Connaught Fund 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 2:47pm
Carla DeMarco
Sixteen U of T Mississauga faculty members have been awarded Connaught New Researcher awards, which will help establish strong research programs in the early stages of their appointment.

The Connaught awards given to assistant professors who are within the first five years of their academic appointment at U of T will support a number of projects on topics at UTM ranging from sustainable cities, to late-Georgian era literature, to disability discrimination in Canada.

The following are the recipients for 2015 from U of T Mississauga:

  • Teresa Bejan, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Mere Civility: Tolerating Disagr eement in Early Modern England and America”
  • Sara Hughes, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “The Politics of Sustainable Cities: Case Studies of Institutional Change”
  • Sonia Kang, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace”
  • Igor Lehnherr, Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Using Emerging Techniques to Investigate Climate Change Impacts on Mercury Cycling and Sources in the Canadian Arctic”
  • Peter  Loewen, Department of Political Science,University of Toronto, Mississauga, “The Local Parliament: Voter Preferences, Local Campaigns, and the Parliamentary Representation of Voters”
  • Shivaji Mukherjee, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “State Motivations, Counterinsurgency and Civil War Duration: Explaining sub-national variation in anti-Maoist counterinsurgency in India”
  • Matthew James Osborne, Department of Management    University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Designing Alerts to Help Consumers Avoid Overdrafts”
  • David Pettinicchio, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Pilot Project for a Résumé-Based Audit Study of Disability Employment Discrimination in Canada”
  • Trevor  Porter, Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “The Last 18 Million Years of Climate Change in Continental Yukon and Alaska Reconstructed from Water Isotope Proxies ”
  • John Ratcliffe, Department of Biology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Echoes and Light: Audiovisual Integration and Sensory Dominance in Bats”
  • Terry Robinson, Department of English & Drama    University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Impassioned Bodies: Acting and Physical Expression in Late Georgian-Era Literature and Culture”
  • Michel Serafinelli, Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Mobility of Inventors and Innovation in Matched Patent-employer-employee Data”
  • Eduardo Augusto Souza Rodrigues, Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “The Dynamics of Commodity Prices, Deforestation and Carbon Emissions in the Amazon”
  • Dushyantkumar Vyas, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “What Were They Thinking? An Examination of the Role of Financial Analysts Before and During the Recent Financial Crisis”
  • Aida Sijamic Wahid, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga, “Professionalization of the Board of Directors and its Impact on Governance ”
  • Iva Zovkic, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga,  “H2A.Z Function in Memory and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

This year the fund awarded a total of over $960,00 to 68 researchers across the university. See the full list and article