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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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SSHRC Small Grant results

The Selection Committee was impressed with the quality of all of this year’s applications and made their funding recommendations based on the evaluation criteria and the funding available. The Office of Research Services provides program statistics and results.

Total number of applications received:

15 Total

SSHRC Explore Stream (small-scale research): 11

SSHRC Exchange Stream (small-scale knowledge mobilization): 4

Total funding requested by applicants:

$80,469

Total number of awards granted:

10 awards granted (8 SSHRC Explore; 2 SSHRC Exchange), totaling $59,209

SSHRC Small Grants Recipients  

SSHRC Explore Stream
  • JoAnne Arcand, Faculty of Health Science
    • Project title: A validation and pilot study of a comprehensive dietary sodium eHealth tool
    • Amount: $6,978
  • Adam Dubrowski, Bill Kapralos and Andrei Torres, Faculty of Health Science and Faculty of Business and IT
    • Project title: Enhancing Educators’ Experience with a Collaborative Learning Management System (GEN-LMS)
    • Amount: $6,914
  • Brenda Gamble, Faculty of Health Science
    • Project title: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Homeless Female Canadian Veterans
    • Amount: $6,968
  • Jia Li, Faculty of Education
    • Project title: Collaboration using mind mapping apps: Enhancing undergraduate students’ academic writing skills across curriculum and in discipline
    • Amount: $6,630
  • Thomas McMorrow, Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Project title: Implementing Advance Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying: A Preliminary, Comparative Study
    • Amount: $6,974
  • Serena Sohrab, Faculty of Business and IT
    • Project title: The Postponed Motherhood Cost: The Impact of Infertility on the Careers of Women in Academia
    • Amount: $6,899
  • Winnie Sun and Alvaro Quevedo, Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Business and IT
    • Project title: Exploring the Role of Virtual Reality Reminiscence Therapy to Promote the Social Connectedness of Persons with Dementia
    • Amount: $7,000
  • Joshua Wyman and Lindsay Malloy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Project title: Examining the needs of health professionals for increasing disclosures of older adult maltreatment.
    • Amount: $6,874
 SSHRC Exchange Stream
  • Adam Dubrowski and Beheshta Momand, Faculty of Health Science
    • Project title: A Podcast Series to Disseminate Simulation Research and Innovation
    • Amount: $1,970
  • Leigh Harkins, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Project Title: Offense-Supportive Cognitions and Sexual Aggression in Community Males
    • Amount: $2,000

Recommendations for funding were made by a multi‐disciplinary Selection Committee and the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) approved funding decisions.   

Voting members: 

  • Karla Dhungana-Sainju, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Amirali Salehi-Abari, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and IT
  • Lorayne Robertson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
  • David Rudoler, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Facilitators/advisors (non-voting):

  • Ewa Stewart, Grants Officer, Office of Research Services
  • Laura Rendl, Manager Grants and Funding Programs, Office of Research Services

 

The program received a number of strong applications and was highly competitive. The Office of Research Services provides program statistics and results.

Total number of applications received to the SSHRC Small Grant program:

16

Total funding requested by applicants:

$78,528.64

Total number of awards granted:

10 awards granted, totaling $46,329.64

SSHRC Small Grants recipients

  • Emma Bartfay and Winnie Sun, Faculty of Health Science
    • Project title: An exploratory study to examine the social aspects of influenza vaccine hesitancy in persons with dementia (PWD)
    • Amount: $5,000
  • Carla Cesaroni, Philip Shon and Chris O’Connor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Project title: Young People's Perceptions of Their Interactions with Police
    • Amount: $4,654
  • Brian Cutler, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Project Title: Impact of Viewing Body-Worn Camera Footage on Reports of Critical Incidents
    • Amount: $4,993
  • Karla Dhungana-Sainju, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Project title: An Examination of Bullying through Twitter
    • Award amount: $4,338
  • Tyler Frederick, Scott Aquanno and Chris O’Connor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Project title: Exploring New Methods in Citizen Education and Engagement
    • Amount: $2,765
  • Meaghan Lloyd, Faculty of Health Science
    • Project Title: Community-based Fundamental Motor Skill Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Pilot Study
    • Amount: $4,905
  • Natalie Oman, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Project Title: Collaborative Resource Management through Free, Prior and Informed Consent
    • Amount: $4,929
  • David Rudoler, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Project title: Understanding early admission to long-term care: A qualitative comparative analysis
    • Amount: $4,772
  • Amirali Salehi-Abari, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Project Title: Understanding User Privacy Preferences in Online Social Platforms
    • Award amount: $5,000
  • Arshia Zaidi and Olga Marques, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Project Title: Swipe Right: The Social Media "Hook-Up" Culture for Racialized Women in Post-Secondary Institutions
    • Amount: $4,973

The decision was made by a multi‐disciplinary Selection Committee formed by the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) which includes: 

Voting members: 

  • Janette Hughes, Professor, Faculty of Education
  • Andrea Slane, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
  • Igor Kotlyar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Facilitators/advisors:

  • Ewa Stewart, Grants Officer, Office of Research Services

The program received a number of strong applications and was highly competitive. The Office of Research Services has provided program statistics below for information.

Total number of applications received to the SSHRC Small Grant program:

14

Total funding requested by applicants:

$81,067.85

Total number of awards granted:

Nine awards granted, totaling $46,010.53


SSHRC Small Grants Recipients  

  • Allyson Eamer, PhD, Associate Professor, and Jia Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education (FEd)
    • Project Title: The impact of the refugee experience on language learning and acculturation
    • Award amount: $6,421
  • Ami Mamolo, PhD, Assistant Professor, FEd
    • Project title: Mathematics and computer programming: Developing tasks for teacher education
    • Award amount: $5,271
  • Bill Kapralos, PhD, Associate Professor, and Alvaro Quevedo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT)
    • Project Title: The impact of the refugee experience on language learning and acculturation
    • Award amount: $2,000
  • Chinmay Jain, PhD, Assistant Professor, FBIT
    • Project Title: What can we learn from around-the-clock cryptocurrency exchanges?
    • Award amount: $3,877.60
  • Kamal Smimou, PhD, Associate Professor, FBIT
    • Project Title: Financialization of commodities and the role of economic policy uncertainty: An exploratory study 
    • Award amount: $3,614
  • Leigh Harkins, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH)
    • Project title: Use of technology in facilitating aggression and violence in dating and intimate relationships
    • Award amount: $8,159
  • Lindsay Malloy, PhD, Associate Professor, FSSH
    • Project title: Neglected eyewitnesses: Understanding adolescents’ and older adults’ interactions with the police
    • Award amount: $6,346
  • Olga Marques, PhD, Assistant Professor, FSSH
    • Project title: Exploring perceptions and accounts of nonconsensual pornography from the perspective of sexual violence counsellors
    • Award amount: $7,712
  • Serene Kerpan, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Shilpa Dogra, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)
    • Project title: Sport and successful aging in Indigenous older adults
    • Award amount: $2,609

The decision was made by a multi‐disciplinary Review Committee formed by the Office of the Vice-President Research, Innovation and International (VPRII), which includes: 

Voting members: 

  • Bin Chang, PhD, Associate Professor, FBIT
  • Brian Cutler, PhD, Professor, FSSH
  • Caroline Barakat-Haddad, PhD, Assistant Professor, FHS

Facilitators/advisors:

  • Jennifer Freeman, Director of Research Services, VPRII
  • Ewa Stewart, Grants Officer, VPRII