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Research highlights

The following is a list of funded research projects currently underway in 2023-2024

SSHRC grants:

SSHRC Connection Grant
Disability in Education: Sustaining an Inclusive Africa

Principal Investigator: Jen Rinaldi, PhD
Co-investigators: Anita Ewan, PhDEvelyn Kissi, PhDGillian Parekh, PhDKathryn Underwood, PhD

  • $24,658
  • July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

SSHRC Insight Grants
The Algorithmic Blue Lens: Predictive and surveillance policing in regulating racialized spaces

Principal Investigator: Kanika Samuels Wortley, PhD
Co-investigator: Kathryn Henne, PhD

  • $61,549
  • 2022-2024

Finding the gaps: Criminal justice processing of hate crime

Principal Investigator: Barbara Perry, PhD
Co-investigators (external): Allyson Lunny, PhD, David Hofmann, PhD, Irfan Chaudhry, PhD
Research partners: Department of Justice Canada, and Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

  • $269,141
  • April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Transnational environmental crime, human security and biosecurity: Building effective, integrated, preventative networks

Principal Investigator: Peter Stoett, PhD
Research partners: EcoHealth Alliance, Boise State University, Northumbria University, Australian National University, University of Maryland, University of Adelaide, University of Tasmania, University of Sheffield

  • $263,610
  • April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2025

The Multidimensional Development Impacts of Canadian-supported Investments and Policy Initiatives Abroad: The Case of Tourism and Charter Cities in Honduras

Principal Investigator: Timothy MacNeill, PhD

  • $316,668
  • April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024

 SSHRC Partnership Grants
Partenariat universitaire sur la prévention du plagiat (PUPP)

Principal Investigator: Martine Peters, PhD
Co-investigators: Alain Cadieux, PhD, Alyson King, PhD, Angelina Weenie, PhD, Carolyn Creed, PhDCeceilia Parnther, PhDChristiane Blaser, PhD, Cynthia Potvin, PhD, Dimitar Angelov, PhD, Dita Dlabolova, PhD, Ece Zehir Topkaya, PhD, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, PhD, Franck Martin, PhD, Françoise Larré, PhDFrançois Vincent, PhD, George Ttoouli, PhDGuofang Wan, PhD, Irene Glendinning, PhD, Jim Hu, PhDJinrong Li, PhD, Joseph Atoyebi, PhD, Juliane Bertrand, PhD, Julien Bureau, PhD, Karine Duvignau, PhD, Kathleen O'Reilly, PhD, Laura Ribeiro, PhDLauren Fitzgerald, PhD, Martine Pellerin, PhD, Mehmet Sercan Uztosun, PhD, Milan Ojstersek, Monica Soto, PhDNicole Boubée, PhDNicole Monney, PhD, Pascal Grégoire, PhD, Patrick Giroux, PhD, Patrick Juola, PhD, Pavel Turcinek, PhD, Ricardo Correia, PhDSalim Razi, PhD, Sandra Jamieson, PhD, Sébastien Béland, PhD, Serge Larivée, PhD, Shivadas Sivasubramaniam, PhD, Stella-Maris Orim, PhD, Sylvia Burrow, PhD, Sylvie Fontaine, PhD, Sylvie Marcotte, PhD, Tim Anderson, PhD, Tomas Foltynek, PhD
Collaborators: Benoit Jeunier, PhD, Félix Langevin Harnois, Gareth Crossman, Jean-Philippe Pouliot, Laurence Huot, Nicole Picton, Rajko Golovic, Sebastian Berger, Shailene Panylo, Sonia Morin
Research partners: Canadian Federation of Students, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Cape Breton University, Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec, Coventry University, Drew University, Duquesne University, European Network for Academic Integrity, European Students' Union, First Nations University of Canada, Georgia Southern University, Loyola University Chicago, Mendel University in Brno, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, St. John's University, The Governors of the University of Alberta, Thompson Rivers University, Université de Moncton, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Université Laval, Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, University College of the North, University of Derby, University of Maribor, University of Porto, University of Victoria, Yeshiva University

  • $2,499,980
  • 2021-2028

The intersecting institutions of criminal justice and injustice

Project Director: Sandra Bucerius, PhD
Co-investigators:  Brian Johnson, PhDJana Grekul, PhDJustin Tetrault, PhD, Kanika Wortley, PhD, Kevin Haggerty, PhDLuca Berardi, PhDMarianne Quirouette, PhDNicole Myers, PhDNorman Scot Wortley, PhDTemitope Oriola, PhD
Collaborators: Abigail DeshmanDaniele ZanottiDaniel JonesLeiv Undheim, Marcus Roach, Reza AhmadiSusan Brooke
PartnersCanadian Civil Liberties AssociationCarleton UniversityCriminal Trial Lawyers AssociationEdmonton Police ServiceLegal Aid OntarioMcMaster UniversityQueen's UniversityThe John Howard Society of CanadaUnited Way, Calgary, AB, United Way, Edmonton, AB, United Way Greater Toronto, Université de MontréalUniversity of MarylandUniversity of TorontoVille de Montréal

  • $2,499,885
  • 2022-2029

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
Tracking (In)Justice: A publicly accessible online database of police-involved and carceral deaths across Canada

Principal InvestigatorAlexander McClelland, PhD
Co-investigators include Kanika Samuels Wortley, PhD

  • $195,970
  • 2022-2024

Devising and testing public engagement models to shape guidelines for potential use of facial recognition technologies by police

Principal Investigator: Andrea Slane, PhD
Co-investigators: Christopher O-Connor, PhD, Lisa Austin, PhD and Brenda McPhail (external, University of Toronto, Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
Research partners: Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Cobourg Police Service, Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corporation

  • $200,000
  • March 22, 2021 to March 21, 2024


SSHRC Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Grant
Carceral Intersections of Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Trans Experience in Confronting Anti-Black Racism and Structural Violence in the Prisoner Re-entry Industrial Complex

Principal Investigator: Wesley Crichlow, PhD

  • $400,075
  • March 25, 2022 to March 24, 2025

SSHRC Small Grant: Explore
Beyond Lip Service: Design Thinking as a Blueprint for More Inclusive Storytelling. 

Principal Investigator: Emilia King, PhD

  • $6969.85
  • Awarded May 2023

NSERC grants:

NSERC Discovery Grants
Unimodal, multimodal and machine-learning techniques to identifying structural, functional and connectivity dynamics underlying empathic accuracy

Principal Investigator: Matthew Shane, PhD

  • $140,000
  • April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025


Grants from other institutions:

Canada Foundation for Innovation 2021 - John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI JELF)
Functional Near Infrared Spectoscropy (fNIRS) System for Portable Whole-brain Evaluation of Brain Function

Principal Investigator: Matthew Shane, PhD
Co-investigator: Bobby Stojanoski, PhD

  • $386,018


Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Examining the Effectiveness of a Critical Time Intervention to Stabilize Trajectories out of Homelessness for Youth

Principal Investigator: Sean Kidd, PhD, C. Psych
Co-investigator: Tyler Frederick, PhD

  • $925,650
  • 2021-2026

Characterizing the functional organization of the human cerebellum and cerebro-cerebellar communication

Collaborator: Bobby Stojanoski, PhD

  • $413,000
  • 2018-2023

Durham City Studio
Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Resident Survey

Principal Investigator: Matthew Stein, PhD

  • $40,000
  • December 14, 2020 to December 31, 2024

Facebook Canada
In support of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism and the development of the Global Network Against Hate

Principal Investigator: Barbara Perry, PhD

  • $500,000
  • 2020-2025