UBC Internal Grants


Hamlin, J. Kiley (Psychology)
UBC-UW social cognitive development collaborative mobility project

Shneiderman, Sara (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs)
Connecting South Asian and Himalayan research communities across Cascadia


Chapman, Mary (English)
Public Humanities Hub (PHH) Partnership with The Vancouver Art Gallery

Lightfoot, Sheryl (Political Science)
Deepening and Expanding a Research Network to Support Implementation of Indigenous Rights: Engaging New Zealand's Maori Independent Monitoring Mechanism

Patterson, Christopher (Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice)
Pacific Borderlands: Undocumented Migrants in British Columbia

Pennefather, Patrick (Theatre & Film)
Creative Design Session with Occipital Focused on Mixed Reality Performance

Ramana, M.V. (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs)
Environmental Impacts of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: Engagement with Civil Society

Rizzotti, Patrick (Theatre & Film)
Extended Reality in Live Performance

Sathaye, Adheesh (Asian Studies)
Bringing Sanskrit into the Yoga Studio: A Workshop Series

Shneidermann, Sara (Anthropology/SPPGA)
Understanding Nepali-Canadian Experiences in BC: Immigration, Intergenerational Change, and Well-Being

Woody, Sheila (Psychology)
Collaborative Hoarding Research Coalition: First Steps


Pailer, Gaby (Central, Easter & Northern European Studies)
Freie Universitat Berlin (FUB) Joint Funding - Environing cultural heritage: sustainability in the arts and humanities

Ferreira Da Silva, Denise (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice)
Freie Universitat Berlin (FUB) Joint Funding: Anti-colonial records - moving images


Metzer, David (Music)
The score: performing, listening and decolonization


Ellermann, Antje (Political Science)

Ferreira Da Silva, Denise (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice)
Critical + creative social justice studies - the global condition working group: global catastrophes

Galea, Liisa (Psychology)
Women's health research cluster

Murphy, Anne (Asian Studies)
Present histories: interdisciplinary and contemporary engagements with the past

Tindall, David B. (Sociology)
Strengthening social science capacities for accessing and analyzing big data

Werker, Janet F. (Psychology)
Language sciences initiative


Cameron, Maxwell A. (Political Science)
Global challenges to democracy: rights, freedoms, and self-determination

Ellermann, Antje (Political Science)
Immigration, integration, and national identity

Klein, Peter (Journalism)
The hidden costs of global supply

Martindale, Andrew (Anthropology)
Indigenous/science at UBC: Partnerships in the exploration of history and environments

Werker, Janet F. (Psychology)
Language sciences: UBC and beyond


Ferreira Da Silva, Denise (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice)
Critical racial and anti-colonial studies: Critical + creative social justice studies

Klein, Peter (School of Journalism)
The hidden costs of global supply chains

Poudrier, Eve (School of Music)
Exploring musical time


Cameron, Maxwell (Political Science)
Global challenges to democracy: Rights, freedoms, and human development

Klein, Peter (School of Journalism)
Hidden costs of global supply chains

Schmader, Toni (Psychology)
Implicit gender bias in STEM

Werker, Janet F. (Psychology)
Language sciences: UBC transdisciplinary research framework


Fisher, Alexander (Music)
Sounding Religious Difference in the German Counter-Reformation (ca. 1580-1630)


Wang, Jessica (History)
Tropical Agriculture, Inter-Imperial Collusion, and American Empire, 1898-1930


Li, Wei (Vancouver School of Economics)
Learning in local networks

MacKenzie, Scott (English)
“Dread of farther sufferings”: romanticism and the law of scarcity


Griffin, Michael (CNERS/Philosophy)
Measuring the effect of undergraduate coursework on citizenship skills and moral traits

Hacker, Katherine (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Architectural Restoration and Reconstruction in Post-earthquake Nepal: Visual Documentation for a Sustainable Rebuilding Plan for the Historic Town of Sankhu

James, Gareth (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
“a Tree”

Kreisel, Deanna (English)
Utopianism and Sustainability in Victorian Literature and Culture

Matthewson, Lisa (Linguistics)
Tense and Aspect in Children’s Bookreading Experiences

Turin, Mark (Anthropology/First Nations and Endangered Languages)
Heiltsuk Language and Culture Collaborative Documentation and Digitization Project

Weir, Lorraine (English Language & Literatures)
“Lha Uudit’in (We Never Give Up): An Oral History of the Tsilhqot’In Title Case


Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
When Ruins Make the World: Contemporary Narratives and Testimonies of the Apocalypse

