Award and Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

The following is a list of Faculty of Education researchers who have received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the University of Alberta, and various other external sources.

Researcher Name

Description 

Sponsor

Total Award

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


2016

 

Sara Carpenter
The pedagogy and policy of refugee youth resettlement Connection Grant
$24, 760.00
Dia Da Costa
Re-imagining creative economy: transnational histories, local practices, regional struggles Connection Grant
$24,438.00
Heather Brown
Modeling the Mathematical Achievement of Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Insight Development Grant
$64,149.00
Okan Bulut
Developing an Interactive Score Reporting System to Improve the Quality of Formative Feedback in Higher Education Insight Development Grant
$59,994.00
Jason Harley
Fostering Historical Reasoning, Hope, Empathy, Emotional Engagement and Queer History Awareness with a Mobile Augmented Reality App Insight Development Grant
$64,122.00
David Lewkowich
Comics and The Emotional Situation of Learning to Teach: Collaborative Reading and Encounters with Adolescent Life in Graphic Novels Insight Development Grant
$59,938.00
Lynette Shultz Democracy in Transition: Strengthening how citizenship is learned and practiced in "the city" Insight Development Grant
$70,388.00
Bonnie Stelmach School community in rural provincial north: Achieving conceptual clarity in a zombie category Insight Development Grant
$63,874.00
Patricia Boechler Developing a psychological model of learning in 3D virtual environments: guiding principles for educators Insight Grant
$322,403.00
Georgios Georgiou Reading fluency: How does it develop and how can it be fostered? Insight Grant
$300,126.00
Mark Gierl Using automated processes to generate educational test items and their associated solutions and rationales to support formative feedback in mathematics and science Insight Grant
$194,166.00
Jacqueline Leighton Disruptive innovation for teaching and assessing diverse learners: application of the LEAFF model in K-6 Insight Grant
$309,941.00
Carla Peck Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future Partnership Grant LOI
$20,000.00
Anna Kirova Cultural brokering with Syrian refugee families with young children: an exploration of challenges and best practices in psychosocial adaptation Targeted Research: Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration $24,991.00

2015

 

Diane H. Conrad
Partnership development for researching the education of Aboriginal students: a youth exchange through arts & technology - stories of culture, identity, community and place
Partnership Development Grant
 $200,000.00
Lia Daniels Equipping future teachers with the beliefs and skills needed to sustain adaptive student motivation: the role of motivation interventions
SSHRC Insight Grant $349,020.00
Andre Grace Synchronizing research, policymaking, and practice to assist sexual and gender minority youth to grow into resilience SSHRC Insight Grant
 
 $256,888.00
Margaret Mackey Situated readers in digital times: understanding the role of place in the development of contemporary literate awareness SSHRC Insight Grant $131,111.00

P Janelle McFeetors

Parents' perceptions of the (not) New Math

SSHRC Insight Development  Grant

$72,848.00

2014

 

Ingrid Johnston Developing a pedagogy of social Justice in the classroom through postcolonial literature SSHRC Insight Grant $405,954.00
Lynn McGarvey Advancing research methodology in mathematics education for collective learning systems SSHRC Insight Grant  $355,375.00
Christina Rinaldi Early Childhood Parent-Child Interactions: An examination of the stability of parenting across tasks and tme SSHRC Insight Grant  $307,118.00
Ali Shiri Digital Library North: Creating a Path for Information access in Canada's North

SSHRC Insight Grant

$295,817.00

2013

 

Genevieve Gauthier 

What Are Students Learning in Virtual-Cases? Investigating the Validity of Assessment Models

SSHRC Insight Development  Grant

$74,839.00

Dip Kapoor 

Untouchability, Casteism and Schooling in Rural India: Exploring Local Response & Resistance

SSHRC Insight Grant

$268,386.00

Linda Laidlaw 

A comparative investigation of pedagogical possibilities of digital tools for family and school early literacy education

SSHRC Insight Grant 

 $233,699.00

Larry Prochner

Culture and Practice in Early Childhood Teacher Education in Namibia, Tanzania, and Canada

SSHRC Insight Grant

$199,635.00 

2012

 

 

 

Robert Klassen 

Developing tools to predict new teacher effectiveness

SSHRC Insight Grant

$270,042.00

Alison Taylor

Beyond 'learning for earning': a cross-university study of outcomes for Canadian university students in Community Service Learning programs

SSHRC Insight Grant

$159,088.00

2011

 

 

 

