics)
International trade and the efficiency of matching between firms and workers

Dancygier, Barbara (English)
Understanding multimodal communication

Davis, Henry (Linguistics)
Enhancing lexical resources for BC First Nations languages

Drelichman, Mauricio (Economics)
The economic, cultural, and social legacy of the Spanish inquisitionDunn, Elizabeth (Psychology)
Always connected: The social consequences of living in a wireless world

Hewitt, Paul (Psychology)
The nature of the intepersonal expression of perfectionism: Perfectionistic self-preservation

Hoffman, Florian (Economics)
Economic development and the career concerns of colonizers

Lopes, Dominic McIver (Philosophy)
Being for beauty: aesthetic agency and value

Mole, Christopher (Philosophy)
Functions and malfunctions of the imagination

Paulhus, Delroy (Psychology)
The dark tetrad: roots and consequences

Rehavi, Michal Marit (Economics)
Extra-legal influences in criminal cases

Richards, Michael (Anthropology)
Using isotope signatures to find the origin of unidentified human remains from forensics contexts

Strong-Boag, Veronica (Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice)
Women suffrage and its legacy: Laura Jamieson and her descendants

Woody, Sheila (Psychology)
When cleaning up is hard to do: community responses and outcomes for hoarding cases

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships  September 2014

Elfner, Emily (Supervisor Patricia Shaw, Anthropology)
The Grammar of Prosody and Intonation in Kwak'wala: Documentation, theory, and community collaboration

Payette, Gillman (Supervisor Paul Bartha, Philosophy)
Institutional games and their logical analysis

Roses Labrada, Jorge Emilio (Supervisor Patricia Shaw, FNLG & Anthropology)
Glottalized Resonants in the Amazon and the Pacific Northwest

Aid to Scholarly Journals – June 2014

Berg, Lawrence (Community, Culture, and Global Studies)
ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies

De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa (Educational Studies)
Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices

Fee, Margery (English)
Canadian Literature

Lynn, Hyung Gu (Institute of Asian Research)
Pacific Affairs

Wynn, Graeme (Geography)
BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly

Impact Awards – April 2014

Lemieux, Thomas (Economics)
Insight Award Winner

Connection Grants - 2014 Competition Awards

Glassman, James (Geography)
Geopolitical economies of development and democratization in East Asia

Gurstein, Penelope (Community and Regional Planning)
The future of public housing

McElduff, Siobhan (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)
Creating and training a network of digital humanities scholars on the Lower Mainland

Paris, Leslie (History)
In relation, at home and across the world: children, youth, and the history of belonging

Strong-Boag, Veronica (Educational Studies)
Canadian women, suffrage and human rights: workshop and public panel

Insight Development Grants – February 2014

Fisher, Kevin (Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies)
Investigating urban social dynamics using high resolution archaeology

Fuller, Sylvia (Sociology)
Motherhood career penalties: linking organizational, institutional, and individual contexts

Gottlieb, Joshua (Vancouver School of Economics)
Job-protected leaves and entrepreneurship

Ishiguro, Laura (History)
Settler colonialism, global families, and the making of British Columbia, 1849-1871

Kamat, Vinay (Anthropology)
Micropolitics of conservation and dispossession on a marine park in southeastern Tanzania

Loehrlein, Aaron (School of Library, Archival & Information Studies)
The cognitive interpretation of socially shared tags

Prange, Sebastian (History)
Pirate politics: violence and sovereignty in the pre-modern Indian Ocean

Segnini, Elisa (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
Translating culture for the stage: the case of Luigi Pirandello

Swiecki, Tomasz (Vancouver School of Economics)
Labor mobility costs across sectors and locations

Connection Grants - 2013 

Jessee, Erin (Liu Institute for Global Issues)
Approaching perpetrators: ethnographic insights on ethics, methodology, and theory

Matthewson, Lisa (Linguistics)
Semantics of under-represented languages in the Americas

