Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

2014 Research Grants Competition - Results by Institution

British Columbia
Applicant Name Program Title EG Term Awarded Amount
Abugharbieh, Rafeef
Department
Applied Science, Faculty of
RGPIN Integrative Computational Models for Multi-Modal Analysis of Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Data 1510 5 $50,000.00
Adams, Keith
Department
Botany
RGPIN Alternative Splicing and Long Non-coding RNAs in Polyploids 1502 5 $66,000.00
Allan, Douglas
Department
Cellular and Physiological Sciences
RGPIN Female-biased sexual dimorphism of neurons in Drosophila 1501 5 $61,000.00
Auld, Vanessa
Department
Zoology
RGPIN Genetic dissection of peripheral glia and glial sheath development 1501 5 $45,000.00
Bakkeren, Guus
Department
Botany
RGPIN Dissecting the journey and functions of barley smut fungus Ustilago hordei avirulence effector UhAvr1 1501 1 $33,000.00
Balmforth, Neil
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Mathematical modelling of fluid flow 1512 5 $38,000.00
Beristain, Alexander
Department
Obstetrics and Gynecology
RGPIN Examining the importance of ADAM metalloproteinases in trophoblast biology 1501 5 $35,000.00
Bérubé, Pierre R
Department
Civil Engineering
EQPEQ Organic Carbon Characterization System 1509 1 $61,408.00
Beschastnikh, Ivan
Department
Computer Science
RGPIN Model inference and testing of distributed systems 1507 5 $22,000.00
Beznosov, Konstantin
Department
Applied Science, Faculty of
RGPIN Security & Privacy Support for Teenagers in Online Social Media 1507 5 $31,000.00
Binsted, Gordon
Department
Okanagan - Health and Social Development, Faculty of
RGPIN (un)Conscious use of Sensation For Action 1502 5 $29,000.00
Birol, Inanc
Department
Medical Genetics
RGPIN Read-to-contig alignments for de novo genome assembly and annotation 1501 5 $35,300.00
Boyd, Lara LA
Department
Medicine, Faculty of
EQPEQ End-point robot for the discovery of the neural correlates of memory consolidation in the human brain 1502 1 $150,000.00
Cautis, Sabin
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Representation theoretic methods in geometry and topology 1508 5 $27,000.00
Chan, Kai
Department
Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for
RGPIN Accounting for Complexity and Adaptivity in Ecology and Its Applications 1503 1 $22,000.00
Chang, Thomas
Department
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of
RGPIN Functional Analysis of Nuclear Receptors 1502 5 $29,000.00
Chen, David
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Chemical separation techniques and their wide-ranging applications 1504 1 $34,000.00
Chen, jiahua
Department
Statistics
RGPIN Statistical methods for finite mixture, hidden Markov and density ratio models. 1508 5 $38,000.00
Chiao, Mu
Department
Mechanical Engineering
RGPIN Anti-biofouling mechanisms and devices for health applications 1512 1 $26,000.00
Chou, Keng Chang
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Nonlinear optical spectroscopy for studying surface chemistry at complex interfaces and super-resolution optical microscopy 1504 5 $43,000.00
Christensen, Villy
Department
Fisheries Centre
RGPIN Modeling Life in the Future Ocean 1503 5 $27,000.00
Chua, Romeo
Department
Kinesiology, School of
RGPIN Sensory and perceptual contributions to the preparation and execution of goal-directed action 1502 5 $29,000.00
Church, Michael
Department
Geography
RGPIN Studies of fluvial sediment transport, sedimentation and river morphology 1506 5 $35,000.00
Cronk, Quentin
Department
Botany
RGPIN Genomics and biology of sex determination in poplars, willows and relatives (Salicaceae) 1502 5 $39,000.00
Crowe, Sean
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
RGPIN Linking microbiology to past, present, and future geochemical cycles (LINK) 1506 5 $28,000.00
Dake, Gregory
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Methods for and Synthesis of Natural Product Hybrids for Medicinal Chemistry Applications 1504 5 $34,000.00
Damascelli, Andrea A
Department
Physics and Astronomy
EQPEQ Femtosecond snapshots of quantum materials by time-resolved ARPES 1505 1 $125,634.00
Daniels, Lori
Department
Forest and Conservation Sciences
RGPIN Have Altered Fire Regimes Reduced Forest Resilience to Climate Change? 1503 5 $34,000.00
Devlin, Angela
Department
Pediatrics/Endocrinology
RGPGP Biological Effects of Folate/Cobalamin Imbalance in Mammals 1502 5 $29,000.00
Eberhardt, Erik
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences
RGPIN Influence of natural fractures and stress path on brittle fracture propagation and hydraulic fracturing for improved rock mass preconditioning and enhanced permeability 1509 5 $26,000.00
Elfring, Gwynn
Department
Mechanical Engineering
RGPIN Microscale propulsion and pumping in complex fluids 1512 5 $25,000.00
Fannin, Robin
Department
Civil Engineering
RGPIN The hydro-mechanical stability of soil 1509 5 $21,000.00
Fels, Sidney
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN 3D Articulatory Speech Synthesis using Biomechanical Models of the Oral, Pharyngeal and Laryngeal Complex 1507 1 $25,000.00
Feng, James
Department
Chemical and Biological Engineering
RGPIN Multiscale modeling of epithelial tissue dynamics and engineering 1511 5 $35,000.00
Foster, Glen
Department
Okanagan - Health and Social Development, Faculty of
RGPIN Intermittent Hypoxia and Cardiopulmonary Adaptation 1502 5 $30,000.00
Frankel, Adam
Department
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of
RGPIN Dynamics of Arginine Methylation in Cellular Processes 1501 1 $33,000.00
Franks, Ian
Department
Human Kinetics, School of
RGPIN Preparation and Control of Movement 1502 5 $33,000.00
Fryzuk, Michael
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Organometallic Approaches to Nitrogen Fixation 1504 5 $100,000.00
Gadala, Mohamed
Department
Mechanical Engineering
RGPIN Developing innovative numerical/experimental schemes for monitoring and optimization of mechanical systems 1512 1 $26,000.00
Gao, Yong
Department
Okanagan - Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences
RGPIN Computational Problems in Artificial Intelligence and Network Science: Probabilistic Analyses, Graph-Theoretic Characterizations, and Algorithmic Solutions 1507 5 $31,000.00
Gates, Derek DP
Department
Chemistry
EQPEQ Upgrade to UBC-Chemistry Departmental NMR Facility 1504 1 $150,000.00
Gergel, Sarah
Department
Forestry, Faculty of
RGPIN Long-term Mapping of Ecosystem Services at the Aquatic-Terrestrial Interface 1503 5 $22,000.00
Gick, Bryan
Department
Linguistics
RGPIN Biomechanics of Speech Motor Modules 1502 1 $25,000.00
Graf, Peter
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Prospective memory across the adult lifespan 1502 5 $29,000.00
Grayston, Susan
Department
Forest Sciences
RGPIN Specificity of plant-microbe interactions in forest soils 1503 5 $27,000.00
Greenstreet, Mark
Department
Computer Science
RGPIN Integrating Numerical Methods into Formal Verification 1507 5 $31,000.00
Groat, Lee
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences
RGPIN The geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of gem and strategic element occurrences and the crystal chemistry of borosilicate minerals 1506 1 $29,000.00
Halpern, Mark
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Measurement of the large scale structure of the Universe 1505 5 $44,000.00
Handy, Todd
Department
Psychology
RGPIN The Cognitive Neuroscience of Selective Attention in Dynamic Behavioral and Psychological Contexts 1502 5 $33,000.00
Haukaas, Terje
Department
Civil Engineering
RGPIN Probabilistic Models for Performance-based Engineering, Applied to Tall Wood Buildings 1509 5 $21,000.00
Henry, Gregory
Department
Geography
RGPIN Species and ecosystem constraints on greening High Arctic tundra in a changing climate 1503 5 $45,000.00
Hickson, Paul
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Adaptive Optics for Large Telescopes 1505 5 $27,000.00
Hodgson, Antony
Department
Mechanical Engineering
RGPIN Advanced Tools for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 1512 5 $26,000.00
Hoorfar, Mina M
Department
Okanagan - Engineering, School of
EQPEQ Cost effective conformal coating machine for micro/nanofabrication processes 1512 1 $46,545.00
Ivanov, Andre
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Monitoring and Managing Transistor Aging in Nanoscale Circuits and Systems 1510 5 $24,000.00
Jaeger, Nicolas
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Silicon Nanophotonic Devices 1510 5 $35,000.00
Jatskevich, Juri
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Modelling and analysis of power and energy conversion systems 1510 5 $35,000.00
Johnson, Mark
Department
Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for
RGPIN Ecohydrological Controls on Carbon Drainage Fluxes in Natural and Human-Impacted Watersheds 1506 5 $35,000.00
Jones, David
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPPJ Ultracold Neutrons at TRIUMF: Bridging Grant Application for New Members 19 2 $30,000.00