Marilyn Abbott

Equitable Assessment and Associated Interventions for ESL Learners

SSHRC Standard Research Grant

$47,653.00

Patricia Boechler

A Model for Virtual World Post-Secondary Transition Programs: Understanding How Virtual Worlds Can Improve Student Outcomes

SSHRC Standard Research Grant

$127,653.00 

Ying Cui

On the Classification Consistency and Accuracy of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

$61,226.00

Mark Gierl

Developing and Evaluating Cognitive Models for Diagnostic Assessment

SSHRC Standard Research Grant

$148,502.00

Mark Gierl

Using Automatic Item Generation to Develop Digital Content for Computerized Assessments in Mathematics and Science

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 

$49,799.00 

Andre Grace

 

Growing into resilience: Working in the intersection of research, policy, and practice to study the non-linear, asset-creating processes of variously positioned sexual-minority and gender-variant youth

SSHRC Standard Research Grant 

$113,060.00 

Brenda Gustafson

Interacting with multiple dynamic models embedded within digital learning objects: exploring students' understanding of physical and chemical change

SSHRC Standard Research Grant 

$116,030.00 

Ingrid Johnston

Engaging Teachers with Canadian Literature for Social Justice 

SSHRC Standard Research Grant

$177,655.00

Linda Laidlaw

Literacy learning in playful spaces: Using multimodal strategies to develop narrative with young learners

SSHRC Insight Development Grant 

$66,402.00

Jacqueline Leighton

The Effect of Attitudes Towards Standardized Testing on Learner Disengagement and the Intention to Drop Out of High School

SSHRC Standard Research Grant 

$110,010.00 

Stephen Norris

Teaching High School Science Using Adapted Primary Literature 

SSHRC Standard Research Grant

$128,769.00

Cheryl Poth

Examining beginning teachers' orientations to assessment: A quasi-experimental mixed methods intervention study 

SSHRC Standard Research Grant

$24,322.00

Dinesh Rathi

The Role of Social Media in Management of Knowledge in Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs)

SSHRC Insight Development Grant

$50,567.00

Lynette Shultz

Living the impact of education for all and good governance: African educators' conceptualizations of citizenship as policy knowledge

SSHRC Standard Research Grant 

$109,203.00 

Gregory Thomas 

Alberta Journal of Educational Research 

SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals 

$89,370.00

Marie-Claire Shanahan

 ISSET Space Camp

NSERC

 $39,900.00

Other External Grants

 

2016

 

 

 

Michael McNally

Broadband Toolkit Development: Regional Stakeholder Consultative Workshops Alberta Economic Development and Trade
$3,217.50

Michael McNally

Development of Alberta Broadband Toolkit Alberta Economic Development and Trade
$17,500.00

Michael McNally

Complying with Privacy Legislation in a Globally Connected Technological World Challenges and Solutions MITACS - Accelerate Internship $15,000.00

Leila Ranta

Teaching English as a Second Language Taylor & Francis Group - Informa UK Ltd - Education Journals £12,000.00
Veronica Smith Flexible Pathways to Writing, Developing and Implementing Assistive Technology to Support Students' Academic Writing Skills in Inclusive Classrooms Alberta Education $119,500.00
Veronica Smith Capacity Building to Bolstor Well-Being Among Early Childhood Educators and the Children They Support in Alberta MITACS - Accelerate Internship $15,000.00
Catherine Adams MITACS Research Council Board Services Grant MITACS Inc. $30,000.00
Diane Conrad Decolonizing Learning in Communities Across Canada: Stories of Hope Aurora College $11,900.00
Diane Conrad Researching the Education of Aboriginal Students Alberta Teachers Association - Educational Research Award $5,000.00
Darryl Hunter Program Evaluation: ART Project The Society for Safe & Caring $328,060.00
Kristopher Wells Implementation Plan to Create Welcoming, Respectful and Safe Communities for Sexual and Gender Minority Students Alberta Education $30,000.00
Kristopher Wells Prevention Early Intervention Supports and Services Alberta Health Services $69,249.00
Heather Blair Young Indigenous Women's Circle of Leadership The National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund $25,000.00
Janice Huber Experience of Urban Aboriginal Families as They Ready Their Children For, and During, Kindergarten Policy Wise for Children and Families (formerly ACCFCR) $39,772.00
Mijung Kim Argumentation in-the-making in/for Socioscientific Problem Solving Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies (AACES) $5,813.00
Carla Peck Scoping Review - Aboriginal Women, Domestic Violence, and Homelessness MITACS - Accelerate Internship $15,000.00
Joe Wu Faculty Attitudes towards the Internationalized Classroom in Chinese Universities MITACS Globalink Research Award $5,000.00
Martin Mrazik Concussion Diagnosis Improving Clinical Decision Making in Football MITACS Accelerate - Internship $15,000.00
Rauno Parrila University Certificate in Complex Communication Needs Alberta Education $62,500.00
Jacqueline Pei FASD for 2016-2017 Canadian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum $60,000.00
Jacqueline Pei Website Development Scope of Work Policy Wise for Children and Families (formerly ACCFCR) $25,000.00
Sharla King An Experiential Learning Curriculum to Support the Care of Aboriginal Populations in Continuing Care in Remote Northern Communities. Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research (ICCER) $23,140.00
Veronica Smith Bilingualism in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Exploring the Impact of Dual Language Learning (Endowment) Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA) - Graduate Student $2329.50 /$4659.00
Martin Mrazik Role of Rehabilitation in Concussion Management: A Randomized, Controlled Trial The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA $50,455.00USD