Sens, Allen (Political Science)
The Terry project on CiTR: an interdisciplinary program highlighting social science and humanities research on important global issues through a unique mix of storytelling, discussion, and debate

Partnership Development Grants – November 2013 

Moore, Patrick (Anthropology)
Kaska “talking” dictionary: facilitating language revitalization through collaboration

Insight Grants – October 2013 

Beaudry, Paul (Vancouver School of Economics)
Challenge facing advanced economies: technology, globalization and cyclical factors

Biesanz, Jeremy (Psychology)
Assessing the good target: examining the characteristics and consequences of being accurately perceived

Bloch, Alexia (Anthropology)
Stateless in Russia: Migrant women, children, and social abandonment

Callison, Candis (School of Journalism)
Arctic journalism: Examining norms and practices in an era of environmental change and global audiences

Cameron, Maxwell (Political Science)
Between rules and practice

Cheek, Timothy (Institute for Asian Research)
Reading and writing the Chinese dream: Reinventing China’s tradition(s), 1980 to the present

Claxton, Dana (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
SIOUX: Visual culture in Saskatchewan

Coulthard, Lisa (Theatre & Film)
The sounds of violence: Sound and cinematic violence in the digital age

Dauvergne, Peter (Political Science)
Corporations and the politics of environmental activism in the global south

Dixon, Joy (History)
Sexual heresies: religion, science, and sexuality in modern Britain

Edgington, David (Geography)
A study of recovery from the 2011 Japanese Great Eastern earthquake

Fisher, Alexander (School of Music)
Religious soundscapes of the holy Roman empire, 1520-1650

Francois, Patrick (Vancouver School of Economics)
Political economy and development

Gregory, Derek (Geography)
Medical-military machines and the casualties of war 1914-2014

Gu, Xiong (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Interior migrations: global flows of memory and migration in Canada

Hamlin, J. Kiley (Psychology)
Exploring the role of emotion in the early development of prosocial behavior and social evaluation: studies with preverbal infants and toddlers

Heine, Steven (Psychology)
Genetic essentialism: understanding the impact of genetic attributions on people’s worldviews

Hnatkovska, Viktoria (Vancouver School of Economics)
Financial frictions, financing needs and the rise of firms’ savings: Theory and evidence

Jacobs, Alan Michael (Political Science)
Pain for gain?: Uncertainty and citizen support for policy tradeoffs

Jing, Zhichun (Anthropology)
Urban organization and population dynamics of late Shang Dynasty

Johnson, Shelly (School of Social Work)
Awakening the spirit: revitalization of canoeing in Musqueam

Kasahara, Hiroyuki (Vancouver School of Economics)
Estimation and inference for structural dynamic models with unobserved heterogeneity and multiple equilibria

Nathan, Lisa (School of Library, Archival & Information Studies)
Sustaining information practices

Norenzayan, Ara (Psychology)
The cognitive origins of religious belief and disbelief

Orbaugh, Sharalyn (Asian Studies)
Framing war through domestic propaganda: Kamishibai in Japan’s fifteen year war

Pailer, Gaby (Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies)
Epistolary culture circa 1800: the Letters of Charlotte Schiller (1766-1826)

Roth, Wendy (Sociology)
Genetic ancestry testing and the future of race

Sathaye, Adheesh (Asian Studies)
The cultural and textual history of Sanskrit riddle-tales: a digital humanities approach

Trebbi, Francesco (Vancouver School of Economics)
Insurgency and guerrilla coalitions: an economic analysis

Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric (Linguistics)
Quantifying coordination to analyze communicative performance

Werker, Janet (Psychology)
The influence of linguistic and cultural context on first steps in language acquisition

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships  September 2013

Hayhurst, Lyndsay (Supervisor Lisa Sundstrom, Political Science)
Fighting for girls: Exploring girl-focused self-defence programs for gender-based violence prevention in Uganda and South Africa

Robinson, Dylan (Supervisor Daniel Justice, First Nations Studies)
The Arts of Public Engagement: Moving beyond reconciliation in Canada