Jones, David
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Looking inside matter and antimatter with ultra-violet and extreme ultra-violet lasers 1505 5 $41,000.00
Kasahara, Hiroyuki
Department
Economics
RGPIN Likelihood-based tests for the Number of Components in Finite Mixture Models 1508 5 $10,000.00
Keeling, Patrick
Department
Botany
RGPIN Symbiosis and microbial genomics 1501 5 $71,000.00
Kehl, Steven
Department
Cellular and Physiological Sciences
RGPIN Inactivation mechanisms in voltage-gated ion channels 1501 5 $33,000.00
Kiefl, Robert
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Novel Properties of Electrons Near Intefaces Studied with muSR and beta-NMR 1505 5 $41,000.00
Kim, Keekyoung
Department
Okanagan - Engineering, School of
RGPIN Microengineered Platforms for High-throughput Characterization of Cellular Microenvironments 1511 5 $23,000.00
Kim, Young-Heon
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Analysis of Matching Mass Distributions 1508 5 $22,000.00
Klegeris, Andis
Department
Okanagan - Biology
RGPIN Do extracellularly released mitochondrial transcription factor A and cytochrome C function as intercellular signaling molecules of the brain? 1502 1 $25,000.00
Kopylova, Maya
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences
RGPIN MANTLE MATERIALS AND CONSTRAINTS ON THE DEEP ANCIENT CARBON CYCLE 1506 5 $50,000.00
Kozlowski, Piotr
Department
Radiology
RGPIN Characterizing biophysical properties of the Central Nervous System tissue with quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1505 5 $34,000.00
Krebs, Charles
Department
Zoology
RGPIN Community and Ecosystem Dynamics of the Yukon Boreal Forest 1503 5 $34,000.00
Krems, Roman
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Quantum dynamics of two-body, few-body and many-body molecular systems at low temperatures 1504 5 $68,000.00
Kurata, Harley
Department
Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
RGPIN Tuning ion channel:drug interactions with unnatural amino acid mutagenesis 1501 5 $35,780.00
Lakshmanan, Laks
Department
Computer Science
RGPIN Next Generation Applications of Social Systems 1507 5 $62,000.00
Lampe, Lutz
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN New Paradigms for Power Line Communications for and through the Grid 1510 5 $40,000.00
Leander, Brian
Department
Botany
RGPIN Unity and Diversity of Ultrastructural Systems in Single Celled Eukaryotes 1501 5 $61,000.00
Leung, Victor
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Smart Infrastructures for Radio Access as a Service (SIRAS) - Software-defined Wireless Access Networks for Future Generations 1510 5 $81,000.00
Li, Hongbin H
Department
Chemistry
EQPEQ A PHOTO RHEOMETER FOR BIOMATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION 1504 1 $95,668.00
Li, Xin
Department
Michael Smith Laboratories
RGPIN Using an Autoimmune Model to Dissect Plant Immunity 1502 5 $57,000.00
Lu, Xiaonan
Department
Land and Food Systems, Faculty of
RGPIN Characterization and intervention strategies of Campylobacter jejuni biofilm in a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip system 1502 5 $29,000.00
MacFarlane, William
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Development and Application of Depth-Resolved beta-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to electronic, ionic and molecular phenomena in the Solid State 1504 5 $34,000.00
Madison, Kirk
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Quantum materials and quantum sensors with atomic and molecular gases 1505 5 $41,000.00
Magyar, Akos
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Problems on the interface of analysis, number theory and additive combinatorics 1508 5 $22,000.00
Markley, Loic
Department
Okanagan - Engineering, School of
RGPIN Wave manipulation using metamaterials for imaging, power concentration, and telecommunications 1510 5 $22,000.00
Martinez, Mark
Department
Chemical and Biological Engineering
RGPIN Transition and Turbulent Drag Reducing Properties of Microfibrillated Cellulose and Papermaking Fibre Suspensions in Hagen Poiseuille Flow 1511 1 $25,000.00
Martone, Patrick
Department
Botany
RGPIN Flap, flutter, and flow: morphological adaptation of marine macroalgae under hydrodynamic stress 1502 5 $25,000.00
Martone, Patrick PTM
Department
Botany
EQPEQ Non-Contact Video Extensometer 1502 1 $24,988.00
Matthews, Philip
Department
Zoology