2015

 

 

 

Jacqueline Pei

Longitudinal Assessment of Individuals with FASD

Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research and the Government of Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee

$80,000.00

Jacqueline Pei Meeting them Where They’re At: Social skills training for adolescents with FASD using gaming formats
Neurodevnet Strategic Initiative Award
$25,890.00
Jacqueline Pei Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Research Program: Early life adversity, outcomes, and secondary intervention
Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) NeuroDevNet
$159,825.00
Jacqueline Pei Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Research Program: Early life adversity, outcomes, and secondary intervention
Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) (matching funds)
$60,000.00
Jacqueline Pei Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Research Program: Early life adversity, outcomes, and secondary intervention
Glenrose Hospital Foundation (matching funds)
$20,000.00

2014

 

 

 

Jacqueline Pei

Moving the Mountain – Pilot Study

Alberta Centre for Child Family and Community Research (ACCFCR) Independent Researcher Grant

$40,000.00

Jacqueline Pei Evaluation of the Solicitor General McDaniel Youth Program Alberta Centre for Child Family and Community Research (ACCFCR) $25,000.00
Jacqueline Pei Operationalizing recommendations and creating an evaluation framework for the 10 Year FASD Strategic Plan Alberta Centre for Child Family and Community Research (ACCFCR) $24,000.00
Jacqueline Pei A pilot project on the impact of pre and postnatal risk factors on secondary diagnoses FASD Alberta Centre for Child Family and Community Research (ACCFCR) Seed Grant $10,000.00
Jacqueline Pei CanFASD Interventions Canadian Foundation for Fetal Alcohol Research $60,000.00
Jacqueline Pei Experiential Best Practices among FASD Network Coordinators Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research $5,000.00

2013

 

 

 

Sharla King 

Health Workforce Action Plan 

Alberta Health & Wellness

$536,666.00

Andre Grace

 fYrefly in Schools Human Rights Citizenship

Education Fund

$50,000.00

Andre Grace 

Family Resiliency Program Phase II Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services

Edmonton Area Child Family Services

$100,157.00

Damien Cormier

The Wellness, Resiliency and Partnership Project (WRaP)

Edmonton Public Schools 

$38,600.00

Jacqueline Pei 

 Engaging Youth in Development of Prevention Initiatives in FASD

Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research

$25,000.00

Jacqueline Pei  Working Memory Training Impacts on FASD and Preterm Children Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
$49,966.00
 
Jacqueline Pei FASD MacKenzie housing, Alberta Centre for Child
Family and Community Research. Co-Investigator
$70,000.00
Jacqueline Pei Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility
Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
$150,000.00
Jacqueline Pei FASD Community of Practice (CoP)   $7,500.00

Cheryl Poth


Edmonton Public Schools

$15,000.00

Cheryl Poth

 

NWC Alberta FASD Services Network

$10,000.00

Cheryl Poth

Alberta Mentoring Partnership Evaluation

Alberta Mentoring Partnership

$15,000.00

Veronica Smith 

Research project to gain a deep understanding of promising practices, implementation strategies and educational benefits/results of technology use within inclusive Junior High/Middle School settings

Alberta Education

$140,000.00

2012

 

 

 

Christina Rinaldi 

ECS Continuum of Supports and Services: Outreach to Preschools and Child Care Programs

Getting Ready for Inclusion Today (GRIT)