Ibrahim, Mohamed (Social Work)
“Nothing about Us without Us: the role of service users’ organizations in decolonizing mental health services in East Africa

Kia, Hannah (Social Work)
Building Social Work Practice with Trans and Gender Nonconforming (TGN) Populations

Lee, Barbara (Social Work)
Child maltreatment and the trajectory of adult well-being among ethno-racial communities: Results from the Canadian Health Survey

Lowe, Matthew (Vancouver School of Economics)
Now You See Me: The Returns to Visibility for Politicians

Mitchell, Tamara (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
Noisy Narratives: Latin American Literary Soundscapes

Moon, Terry (Vancouver School of Economics)
Market Power and Corporate Investment

Soskuthy, Marton (Linguistics)
Structure and context in the evolution of speech sounds

Stickles, Elise (English Language and Literatures)
Transition and Expansion of the MetaNet Metaphor Identification and Analysis System

Thauberger, Althea (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Klosterdorf Holdfast

Troeung, Y-Dang (English Language and Literatures)
Refugee Lifeworlds: The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia


Abrutyn, Seth (Sociology)
Examining the Normalization of Adolescent Suicide: A Qualitative Study of Suicide Clusters

Bailey, C.D. Alison (Asian Studies)
A Shield for a Pillow: A Cultural History of Filial Revenge in China

Bratiotis, Christiana (School of Social Work)
Identifying Goals for Multi-Disciplinary Community Interventions for Hoarding

Bullard, Julia (iSchool: Library, Archival and Information Studies)
Subject Access in the Contemporary Canadian context

Catungal, John Paul (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice)
Making migrant worlds: organizing Filipinos in Vancouver BC

Daigle, Michelle (Geography)
Environmental Violence on Indigenous Lands and Bodies

Huddart Kennedy, Joanna Emily (Sociology)
Social Class and Environmentalism: Developing Measures of Beliefs, Preferences, Practices, and Impact

Jurkevics, Anna (Political Science)
Contested Territory: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Non-Sovereignty

Keddie, G. Anthony (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)
A Labour History of Early Christianity

Kerns, Connor (Psychology)
Using cognitive interviewing to develop a measure of social exclusion in childhood

Khorakiwala, Ateya (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Landscapes of Development: Architectural and Infrastructural Experiments in India 1942 - 1975

Malakaj, Ervin (Central, Eastern, & Northern European Studies)
Queer Melodrama and Weimar Cultural Imagination

McGeough, Michelle (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
The Invention of the Indigiqueer

Moran, Patrick (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
Poetics of Genre in Medieval French Literature: a Cognitive and Philological Investigation

Palombo, Daneila J. (Psychology)
Episodic Prospection and Decision Making

Pennefather, Patrick (Theatre & Film)
The design of spatial audio within virtual reality environments to increase immersion

Quinn, Ashley (School of Social Work)
Indigenous Culturally Responsive Child Protection Social Work Education

Rizzotti, Patrick (Theatre & Film)
Bridging Live Performance and Augmented / Mixed Reality

Silver, Erin (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Beyond Representation: Structuring Change in Canada's Art Worlds

Speller, Camilla (Anthropology)
Tracking the origins and impacts of active whaling through ancient biomolecules

Valencia Caicedo, Felipe (Vancouver School of Economics)
Trust Unraveled: The Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War

Wong, Danielle (English Languages & Literature)
Inorganic Asian North American Lives


Bayliss, Patrick (Vancouver School of Economics)
In whose backyard? Environmental improvements and inequity

Christopoulos, John (History)
Bodies of Crime in Early Modern Italy

Douglas, Jennifer (Library, Archival & Information Systems, School of)
Conceptualizing the archive as grief work: A new perspective on the Sylvia Plath archives

Elliott, Sinikka (Sociology)
Governing Food, Bodies, and Families in Canad and the U.S.

Huemoeller, Katharine (Classical, Near Eastern, & Religious Studies)
The Offspring Follows the Womb: Maternal Descent and Roman Slavery

Orell, Julia (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Visualities of Site, Region, and Empire in Mid-Imperial China

Pareles, Mo (English Language and Literatures)
Translating Purity: Jewish Law and the Making of Difference in Old English Literature

Pohl-Weary, Emily (Creative Writing Program)
Critical conversations in Writing for Young Adults

Sin, Nancy (Psychology)
Disentangling the influences of everyday positive events on emotions among younger versus older adults

Vellutini, Claudio (School of Music)
Entangled Histories: Opera and Cultural Networks between Vienna and the Italian States, 1815-1848

Walsh, Shannon (Theatre & Film)
Illusions of control: Documenting evolving ecologies in human disturbed landscapes

