RSAF Results

Please find below the U of T Mississauga research projects that have been funded through the Office of the Vice Principal, Research, Research and Scholarly Activity Fund's past competitions.

January 2018
December 2016
January 2016
February 2015
October 2014
February 2014

 

January 2018 (November 2017 Competition)

Name Department Project
Esteban J. Parra Anthropology Healthy Land, Healthy People: An Ecosystem Approach to
First Nation Health Using Metagenomics
David Samson Anthropology
 

What is human sleep? A Global, Comparative Investigation of
Sleep in Traditional Societies

Ingo Ensminger Biology Sequencing and Characterization of a Novel 16-kD Dehydrin
Protein to Understand Its Role in low Temperature Acclimation
and the Development of Cold Hardiness in Plants
Ho Sung Rhee Biology Roles of the BAF Chromatin Remodelling Complex in
Maintenance of Motor Neuron Identity
Voula Kanelis CPS Designing Drugs to Treat ATP-Sensitive Potassium (KATP) Channel Mutations That Cause Cardiac Disease
Marc Laflamme CPS Investigating the Evolution of Complex Reef Ecosystems
from Labrador, Canada
Lindsay Schoenbohm CPS Are Remnants of the Tibetan Plateau Preserved in the Southern Himalayan Thrust Belt?
Sebastian Dyrda Economics Taxes, Regulations of Businesses and Evolution of
Income Inequality in the US
Liza Blake English & Drama Choose Your Own Poems and Fancies
Alexandra Gillespie English & Drama Global Networks for Premodern Writing Technologies
Terry Robinson English & Drama A History of Nobody: Being and Non-Being in Literature and
Art from the Early Modern Era to the Present
Matthew Adams Geography Air Pollution in Full Day Kindergarten Outdoor Play Areas
Yuhong He Geography Developing a Precision Farming Monitoring System with Multi-Source Remote Sensing and Mobile Apps
Nicole Charles Historical Studies Suspicion: Vaccines, Biotechnologies and the Affective
Politics of Protection in Barbados
Vincent Kuuire Geography Understanding the Occurrence of Infectious Diseases and Noncommunicable
Diseases in Rapidly Evolving Urban Environments
Kathi Wilson Geography An Exploratory Study of the Health Impacts of Changing
Settlement Patterns of Immigrants in Peel Region, ON
Sara Hughes Political Science Accumulating Injustice: Tracing the multiple causes of the Flint
Water Crisis
Shivaji Mukherjee Political Science Why are the Longest Insurgencies Low Violence? State
Motivations and Counter Insurgency Variation
Doug VanderLaan Psychology Cultural Influences on How Children Think About Cross-Gender Behaviour: A Preliminary Investigation in Thailand
Sida Liu Sociology Ecologies of Globalization: China’s Shadow on the Legal
Professions in Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

December 2016 (November 2016 Competition) 

Name Department Project
Tracy Rogers Anthropology

Skeletal Age at Death Estimation

Andrea 

Muehlebach

Anthropology

Water, Politics, and the Democratic Imagination in Europe

Adriano Senatore

Biology

Systems Level Analysis of Ligand-GPCR Signaling in the Simple Animal Trichoplax adhaerens

Michael A. Phillips

Biology

New Plant Essential Oil Genes and Their Use in Food Safety

Sasa Stefanovic

Biology

Hybridization and Polyploidy in Cuscuta (Dodders, Convolvulaceae)

Peter Kotanen

Biology

The Impact of an Invasive Plant on Soil Microbiome Composition

Kent Moore

CPS

Atmospheric Forcing of Ocean Convection

Joshua Milstein

CPS

The Microbial Gene Swap: Studying Gene Transfer to Gain Insight into the Initiation and Spread of Infection

Ulrich Fekl

CPS

Molecular Rotors for Device Applications

Ronald Wolthoff

Economics

Information Disclosure, Statistical Discrimination and Labor Market Outcomes

Holger Schott Syme

English & Drama

Shakespeare in Berlin, 1918-2018

Carrie Fulton

Historical Studies

Underwater Survey of the Ancient Anchorage of Maroni-Tsaroukkas, Cyprus

Alessandro Delfanti

ICCIT

Worker Mobilization in the Sharing Economy

Alex Hanna

ICCIT

Automating the Generation of Protest Event Data

Victoria McArthur

ICCIT

Project PARSEC (Pedagogical Applications for the Recruitment of Scientists, Engineers, and Cosmonauts)

Erin Tolley

Political Science

The Canadian Municipal Election Study

Jennifer Stellar

Psychology

Identifying the Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Experiencing Awe

Keisuke Fukuda

Psychology

EEG-Based Memory Monitoring and Intervention for Older Adults

Erika Carlson

Psychology

Measuring Self-Knowledge

Kajri Jain

Visual Studies

Inorganic Nature and Public Space in Post-Liberalization India

 

January 2016

                 Name      

Department

Project

Teddy Erclik

Biology

Spatial and Temporal Patterning of Neural Stem Cells in the Fruit Fly Brain

Helene Wagner

Biology

Landscape Genomics of Onset of Flowering in a Spring Wildflower

Marc Laflamme

Chemical & Physical Sciences

The Dawn of Animal Life from Central Iran

Sebastian Dyrda

Economics

Household Formation and Labour Market Outcomes: Europe vs. USA

Michel Serafinelli

Economics

Mobility of Inventors and Innovation

Julie MacArthur

Historical Studies

Mapping Decolonization: Sovereignty, Territory, and Belonging in Eastern Africa, 1950-76