$5,000.00 

Kathy Robinson

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Elementary General Music (K-6) in Communities of Color

American Orff-Schulwerk Association

$1,296.77

Jacqueline Pei 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

BC Public Health Service Authority

$110,000.00
 

Lia Daniels

Pre-Service Teachers Responses to Instruction in Motivation Interventions:Feasibility, Usage and Preferences

Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational  Studies

$6,000.00 

Andre Grace 

Community Outreach Program

United Way Alberta

 $16,666.64

Denyse Hayward 

Outcomes that matter for parents of children with severe multiple disabilities. The Cochlear Implant Parent Outcomes Instrument (CIPOI) 

Alberta Health Services 

$5,000.00

Jacqueline Leighton

Investigating the Student Learning Outcomes Associated with The Suzuki Approach

Suzuki Charter School Society

$22,688.00 

Michael McNally

DIGILAB; DINS

GRAND Networks of Centres of Excellence

$15,000.00 

Norma Nocente

Student Engagement Through Innovation Learning

Elk Island Public Schools

$10,454.97

Jerine Pegg 

Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of the Relevance of Science

Let's Talk Science 

$15,092.63

University of Alberta Grants

 

Killam Research Fund - Cornerstone Grant

 

 

Maria Cutumisu Developing and Evaluating a Game That Teaches a Computational Thinking Skill KRF Cornerstone Research Small Operating Grant $7,000.00

Diane Conrad

Addressing Aboriginal Education

KRF Cornerstone Grant 

 $36,833.00

Alison Taylor

The Theory and Practice of Community Service Learning at Canadian Universities

KRF Cornerstone Grant 

$44,836.00

K. Jessica Van Vliet

Obstacles to Compassion: Exploring Impediments to Focusing on Compassion Toward and From Other People

KRF Cornerstone Grant 

$32,440.00

Killam Research Fund - Conference Travel Grant

Cheryl Poth

Six Habits of Mixed Methods Researchers and Evaluators Enabling Social Change through Complex Educational Interventions - International Researh Association Conference, Durham City, UK KRF Conf Travel Grant $3,050.00
Alexandra Fidyk Locating Research in an Animated World: Re-conceptualizing Design - First Lusophone Congress on Western Esotericism, Lisbon, Portugal KRF Conf Travel Grant $2,800.00
William Hanson Therapeutic Feedback in Therapy: A Conceptual Framework and Case - IX International Congress of Clinical Psychology, Santander, Spain KRF Conf Travel Grant $3,200.00
Jason Harley Mission Accomplished? Measuring Gamers' Emotion and Cognitive Engagement During and After a Narrative Event - 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems - Zagreb, Croatia KRF Conf Travel Grant $3,200.00
Maria Cutumisu Choosing versus Receiving Feedback: The Impact of Feedback Valence on Learning in an Assessment Game - 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) 2016, North Carolina, USA KRF Conf Travel Grant $2,000.00
Marilyn Abbott Strategies for Facilitating the Reading of Peer-Reviewed Applied Linguistics Research within Professional Reading Groups - American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2016 Conference, Florida, USA KRF Conf Travel Grant $2,000.00

Rauno Parrila 

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading 2013 Conference - HongKong - July 10-13, 2013 

KRF Conf Travel Grant

$3,000.00 

Jonathan Anuik

Canadian Historical Association 2013 CHA Annual Meeting and 41st Annual Conference: Canadian Society for the Study of Education: Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education - June 1-8/13

KRF Conf Travel Grant 

 $1,200.00

Christina Rinaldi 

2013 Annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting, San Francisco, CA April 27 - May 1, 2013

KRF Conf Travel Grant

 $1,600.00

Linda Laidlaw  

American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012 Conference, Vancouver, BC - April 13-17, 2012

KRF Conf Travel Grant 

 $1,200.00

Distinguished Visitor

 

Lia Daniels Distinguished Visitor's Fund for Dr. Reinhard Pekrun Oct 2016

EFF Distinguished Visitor Fund 

$4,120.00

Jonathan Anuik

 Distinguished Visitor - Marie Battiste February 2014

EFF Distinguished Visitor Fund 

 $5,099.00

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

Dwayne Donald Holistic Approaches to Life and Living: A Curricular and Pedagogical Inquiry

Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund 

$31,985.00
Lia Daniels Is boredom contagious? Examining transmission from instructor to student

Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund 

$15,566.00

Mark Gierl 

Developing a Computer-Based Assessment System to Support the Rapid Expansion of Online Teaching and Learning at the University of Alberta VPA Provost 

Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund 

$50,521.00 

Alison Taylor

Evaluating the student outcomes of CSL participation VPA Provost 

Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund

 $18,004.00

VPR GAP SSHRC Bridge Funding
Marilyn Abbott Establishing, Sustaining and Facilitating Professional Reading Groups in Diverse Adult ESL Programs VPR GAP SSHRC Bridge Funding $5,000.00
Rebecca Sockbeson Institutionalizing Reconciliation; System Knowledge Mobilization & Indigenous Knowledge Transfer VPR GAP SSHRC Bridge Funding $5,000.00

VPR Partnership LOI Grant Fund
Florence Glanfield Researching the Process, Impact, and Sustainability of a Multi-Layered Approach to Developing Capacity for Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Rural and Remote Communities in Tanzania VPR Partnership LOI Grant Fund $10,000.00

Indigenous Community Engagement, Research and Learning (ICERL)
Rebecca Sockbeson Indigenous Knowledge Mobilization Indigenous Community Engagement, Research and Learning (ICERL) $50,000.00

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS)
Olenka Bilash Democratic Reform of the Government of Ukraine Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) $15,000.00
Olenka Bilash Innovation in Ukrainian Education through an online community of practice Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) $21,500.00

Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)


CRAfT (Creating Research Archives for Tomorrow) Digital Research Archive Grant
 
 2015      
Michael McNally
Establishing the Digital Communities Portal and Repository CRAfT Digital Research Archive Grant
$5,000.00
Kule Dialogue Grant  
 2016      
Makere Stewart-Harawira Connecting our Waters: A UN World Water Day Panel Discussion
Kule Dialogue Grant
 $1,000.00
Carla Peck
Thinking Historically for Canada's Future
Kule Dialogue Grant
 $2,000.00
 2015      
Janice Huber
Experiences in early childhood: Building relational communities
Kule Dialogue Grant
 $640.00
Alex Da Costa
Re-imagining Creative Economy
Kule Dialogue Grant  $2,000.00
Michael McNally
Digital Futures 2015
Kule Dialogue Grant
 
 $2,000.00
Diane Conrad
Researching the Education of Aboriginal Students: A Youth Exchange through Arts & Technology - Stories of Culture, Identity, Community and Place
Kule Dialogue Grant
 $2,000.00

Research Cluster Grant

 

 

 2015      
Olenka Bilash Democratic Reform of the Government of Ukraine Kule Institute Research Cluster Grant  $100,000.00
Makere Stewart-Harawira Intersections of Sustainability
 

Kule Institute Research Cluster Grant

 
 $100,000.00
 2013      

Dwayne Donald

Investigating Aboriginal Education Across Four Diverse Aboriginal Communities 

Kule Institute Research Cluster Grant 

 $20,000.00

 2012      

Makere Stewart-Harawira 

Indigenous Communities as Stewards of Mother Earth: Responding to the Triple Crisis of Sustainability

Kule Institute Research Cluster Grant

 $20,000.00

 2011      
Diane Conrad
Evaluating Youth Outcomes for the "High Risk Youth Uncensored" Program  Kule Institute Research Cluster Grant
 $15,000.00
 

Research Cluster Grant Extension

 
 2014      
Diane Conrad  Creating Together
Kule Institute Research Cluster Grant $2,000.00
Kule Research Team Grant    
 2016      
Linda Laidlaw Digital Practices: An International Comparative Exploration of Children's, Parents' and Teachers' Accounts and Experiences of engaging with digital Tools and Media. Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00
Anna Kirova Constructing the Roma as Europe's Other: Investigating the Interplay of Global and Local Factors in the Balkan Region Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00
Anna Kirova Constructing the Roma as Europe's Other: Investigating the Interplay of Global and Local Factors in the Balkan Region Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00
 2015      
Linda Laidlaw International perspectives on children's digital media practices Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00
Anna Kirova
Constructing the Roma as Europe's other: Investigating the interplay of global and local factors in the Balkan region Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00
 2014      
Patricia Boechler Digital Synergies
 
Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00
Ingrid Johnston
Cultural Practices and Digital Learning Resources Kule Research Team Grant $7,500.00

Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)

 

 WCHRI - Innovation Grant  

Jacqueline Pei

Working Memory Training Impacts on FASD and Preterm Children 

Women & Children's Health Research Institute 

 $49,100.43