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(June 13 , 2002, Gazette)

Research boost from NSERC and SSHRC

Dr. Marilyn Porter, Women’s Studies, and Phyliss Artiss, EnglishDr. Marilyn Porter, Women’s Studies, and Phyliss Artiss, English have collaborated on a project titled Women's Experience of Reproductive Health in the Family: A Comparative Life Story Project.

The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada awarded Memorial and C-CORE $4.6 million in research funding through its 2002 competition.

NSERC research grants are awarded in three categories: discovery grants designated for research equipment grants allotted for research tools and instruments and a third category funding “major facilities access.”

This year, 100 of Memorial’s researchers received the next installments of their on-going grants, while 57 others received renewal or new grants. In the case of renewal grants, Memorial’s results were particularly strong; 98 per cent of applications for renewal were accepted for funding, an increase over the 79 per cent renewal success achieved in 2001.

Nine researchers were awarded their first NSERC grants in this year’s competition. Congratulations are extended to: Dr. David Thompson, Chemistry; Dr. Michael Slawinski, Earth Sciences; Dr. Kurt Gamperl, Ocean Sciences Centre; Dr. John Lewis, Physics and Physical Oceanography; Dr. Pei Jun Guo, C-CORE; Drs. Amgad Hussein, George Mann, and John Shirokoff, Engineering and Applied Science; and Dr. Daniel MacPhee, Medicine. A complete listing of all NSERC grants received (on-going, renewed, and new) appears below.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) also supported the research effort at Memorial. Thirteen researchers were provided with further installments in their existing grants while seven new grants totaling just over $650,000 were awarded. Congratulations to new SSHRC grantholders: Dr. Lisa Rankin, Anthropology; Dr. Philip Gardner, English; Dr. Marilyn Porter, Sociology, together with Dr. Phyllis Artiss, English; Drs. Jeffrey Parsons and Jeffrey Pittman, Business Administration; Dr. Kati Szego, Music; and Dr. Shelly Birnie-Lefcovitch, Social Work.

LISTING OF NSERC AWARDS 2002-2003

Name
Amount $
or Type
Installment

Biochemistry
Banoub, JH
Heeley, DH
Herzberg, GR
Hoover, R
Kaur, S
Mulligan, ME
Robinson, JJ
Shahidi, F
Shahidi, F
20,000
30,000
25,000
34,600
29,000
25,000
29,400
32,600
6,138
3/4
1/4
2/2
2/4
3/4
1/2
4/4
2/4
E

Biology
Hermanutz, LA
Haedrich, RL
Innes, DJ
Jones, IL
Khan, RA
Larson, DJ
Snelgrove, PVR
Staveley, E
10,000
25,200
15,000
25,200
18,937
13,500
19,000
25,000
1/2
3/4
2/4
4/4
2/4
3/4
1/4
3/4

Business Administration
Kubiak, W
McKay, KN
Parsons, BJ
33,500
21,516
23,000
1/4
3/4
1/4

C-CORE
Guo, PJ
Phillips, R
Phillips, R et al
$17,000
$30,000
$150,000
1/4
2/4
MFA 4/4

Chemistry
Bodwell, GJ
Burnell, DJ
Georghiou, PE
Helleur, RJ
Jablonski, CR
Pickup, PG
Poirier, RA
Thompson, DW
Thompson, LK
Thompson, LK et al MFA
58,464
80,000
30,000
24,000
25,000
81,100
24,000
30,000
70,000
30,000
4/4
1/4
3/4
2/4
3/4
1/4
3/4
1/2
1/4
4/4

Computer Science
Fiech, AP
Lu, SW
Miminis, G
Tang, J
Vidyasankar, K
Wang, CA
Wareham, HT
Zuberek, WM
13,650
14,000
25,410
16,170
24,000
32,000
15,000
28,000
4/4
1/4
4/4
1/4
3/4
1/4
3/4
1/4

Earth Sciences
Aksu, AE
Aksu, AE and Hiscott, RN
Dunning, GR
Dunning, GR et al
Hall, J
Hiscott, RN
Hodych, JP
Hurich, CA
Indares, AD
Indares, AD et al
Jenner, GA
Leitch, AM
Longerich, HP
Miller, H
Myers, JS
Rivers, TCJ
Slawinski, MA
Sylvester, PJ
Wadleigh, MA
Wilton, DHC
Wright, JA
29,800
79,368
48,300
35,000
50,780
26,800
22,050
25,000
37,800
101,569
29,000
24,057
28,000
14,000
43,300
46,200
12,000
27,300
21,280
14,000
11,550
3/4
E
4/4
MFA 4/4
1/4
3/4
4/4
1/4
4/4
E
1/4
UFA 3/3
2/4
2/2
3/4
4/4
1/4
4/4
2/4
3/4
4/4