Insight Development Grant – February 2013 

Dechaine, Rose-Marie (Linguistics)
Across Mountain and Sea: Bringing Tlingit to Linguistics

Dick, Alexander (English)
Scottish Agriculture and the Fictions of Improvement

Hall, Kathleen (Linguistics)
Measuring Phonological Relationships

Jeong, Gyung-Ho (Political Science)
Foreign Policy Ideologies of the Members of the US Congress

Lightfoot, Sheryl (First Nations Studies)
The Politics of State Apologies to Indigenous Peoples

Murphy, Anne (Asian Studies)
Transnational Modern Punjabi Literature and the Pursuit of the Secular

Nardizzi, Vincent (English)
Shakespeare’s Ligneous Bodies: Archives and Performances

Sundstrom, Lisa (Political Science)
The Comparative Politics of Global Governance: How NGOs from BRICS Countries Respond to New Global Governance Frameworks

VanWynsberghe, Robert M. (Educational Studies)
Inquiry into the Nexus of Socially Effective Learning for Sustainability

Weber, Barbara (Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education)
The Philosophical Community of Inquiry: Measuring its Impact on Perspective-Taking and Empathy

Connection Grants – 2013 Competition Awards

Iurascu, Ilinka (Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies)
Gender, Nation and Education. Reconsidering the Media Legacy of Christa Winsloe’s ‘Girls in
Uniform, 1930 – 2013′: An International Research Workshop

Discovery Grants (Individual) – November 2015

Hamlin, Jane (Psychology)
Understanding Humans' Understanding of Agency: Studies with preverbal infants

Kingstone, Alan (Psychology)
Components of Human Selective Attention

Moore, Robert (Geography)
Environmental Change, Catchment Hydrology, and the Stream Environment

Odic, Darko (Psychology)
The Psychophysics of Number, Time, and Space

Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grants – September 2015

Donner, Simon (Geography)
Training Our Future Ocean Leaders

Discovery Grants (Individual) – November 2014 

Bischof, Walter (Psychology)
Eye Movements in Perception, Interaction and Visual Guidance of Actions

Chen, Frances (Psychology)
Psychophysiological Responses to Eye Contact

Gick, Bryan (Linguistics)
Neuromuscular Modules in Speech Production: Biomechanics and Simulation

Richards, Michael (Anthropology)
Multi-isotope analysis of palaeofauna sequences as indicators of past environments and climates

Savalei, Victoria (Psychology)
Two-stage methodology for regression, path analysis, and structural equation models with item-level missingness

Shekhar, Sudip (Anthropology)
Circuits and Systems Enabling Silicon-Photonics Signaling

Ward, Lawrence (Psychology)
Fast dynamics of brain regional networks underlying cognition

Werker, Janet (Psychology)
The role of multisensory redundancy in infant speech perception and language acquisition

Research Tools and Instruments Grants - October 2014 

Snyder, Jason (Psychology)
Manipulating Neural Circuits with Optogenetic Equipment

Winstanley, Catharine (Psychology)
Establishing an Optogenetics Cognitive Behavioural Suite

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships  September 2014 

Szpak, Paul (Supervisor Michael Richards, Anthropology)
Historical ecology of the Canadian maritime Arctic: insight from stable isotope analysis

Partnership Workshop Grants - May 2014 

Rensink, Ronald (Psychology)
Visual analytics industry workshop

Engage Grants - 2014 

Eaton, Brett (Geography)
Development of a quantitative framework for predicting catastrophic stream channel change on steep alluvial fans

Discovery Grants (Individual) – November 2013 

Church, Michael (Geography)
Studies of fluvial sediment transport, sedimentation and river morphology

Gick, Bryan (Linguistics)
Biomechanics of speech motor modules

Graf, Peter (Psychology)
Prospective memory across the adult lifespan

Handy, Todd (Psychology)
The cognitive neuroscience of selective attention in dynamic behavioural and psychological contexts

Henry, Gregory (Geography)
Species and ecosystem constraints on greening high Arctic tundra in a changing climate