Williams, Ian (Creative Writing Program)
Literature, Media, and the Archives: From Material to Immaterial Cultures


Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad (Library, Archival & Information Studies)
Measuring well-being in Arabic social media

Casas Aguilar, Anna (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
Transforming national identity: Regionalisms and the evolution of tourism in Spain, 1960-2016

Dempsey, Jessica Anne (Geography)
Woodland caribou at the intersection of political economy and extinction

Hunt, Sarah (First National Studies)
Living coastal law in everyday relations

Laurin, Kristin (Psychology)
A functional basis for rationalization and reactance

LeMoult, Joelle (Psychology)
Rumination: Understanding mechanisms and effects

Morton, David (History)
Housing and the imagination in Mozambique’s capital city, c. 1950 to the present

Qian, Yue (Sociology)
Is love blind? Gender differences in mate selection among online daters in Shanghai

Squires, Munir (Vancouver School of Economics)
Kinship taxation as disincentive to worker effort

Zhang, Gaoheng (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
Mobilities between Italy and China: Colonialism, exile, tourism, and migration


Bowers, Katherine (Central Eastern & Northern European Studies)
The Arctic in the Russian Imperial Imagination, 1700-1917

Corrigall-Brown, Catherine (Sociology)
Foundation for Social Change? How Charitable Funding Shapes the Environmental Movement

Farinha Luz, Vitor (Vancouver School of Economics)
Multidimensional private information in insurance markets

Fu, Qiang (Sociology)
Neighborhood Transformation: Property Rights, Governance and Associational Life in Urban China

McCasland, Jamie (Vancouver School of Economics)
Building a research program around firm growth, productivity, and private sector employment in low-income countries

Ostwald, Kai (Institute for Asian Research/Political Science)
Inter-ethnic Contact in Housing: How housing policy can shape inter-ethnic attitudes and behaviours in diverse societies

Poudrier, Eve (School of Music)
Temporal Multiplicity in the Works of Twenty Composers from Europs to America, 1900-1950

Rogall, Thorsten (Vancouver School of Economics)
Preparing for Genocide: Community Work in Rwanda

Salgirli, Saygin (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Multipurpose Architecture of the Early Ottoman Empire (1300-1450)

Szkup, Michal (Vancouver School of Economics)
Optimal provision of public information

Tworek, Heidi (History)
Keep US out of war: A digital history of foreign news in the United States, 1914-1917


Beauchesne, Kim (French, Hispanic, & Italian Studies)
Scholar: Serge Gruzinski, EHESS – What is the Use of History?

Kandlikar, Milind (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability)
Scholar:Alain Nadaï, CNRS – The political construction of renewable energy resources


Ward, Lawrence M. (Psychology)
Geometries of the brain and cognitive strategies for navigation, memory and social interactions


Mayer, Tara (History)

Walsh, Shannon (Theatre & Film)


Chaudhry, Ayesha (The Social Justice Institute)

Christoff, Kalina (Psychology)

Walsh, Shannon (Theatre & Film)

Watson, Scott D. (Belkin Gallery)


Cameron, Maxwell A. (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs)
Designing for practical wisdom

Pailer, Gaby (Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies)
“Environing cultural heritage” visiting scholar award follow-up (Jutta Eming)


Wynn, Graeme (Geography)
Explaining the success and policy relevance of environmental history and the environmental humanities: The historical role of geography


Sundstrom, Lisa (Political Science)
Everyday activism: Civil society in Central and Eastern Europe 30 years after Communism’s collapse


Mayer, Tara (History)
Visual literacy: seeing, making, and reading images across the disciplines


Chaudhry, Ayesha (The Social Justice Institute)
Smiling to their faces: Emotional labour, race and the university

Christoff, Kalina (Psychology)
From mind-wandering to imagination: Spontaneous thought in science and society

Watson, D. Scott (Belkin Gallery)
Curating critical pedagogies


Martindale, Andrew (Anthropology)

Enns, James T. (Psychology)

Dauvergne, Peter (Political Science)


Christoff, Kalina (Psychology)

Kingstone, Alan (Psychology)

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá (The Social Justice Institute)

Walsh, Shannon (Theatre & Film)


Fee, Margary (English)

Klein, Peter (School of Journalism)

Liu, Siyuan (Theatre and Film)


Jenkins, Carrie (Philosophy)

Ramana, M. V. (School of Public Policy & Global Affairs)

Troeung, Y-Dang (English Language & Literatures)


Bowers, Katherine (Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies)

Ferreira Da Silva, Denise (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice)