J. Barton Scott

Historical Studies

Oceanic Associations: Liberalism and Hindu Reform Across the British Empire

Cosmin Munteanu

ICCIT

Increasing Older Adults' Online Safety: Understanding and Removing Barriers to Technology Adoption

Laurel Besco

Geography

Engendering the Production of Corporate Environmental Norms: Energy Efficiency Targets in Ontario

Laura Brown

Geography

Lake Ice in the Canadian High Arctic

Tenley Conway

Geography

Exploring Ecological and Socially Relevant Diversity in the Urban Forest

Doug VanderLaan

Psychology

Parent-Reported Mental Health Risk Among Gender-Nonconforming Children and Adolescents: An Examination of a Nonclinical, Community-Based Sample

Andrew Miles

Sociology

Doing Good, Feeling Good: Moral Identity, Emotion, and Psychological Well Being

Weiguo Zhang

Sociology

Migration, Aging and Well Being: Chinese Seniors in Canada

 

February 2015

Name Department Project Title
Dan Schulze Chemical & Physical Sciences Constraints on the Origin of the Colorado Plateau
Liza Blake English & Drama Arthur Golding's A Morall Fabletalke and Other Renaissance Moral Fables
Alexandra Gillespie English & Drama Collating Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Ron Buliung Geography Understanding Geographies of Childhood Dis/ability
Tim Duval Geography Land-use Effects on River Water Quality During Storms
Trevor Porter Geography The Last 18 Million Years of Climate Change in Continental Yukon and Alaska Reconstructed from Water Isotope Proxies
Nicole Cohen ICCIT Journalistic Labour in the Digital Newsroom
Mihaela Pirvulescu Language Studies Trilingual Language Development and Maintenance in the French-immersion System
Sara Hughes Political Science The Politics of Sustainable Cities: Case Studies of Institutional Change
Emily Impett Psychology

Not in the Mood? Development and Validation of the Sexual-Rejection Scale

Loren Martin Psychology The Role of Social Stress on the Initiation of Chronic Pain
Hae Yeon Choo Sociology Speculative Home-Making: Women's Labour, Class Mobility, and Real-Estate Investment in South Korea
Brian Price Visual Studies The Elusive Image

 

October 2014

Name

Department

Project Title

Esteban Parra

Anthropology

Healthy Land, Healthy People: An Ecosystem Approach to First Nation Health Using Metagenomics

David Smith

Anthropology

The Social History of Precontact Huron-Wendat Communities in South-Central Ontario

Ingo Ensminger

Biology

Screening Tools for Assessing Adaptation of Conifers to Future Climate

Shannon McCauley

Biology

Food Web Assembly in Experimental Ponds

Steven Short

Biology

Genomic and Metagenomic Analysis of Freshwater Viruses

Ulrich Fekl

Chemical & Physical Sciences

Forming Carbon-Carbon Bonds through Palladium (IV) Intermediates

Jochen Halfar

Chemical & Physical Sciences

Calibrating Artic Coralline Algae to Sea Ice Cover

Jumi Shin

Chemical & Physical Sciences

Yeast as a Model System to Understand the Effects of Nanoparticles in the Environment

Igor Lehnherr

Geography

Climate Change Impacts on Methylmercury Production in Arctic Ecosystems

Nicola Lacetera

Management

Do Beliefs About Repugnant Transactions Respond to Empirical Evidence? An Experimental Analysis

Andrea Olive

Political Science

Landowner Attitudes Toward Species at Risk in Ontario

Judith Andersen

Psychology

Understanding the Psychological and Biological Impact of Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction Among Police Officers

Erika Carlson

Psychology

Self-knowledge or Self-deception: Is Knowing How Others Perceive us Adaptive?

Norman Farb

Psychology

The Body’s Role in Training Healthy Emotions

Tina Malti

Psychology

Effects of Social Exclusion on Children’s Developmental and Behavioural Adaptation

Iva Zovkic

Psychology

Memory Enhancing Effects of H2A.Z: Therapeutic Implications for Age-related

 

February 2014

Name Department Project Title
Francis Cody Anthropology Mediating the People: Newspapers and Mass Politics in South India
Gary Crawford Anthropology Understanding Agricultural Origins in the Lower Yangzi Valley
Jeannine DeLombard English & Drama Homes Protected by Law: Race & Real Estate in 19th-Century American Literature
Patrick Gunning Chemical & Physical Sciences Pioneering Inhibition of UBA5 Enzymes for Use in Cancer Combination Therapy
Yuhong He Geography Mapping Trees Infested by Emerald Ash Borer Using High Spatial Resolution Remote
Sensing Data
Marc Johnson Biology Feedbacks Between Plants and their Soil Microbiome: An Experimental Next-Generation
Sequencing Approach
Angela Lange Biology Ureases and Derived Peptides: Understanding the Neurotoxic Mechanism of Action in
Insects
Joshua Milstein Chemical & Physical Sciences Super-Resolution Imaging of Transcription Factories within Embryonic Stem Cells
Andrea Muehlebach Anthropology Water, Politics, and the Democratic Imagination in Europe