RGPIN From water-breathing nymphs to air-breathing adults: Insects as a model system to investigate the physiological challenges associated with the transition of life from water to land 1502 5 $38,000.00
McAllister, Murdoch
Department
Fisheries Centre
RGPIN Evaluating fisheries management options under large systematic changes in predator-prey interactions 1503 5 $27,000.00
Menard, Frederic
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN New Chemical Strategies for the Modification and Control of Endogenous Proteins in Living Cells 1504 5 $32,000.00
Michal, Carl
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Understanding structure-function-properties relationships in biological and engineered materials 1505 5 $34,000.00
Milner, Valery
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPGP Ultrafast coherent control of molecular dynamics with shaped laser pulses 1505 5 $73,800.00
Mirabbasi, Shahriar SA
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
EQPEQ Infrastructure for Assembly and Test of Microsystems for Communication, Silicon-Photonics, Biomedical, and Sensory Applications 1510 1 $150,000.00
Mohammadi, Hadi
Department
Applied Science, Faculty of
RGPIN Towards the Next Generation of Heart Valve Prostheses; the Engineering Aspects 1512 5 $23,000.00
Momose, Takamasa
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
SAPEQ Laser cooling of antihydrogen for fundamental symmetry tests with ALPHA at CERN 19 2 $52,000.00
Mui, Alice
Department
Surgery
RGPIN Regulation of microRNA maturation 1501 5 $31,800.00
Munzner, Tamara
Department
Computer Science
RGPIN Accelerating the Improvement of Visualization Design Methodology 1507 5 $46,000.00
Murphy, Michael MEP
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
EQPEQ Analysing Macromolecular Binding at Biological Surfaces by Surface Plasmon Resonance 1501 1 $150,000.00
Nagarajan, Mahesh
Department
Sauder School of Business
RGPIN Stochastic Multiproduct Capacity and Inventory Problems: Exact Algorithms and Heuristics 1509 5 $26,000.00
Naser, Gholamreza
Department
Okanagan - Engineering, School of - Okanagan - Engineering, School of
RGPIN Water Demand Forecasting for Water Distribution Systems - A Chaotic Approach 1509 5 $19,000.00
Nasiopoulos, Panos
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Immersive, Participatory Television: A New Paradigm of Social Media 1510 5 $35,000.00
Ng, Raymond
Department
Computer Science
RGPIN Managing and Modeling Time in Genomics Data 1507 5 $62,000.00
Ollivier, Rachel
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Mod p Langlands program for p-adic groups and Hecke algebras 1508 5 $14,000.00
Oser, Scott
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPPJ Canadian participation in the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment 19 3 $875,000.00
Pakhomov, Evgeny
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences
RGPIN Biological processes in the mesopelagic zone of the North Pacific: active carbon transport 1503 5 $22,000.00
Parrott, Lael
Department
Okanagan - Biology & Physical Geography
RGPIN Maintaining ecological resilience in regional landscapes: Scenario analysis tools to assist environmental conservation and planning decisions 1503 5 $34,000.00
Perkins, Edwin
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Stochastic Spatial Models 1508 5 $38,000.00
Petkau, Albert
Department
Statistics
RGPIN Statistical Modeling and Monitoring of Longitudinal Responses on Multiple Units 1508 5 $18,000.00
Phani, Srikantha
Department
Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
RGPIN Dynamic response of multi scale periodic materials and structures 1512 5 $26,000.00
Pither, Jason
Department
Okanagan - Biology
RGPIN Beta diversity patterns and their origins 1503 5 $22,000.00
Poole, Warren
Department
Materials Engineering
RGPIN Microstructure-Mechanical Property Relationships for Engineering Alloys 1511 5 $44,000.00
Rankin, Catharine H
Department
Psychology
EQPEQ Large Field of View, High Resolution Multi Worm Tracker 1502 1 $22,611.00
Rheault, Mark
Department
Okanagan - Biology
RGPIN Molecular physiology of organic cation and metals excretion in insects 1502 5 $25,000.00
Ripeanu, Matei
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Support for Massive Scale Graph Analytics 1507 5 $46,000.00
Rosado Rey, Abel
Department
Botany
RGPIN Cellular Mechanisms of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants 1502 5 $38,000.00
Russello, Michael
Department
Okanagan - Biology
RGPIN The genomic basis of adaptation to changing environments: applications to wildlife conservation 1503 5 $34,000.00
Saddler, Jack (John)