Godfrey, Sima N. (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)

Mayer, Tara (History)

Turin, Mark (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies)


Casas Aguilar, Anna (French, Hispanic & Italian Studies)
Images of difference: regionalism and tourism in Spain, 1960-2017

Dempsey, Jessica Anne (Geography)
Cheap natures of Canada

Girard, Jonathan (Music)
Commission of two new orchestral works

Milstein, Sara (Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies)
Making a case: the emergent legal mind in the ancient near east

Thompson, Evan (Philosophy)
Peter Wall Institute Scholar

Williams, Ian (Creative Writing Program)
Rethinking poetic grammer in response to history, technology, science and contemporary anxiety


Christoff, Kalina (Psychology)
Building a science of imagination

Prange, Sebastian (History)
Monsoon Islam: faith and trade in the Indian ocean

Shneiderman, Sara (Anthropology)
Expertise, labour and mobility in Nepal's post-conflict, post-earthquake reconstruction

Walsh, Shannon (Theatre and Film)
Illusions of control: Documenting evolving ecologies in human disturbed landscapes


Turin, Mark (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies)
Mapping linguistic diversity in a globalizing world through open source digital tools


Pilar Riaño-Alcalá (School of Social Work)
Exhumations and reburial in Colombia: strengthening forensic practices through knowledge transfer


Cheung, Benjamin (Psychology)
Understanding indigenous student engagement in psychology

Greer, Kerry (Sociology)
Advanced research cohort program for undergraduates in sociology

Higham, Catherine (Staff)
Student-led Interdisciplinary Research Advancing Climate Justice and Just Transitions

Murphy, Anne (Asian Studies)
Punjabi studies oral history research project and program development

Peterson, Jenny (Political Science)
Experiential human rights research: Expanding & embedding undergrad research opportunities in partnership with Scholars at Risk

Porto, Nuno (Staff)
Decolonizing the African Collections and Displays at the UBC Museum of Anthropology

Richer, Liska (Staff)
Interdisciplinary Applied Research Initiative: Enhancing Urban Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

Shelton, Anthony (Anthropology)
Decolonizing the African collections and displays at the UBC Museum of Anthropology


Kwakkel, Erik (iSchool)
Tracing the Scribe: Reassessing Professional Networks in the Paris Book Trade

Mackie, Greg (English Language and Literatures)
Unsettling Victorians: A Rare Books Exhibition for NAVSA 2020

Richardson, Alan (Philosophy)
Reasonable Trust: Fostering Humanities Methods in Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Thauberger, Althea (Art History, Visual Art & Theory)
Photographic Literacy Cluster


Martindale, Andrew (Anthropology)
UBC research facility support grant for the laboratory of archaeology (LOA): mass spectrometer upgrade

Pritchard, Robert (Music)
School of Music computer music studio research area upgrades


Kingstone, Alan (Psychology)
Bridging life and lab: research on embedded attention laboratory (REAL)

Martindale, Andrew (Anthropology)
UBC Research Facility Support Grant for the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA)


Bowers, Katherine (Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies)
Dostoevsky at 200: the novel in modernity

Frank, Adam (English)
A Silvan Tomkins handbook: foundation for affect theory

Kröller, Eva-Marie (English Language and Literatures)
Writing the empire: the McIlwraiths, 1853-1948

Paltin, Judith (English)
Modernism and the idea of the crowd

Rusk, Bruce (Asian Studies)
Value and validity

Rusk, Bruce (Asian Studies)
Information in China: a literary history by Columbia University Press

Shneiderman, Sara (School of Public Policy and Global Affairs)
Reconstructing Nepal: scholarly approaches

Tomc, Sandra (English)
Fashion nation: a tour of the US looks and scenes in the long nineteenth century

Turin, Mark (Anthropology)
The politics of language contact in the Himalaya

Turner, Hannah (School of Information)
Cataloguing culture: Legacies of colonialism in Museum documentation

Young, Mary Lynn (Journalism)
Reckoning Journalism's limits and possibilities


Gassner, Florian (Central, Eastern, & Northern European Studies)
Wider "die vngezambte freiheit des vnnutzen bucher schreibens"! Zensur vom 16. bis zum 18. Jahundert: Begriffe, Diskurse, Praktiken

Li, Xiaojun (Political Science)
Global Value Chains and the Politics of Preferential Trade Liberalization

Malakaj, Ervin (Central, Eastern, & Northern European Studies)
Slapstick: An Interdisciplinary Companion

Rea, Christopher (Asian Studies)
Chinese Film Classics

Turin, Mark (Anthropology)
Himalayan Language Book