Kasahara, Hiroyuki (Economics)
Likelihood-based tests for the number of components in finite mixture models

Soma, Kiran (Psychology)
Glucocorticoids and development of the immune system

Todd, Rebecca, (Psychology)
Spatial and temporal mechanisms of affect-biased attention

Zhao, Jiaying (Psychology)
Attentional control driven by statistical learning

Discovery Grants - Northern Research Supplement - October 2013 

Henry, Gregory (Geography)
Species and ecosystem constraints on greening high Arctic tundra in a changing climate

Discovery Grants (Individual)  November 2012 

Donner, Simon (Geography)
Learning from experience: An interdisciplinary field and modelling research program to predict the future of coastal ecosystems in a warmer, higher carbon world

Enns, James (Psychology)
Visual perception and attention

Floresco, Stan (Psychology)
Dopaminergic circuitry underlying cognitive flexibility

Galea, Liisa (Psychology)
Hormones and learning and memory

Henry, Gregory (Geography)
Effects of changing precipitation regimes on high Arctic tundra ecosystems in a warming climate

Snyder, Jason (Psychology)
Properties of neurons born in development vs. adulthood

Williams, Jennifer (Geography)
The influence of environmental change and evolution on population dynamics

Discovery Grants  Northern Research Supplement – October 2012 

Henry, Gregory (Geography)
Effects of changing precipitation regimes on high Arctic tundra ecosystems in a warming climate

Project Grants – October 2016

Galea, Liisa (Psychology)
The aging maternal brain: implications for estrogen therapy on cognitive health and dementia risk

Snyder, Jason (Psychology)
Adult neurogenesis and delay-based decision making

Winstanley, Catharine (Psychology)
Neuroinflammation at the nexus of stimulant addiction, impulsivity and traumatic brain injury

Bridge Grant - Winstanley, Catharine (Psychology)
Understanding the risks of risky choice: poor cost/benefit decision making as a cause, consequence and treatment target for addiction?

Travel AwardsInstitute Community Support – January 2016

Richardson, Lindsey (Sociology)
Drug-related harm associated with synchronized government income assistance cheque issue: A structural trial of alternative approaches to improve population health outcomes

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships – September 2015

Metcalfe, Jessica (Supervisor Michael Richards, Anthropology)
Human-bison interactions and environmental conditions at the late prehistoric Promontory Caves, Utah: Implications for Athapaskan transitions from the Subarctic to the Southwest

Travel Awards: Institute Community Support – 2015 

Galea, Liisa (Psychology)
Comparing the efficacy of maternal fluoxetine and exercise in a rodent model of postpartum depression: effects on mother and adult male and female offspring

Transitional Operating Grants - 2015 

Galea, Liisa (Psychology)
Neural plasticity-dependent mechanisms of antidepressant efficacy in males and females

New Investigator Grants – November 2014 

Richardson, Lindsey (Sociology)
Socio-economic risk environments and health among people who use illicit drugs

New Investigator Grants – November 2013 

Synder, Jason (Psychology)
New neurons, stress and memory: behavioural functions and cellular mechanisms

Operating Grants – September 2013 

Floresco, Stanley (Psychology)
Dopaminergic circuits and risky decision making

Soma, Kiran (Psychology)
Neuroendocrine regulation of adult neuroplasticity and behaviour

Operating Grants – March 2013 

Floresco, Stanley (Psychology)
Cortical GABAergic regulation of cognition, and its relevance to schizophrenia

Rankin, Catherine (Psychology)
Investigating behavioural phenotype and function of networks of genes implicated in neurological and psychiatric disorders using an invertebrate animal model

Operating Grants - 2012 

Hoppmann, Christiane (Psychology)
It takes two to tango - on the role of collaborative problem-solving for spousal health dynamics in old age

Mikami, Amori (Psychology)
Parents as friendship coaches for children with ADHD

Tracy, Jessica (Psychology)
Self-conscious emotions and alcoholism