Engineering and Applied Science
Bass, DW
Bose, N
Gill, EW
Gosine, RG
Hawboldt, KA
Haddara, MR
Heys, HM
Husain, T
Hussein, A
Jeyasurya, B
Jordaan, IJ
Lye, LFP
Mann, GKI
Marzouk, HM
Munaswamy, K
Muzychka, YS
O'Young, SD
Peters, DK
Popescu, R
Quaicoe, JE
Rahman, MA
Seshadri, S
Shirokoff, JW
Swamidas, ASJ
Veitch, BJ
Venkatesan, R
Williams, F-M
17,170
38,900
27,200
28,350
21,500
24,450
21,000
16,000
23,000
25,770
29,000
23,000
20,000
24,000
10,300
21,000
19,000
19,796
19,600
27,550
33,495
31,500
25,300
14,700
17,510
23,188
18,000
4/4
1/5
2/4
4/4
2/4
1/4
4/4
3/4
1/4
1/1
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/5
3/4
2/4
3/4
3/4
1/4
1/4
5/5
4/4
1/4
4/4
3/4
3/4
1/2

Marine Institute
Rose, GA
30,000
1/4

Geography
Bell, TJ
Catto, NR
31,380
18,920
1/4
1/4

Human Kinetics and Recreation
White, MD
30,100
3/4

Mathematics and Statistics
Bahturin, A
Booth, PI
Brunner, H
Goodaire, EG
Heath, PR
Kocabiyik, S
Lee, CC
Oyet, AJ
Parmenter, MM
Peng, Y
Pike, DA
Rees, RS
Shalaby, NAI
Sneddon, GWM
Summers, D
Sutradhar, BC
Zhao, X
Zhou, Y
Zou, X
14,000
6,300
23,000
7,350
6,300
18,540
16,000
10,500
12,000
12,600
7,350
12,600
11,000
12,000
50,000
27,000
12,000
9,000
15,000
3/4
4/4
2/5
4/4
4/4
3/4
2/4
4/4
1/4
4/4
4/4
4/4
1/4
3/4
2/5
2/4
3/4
2/4
3/4

Medicine
Corbett, DR and Peeling, DJ
Gadag, VG
Gillespie, L and Paterno, GD
Macphee, DJ
Mearow, KM
Tabrizchi, R
15,000
9,240
35,000
32,000
26,250
28,111
3/4
4/4
E
1/4
4/4
1/4

Ocean Sciences Centre
Brown, JA
Deibel, DR
Deibel, DR et al
Driedzic, WR
Driedzic, WR et al
Fletcher, GL
Gamperl, AK
Gamperl, AK
Parrish, CC
Pepin, P
Rivkin, RB
Schneider, DC
Thompson, RJ
28,900
39,000
61,750
46,200
190,000
60,000
41,890
30,946
36,000
15,750
49,875
37,500
23,000
3/4
2/4
E
6/6
MFA 3/3
2/4
1/4
E
1/5
4/4
4/4
1/5
1/4

Physics and Physical Oceanography
Afanassiev, ID
Clouter, MJ
Curnoe, SH
De Bruyn, JR
De Young, BS
Gien, TT
Lagowski, JB
Lewis, JKC
Morrow, MR
Quirion, G
Rich, NH
Reddy, SP
Whitehead, JP
Whitmore, MD
Zedel, LJ
20,000
36,750
25,661
44,100
37,025
22,500
28,350
12,000
36,750
22,100
10,500
12,000
25,000
32,000
20,280
3/4
4/5
UFA 2/3
4/6
4/5
3/4
4/4
1/2
4/5
3/4
4/4
1/2
1/4
1/4
2/4

Psychology
Adams, RJ and Courage, ML
Harley, CAW
Martin, GM
Montevecchi, WA
Lett-Revusky, BT and Grant, V
Peterson, CL
Skinner, DM
Storey, AE
35,000
53,000
26,000
42,000
21,000
40,000
24,150
28,000

1/5
2/5
1/5
1/4
2/5
1/5
4/4
3/5

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Brodbeck, DR
Forbes, DW
12,000
8,000
3/4
2/4

E=Equipment
MFA=Major Facilities Access Grant
UFA=University Faculty Award Research Grant