Selected Research Grants


2010  Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Meetings, Planning & Dissemination Grant: Knowledge Translation Supplement. Principal Applicant. $33, 917. “Knowledge translation for risk communication & uncertainty.” Nominated Principal Applicant: Dr. Cindy Jardine, School of Public Health, University of Alberta; Co-Principal Applicant: Dr. S. Michelle Driedger, University of Manitoba.
2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant. Co-investigator. $164, 022. “Just what do they do? Studying the usage of online text analysis tools.” Principal Investigator: Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, Humanities Computing, University of Alberta.
2010 Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Operating Grant: Health Systems Research on H1N1. $99,989. Principal Applicant. “H1N1 knowledge translation for pregnant women & seniors.” Nominated Principal Applicant: Dr. Cindy Jardine, School of Public Health, University of Alberta; Co-Principal Applicant: Dr. Tania Bubela, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.
2009 – 2012 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), University of Alberta. $100,000. Principal applicant. “Making the transition from high school to university: Assessing students’ information literacy experiences.” Co-applicants: Dr. Heidi Julien, School of Library and Information Studies, Kathleen De Long, University of Alberta Libraries, Anne Carr-Wiggin, University of Alberta Libraries, and Susan Barker, Secondary Education.
2009 –
2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Aid to Scholarly Journals Program. $89,800. Associate Editor. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Cynthia G. Jardine, Rural Economy, University of Alberta.
2007 – 2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant. $169,626. Principal investigator. “Participatory design for a visually-based drug information interface: Web usability in the context of consumers’ health information behaviours.” Co-investigator: Dr. Stan Ruecker, Humanities Computing, University of Alberta.
2008 – 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Strategic Initiative/RFA Synthesis Grant: Knowledge Translation. $100,000. Co-principal investigator. “Systematic review of the literature on environmental health risk communication.” Co-principal investigators: Drs. Cynthia G. Jardine, Rural Economy, University of Alberta, and Michelle Driedger, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.
   
2005 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Image, Text, Sound and Technology – Summer Institute, Workshop and Conference Grants. $37,887. Collaborator. “Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis (CaSTA) 2005: Digital text technologies – tools, methods, solutions.” Principal Investigator: Terry Butler, Arts Resource Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta.
2003-2007 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant. $90,681. Principal investigator. “The university as information space: Exploring undergraduates’ information behaviours.”
2003-2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) Program. $1 million. Collaborator. “Otipimsuak – the free people: Métis land and society in Northwest Saskatchewan.” Principal Investigator: Dr. Frank Tough, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta. Co-collaborator: Dr. Hope A. Olson (School of Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).
1999-2000  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Doctoral Fellowship. $16,000. Dissertation entitled “The social construction of the ‘mature student’ identity: Effects and implications for academic information behaviours”.