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Faculty of Community Services

External grant recipients

Faculty members at Ryerson’s Faculty of Community Services lead innovative research projects in their search for lasting solutions to social issues.

Browse the external competitive research grants awarded to our faculty in 2015.

Many researchers collaborate with co-investigators from within and outside Ryerson; however, only principal and co-investigators are listed.

Child and Youth Care (2015)

External grant recipient: Tara Collins 

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Sonja Grover, Lakehead University
  • Monica Ruiz-Casares, McGill University
  • E. Kay M. Tisdall, University of Edinburgh

Project: Facilitating Child Participation in International Child Protection

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Connection Grant

Funding amount: $24,949

 


 

External grant recipient: Judy Finlay  

Project: Community Wellness Index for Neskantaga

Funded by: Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Funding amount: $114,565

 


 

External grant recipient: Judy Finlay

Project: Cross-over Youth: Care to Custody

Funded by: Department of Justice ($1,214,190), Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services ($149,538)

Funding amount: $1,363,728

 


 

External grant recipient: Kiaras Gharabaghi  

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Stefan Koengeter, Universitat Trier
  • Doug Magnuson, University of Victoria
  • Wolfgang Schrooer, University of Hildesheim
  • Maren Zeller, Universitat Trier

Project: Learning as Intervention: A New Approach to Residential Care for Children and Youth

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Development Grant

Funding amount: $189,908

 


 

External grant recipient: Jennifer Martin  

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Grant Charles, University of British Columbia
  • Ethel Quayle, University of Edinburgh
  • Andrea Slane, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Project: Child Sexual Abuse Images Online: Identifying and Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Multilevel Barriers to Cross-sectoral Responses

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Development Grant

Funding amount: $142,707

Early Childhood Studies (2015)

External grant recipient: Sejal Patel   

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Patricia O'Campo, University of Toronto
  • Janette Pelletier, University of Toronto)

Project: Reducing Inequities in Children's Educational Success and Well-being: The Role of the Built Environment

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Connection Grant

Funding amount: $24,997

 


 

External grant recipient: Kathryn Underwood

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Kathleen Brophy, University of Guelph
  • Elaine Frankel, Ryerson University
  • Martha Friendly, Childcare Resource and Research Unit
  • Arlene Hache, Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group
  • Magdalena Janus, McMaster University
  • Donna Lero, University of Guelph

Project: Inclusive Early Childhood Service System Project

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Development Grant

Funding amount: $199,855

Midwifery (2015)

External grant recipient: Vicki Van Wagner  

Project: Remote Midwifery: Perinatal Outcomes and Policy Implications

Funded by: J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Funding amount: $8,000

Nursing (2015)

External grant recipient: Heather Beanlands  

Project: Developing Capacity for Patient-centered Care in Nursing Students: Implementing and Evaluating an Evidence-based Intervention to Decrease Stress and Support Emotional Well-being

Funded by: National League for Nursing

Funding amount: $17,968 USD

 


 

External grant recipient: Elizabeth McCay

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Annette Bailey, Ryerson University
  • Henry Parada, Ryerson University

Project: Poverty Reduction Strategies for Urban Youth in Canada

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Connection Grant

Funding amount: $24,432

 


 

External grant recipient: Donald Rose

Co-Principal Investigator:

  • Claire Mallette, York University

Project: Exploring the Concept of Caring in Nursing Curricula in Ontario: A Provincial Nursing Education Initiative.

Funded by: Associated Medical Services Inc.

