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Tri-Agency Success for 2019

The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement is pleased to announce that Mount Royal University more than doubled its number of Tri-Agency award recipients in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Seven Mount Royal University faculty members have been awarded $639,570 in total funding from Tri-Agency research grants in the 2018/19 academic year -- an increase from three faculty members who were awarded $395,350 in total funding the previous year - marking a year-over-year funding increase of over 61%.

"The increase in awards signals our growth, capacity and excellence in research at Mount Royal," says Michael Quinn, PhD, Vice-Provost, Academic. "These grants provide a major boost to the scholarly pursuits of the recipients and provide benefits to our overall research enterprise. Congratulations to everyone listed below and thanks to ORSCE staff and our Research Development Officers for their hard work and support."

Although many funding agencies exist, the benchmark index upon which a University research enterprise is measured is the amount of external funding secured by faculty researchers, particularly research funding that is sponsored by the Tri-Agencies, which refers to:

- Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and
- Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

MRU's Tri-Agency Award Recipients

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2019 Research Grants Competition:

Jonathan Mee, PhD, Faculty of Science and Technology: The maintenance of polymorphisms in natural populations: genetic and environmental correlates of within species diversity.
Grant amount: $152,000 (including $12,500 Discovery Launch Supplement)

Andria Dawson, PhD, General Education: Forests in flux: reconstructing ecotone shifts to improve understanding of climate-vegetation feedbacks.
Grant amount: $137,500 (including $12,500 Discovery Launch Supplement)

Bob Uttl, PhD, Faculty of Arts: Prospective Memory
Grant amount: $140,000

For a full list of NSERC grant recipients, please visit their website.


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Award Recipients:

Partnership Engage 2019-2020 Competition

Cynthia Gallop, PhD, General Education: Exploring Experiences of Indigenous Youth Involved in the Canadian Corrections System
Grant amount: $22,823


Insight Development Grants 2019-2020 Competition

Robert Boschman, PhD, Faculty of Arts: Uranium Extraction Communities: Legacies of Abandonment, Dissolution and Remediation
Grant amount: $72,230

Gabrielle Lindstrom, PhD, Faculty of Arts: "Mokakit Iyika'kimaat": Towards a Pedagogy of Resilience from Blackfoot Perspective
Grant amount: $73,896

Irene Shankar, PhD, Faculty of Arts: #MeTooAcademia: Knowledge (Im)mobilization of Sexualized Violence Research at Canadian Post-secondary Institutions
Grant amount: $40,621

For a full list of SSHRC grant recipients, please visit their website.


Research and scholarship at Mount Royal University are guided by the Strategic Research and Scholarship Plan (2018-2023) under the themes of Resilience and Sustainability, Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Systems Design, Health and Well-Being, People and Places, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Science, Technology and Society.

MRU values research and scholarship across the full spectrum of creative, disciplinary, interdisciplinary, professional and applied realms and is committed to community-based research and strongly values our partnerships with Indigenous communities.

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