Department
Wood Science
RGPIN Biomass recalcitrance, the use of enzymes and their component-parts to better elucidate cellulose amorphogenesis and fiber structure 1511 5 $44,000.00
Schajer, Gary
Department
Mechanical Engineering
RGPIN Non-Destructive Testing of Industrial Materials Using Inverse Techniques 1512 5 $32,000.00
Scott, Douglas
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Theoretical and Observational Cosmology 1505 1 $29,000.00
Silberman, Lior
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Symmetric Spaces and Geometric Group Theory 1508 5 $22,000.00
Sinclair, Anthony
Department
Zoology
RGPIN Regulation of ecosystems and biodiversity loss 1503 5 $50,000.00
Sokhansanj, Shahab
Department
Chemical and Biological Engineering
RGPIN Exploring new ways for treating and pelletizing cellulosic biomass 1511 5 $29,000.00
Soma, Kiran
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Glucocorticoids and development of the immune system 1502 5 $33,000.00
Sowlati, Taraneh
Department
Wood Science
RGPIN Integrated and sustainable forest biomass supply chain planning 1509 5 $23,000.00
Staub-French, Sheryl
Department
Civil Engineering
RGPIN Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the Project Lifecycle 1509 5 $19,000.00
Stirling, Peter
Department
Medical Genetics - Medical Genetics
RGPIN Molecular chaperone function in the biogenesis of large protein kinases 1501 5 $38,000.00
Tesfamariam, Solomon
Department
Okanagan - Engineering, School of
RGPIN Resiliency Framework for Seismic Risk Assessment and Management of Buildings 1509 5 $21,000.00
Todd, Rebecca
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Spatial and Temporal Mechanisms of Affect-Biased Attention 1502 5 $30,000.00
Troczynski, Tom
Department
Materials Engineering
RGPIN Advanced Chemically Bonded Ceramics for Medicine and Environment 1511 5 $35,000.00
van waerbeke, ludovic
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN A unified approach to the study of dark matter and baryons in the large scale structure of the Universe 1505 5 $41,000.00
Vatsal, Vinayak
Department
Mathematics
RGPIN Theta functions, L-functions, and modular forms 1508 5 $18,000.00
Ventura, Carlos
Department
Civil Engineering
RGPIN Effects of Ground Motions on Seismic Response of Structures 1509 5 $34,000.00
Ventura, Carlos E
Department
Civil Engineering
EQPEQ Upgrading of Linear Shake Table of the University of British Columbia 1509 1 $146,319.00
Viau, Victor
Department
Cellular and Physiological Sciences
RGPIN Critical influence of neonatal testosterone on stress pathways in the adult brain. 1502 5 $33,000.00
Virji-Babul, Naznin
Department
Physical Therapy
RGPIN Perception-action coupling in infancy. 1502 5 $33,000.00
Wall, Jasper
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Extragalactic Radio Sources and Galaxy Formation 1505 5 $22,800.00
Ward, Rabab
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RGPIN Compressive Sensing Applications to Biomedical Engineering 1510 5 $50,000.00
Wasteneys, Geoffrey
Department
Botany
RGPIN The Shape of Plants: Microtubule Dynamics and Plant Adaptation 1502 5 $127,000.00
Wegener Parfrey, Laura
Department
Botany
RGPIN Elucidating patterns and processes structuring protist biodiversity across salinity gradients 1503 5 $31,000.00
Wei, Xiaohua
Department
Okanagan - Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences
RGPIN Impacts of Forest Disturbance on Hydrology in Large Watersheds 1506 1 $35,000.00
Welch, William
Department
Statistics
RGPIN Ensemble Methods for Classification/Prediction With High-Dimensional Explanatory Variables 1508 5 $18,000.00
Wilkinson, David
Department
Chemical and Biological Engineering
RGPIN Advanced Material and Design Approaches for the Catalyst Layer/ Electrode Assembly in Electrochemical Energy Applications 1511 5 $35,000.00
Wilson, David
Department
Orthopaedics
RGPIN New methods for assessing hip biomechanics. 1512 5 $38,000.00
Zamar, Ruben
Department
Statistics
RGPIN Robust Estimation and Inference 1508 5 $27,000.00
Zhang, Hao
Department
Sauder School of Business
RGPIN New Algorithms and Analyses for Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes 1509 5 $21,000.00
Zhao, Jiaying
Department
Department of Psychology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
RGPIN Attentional control driven by statistical learning 1502 5 $30,000.00
Zhitnitsky, Ariel
Department
Physics and Astronomy - Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Quarks in cosmos and heavy ion collisions 19 5 $87,000.00