Funding amount: $100,000

 


 

External grant recipient: Janice Waddell

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Pamela Robinson, Ryerson University
  • Samantha Wehbi, Ryerson University

Project: Bridging the Theory/Practice Divide: Experiential Learning for a Critical, People-Centred Economy

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Funding amount: $18,012

Nutrition (2015)

External grant recipient: Nick Bellissimo  

Project: Role of White Potatoes on Subjective Appetite, Food Intake, Glycemic Response, Mood, and Memory Performance in Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

Funded by: Alliance for Potato Research and Education: Research Grant

Funding amount: $118,151 USD

 


 

External grant recipient: Enza Gucciardi

Project: Screening of Food Insecurity in the Diabetes Population by Diabetes Educators

Funded by: Ryerson University Health Research Fund

Funding amount: $7,000

 


 

External grant recipient: Cecilia Rocha

Project: Scaling Up Small-scale Food Processing: A strategy to Promote Food Security among Women Subsistence Farmers in Rural Vietnam

Funded by: International Development Research Centre: Canadian International Food Security Research Fund

Funding amount: $420,920

 


 

External grant recipient: Fiona Yeudall

Project: Food Fit Evaluation

Funded by: Community Food Centres Canada

Funding amount: $3,725

Occupational and Public Health (2015)

External grant recipient: Mohammad Abdoli-Eramaki  

Project: Design and Biomechanical Evaluation of an Ergonomic Chamber Lid Remover for Hydro Workers

Funded by: Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc. ($25,000) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. ($5,010)

Funding amount: $25,010

 


 

Sub-grant Principal Investigator: Chun-Yip Hon

Original grant Principal Investigator: Linn Holness, University of Toronto

Project: Identification of Risk Factors Which Can Cause Occupational Hand Dermatitis Within the Food Manufacturing Sector in Ontario

Funded by: Ontario Ministry of Labour

Funding amount: $10,000

 


 

Sub-grant Principal Investigator: Chun-Yip Hon

Original grant Principal Investigator: Linn Holness, University of Toronto

Project: An Exploratory Study of Noise in Food Manufacturing Facilities to Prevent Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Funded by: Ontario Ministry of Labour

Funding amount: $25,000

Social Work (2015)

External grant recipient: Akua Benjamin  

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jennifer Clarke, Ryerson University
  • Wesley Crichlow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Lynn Lavallee, Ryerson University
  • Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto

Project: Anti-Black Racism: Criminalization, Community and Resistance

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Connection Grant

Funding amount: $25,000

 


 

External grant recipient: Dawn Onishenko

Project: The Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in State Care: A Retrospective Exploration of Former Child Welfare and/or Youth Justice Service Users

Funded by: Ryerson University: Internal SIG

Funding amount: $7,000

 


 

External grant recipient: Henry Parada

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Hazel Jasmin Bolanos Vasquez,  Universidad Luterana Salvadorena

  • Mirna Carranza, McMaster University

  • Wesley Crichlow University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  • Barbara Fallon, University of Toronto

  • Usha George, Ryerson University

  • Sara Guilamo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra

  • Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar, Ryerson University

  • Carl James, York University

  • Priya Kissoon, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

  • Luis Lobato, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua

  • Joanna Rummens, The Hospital for Sick Children

  • Joseph Springer, Ryerson University

  • Godfrey St Bernard, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

  • Martha Lorena Suazo Matute, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras

  • Kate Tilleczek, University of Prince Edward Island

  • Belia Villeda, University of San Carlos de Guatemala

  • Christine Wekerle, McMaster University

Project: Rights for Children and Youth Partnership: Strengthening Collaboration in the Americas

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Grant

Funding amount: $2,499,989

 


 

External grant recipient: Susan Preston

Project name: Pilot Study Exploring Social Work in Remote Northern Canada

Funded by: Ryerson University: Internal SIG

Funding amount: $7,000

 


 

External grant recipient: Susan Preston

Project: Understanding Social Work Practice in Northern Canada

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Insight Development Grant

Funding amount: $74,958

Urban and Regional Planning (2015)

External grant recipient: Shelagh McCartney  

Project: Maamawi-abiit-bawajigaywin: Visioning Our Future Dwelling Together

Funded by: Ryerson University: Internal SIG

Funding amount: $7,000

 


 

External grant recipient: Raktim Mitra  

Project: An Exploration of Cycling Patterns and Potential in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Funded by: Metrolinx

Funding amount: $49,984