Thompson Rivers University

Eighteen projects awarded research funding

April 2, 2020

Congratulations to the 18 researchers who received 2020 Internal Research Fund awards. The fund provides a maximum of $100,000 annually to support research. The grant program is designed to assist faculty to become more competitive for external funding and to scaffold faculty development, especially in terms of tenure and promotion. Those awarded are:

Faculty of Science
  • Dipesh Prema, New Imito-Phosphine complexes for N-H oxidative addition
  • Hashim Mohamed, Attitude and pose filters with fast convergence properties using artificial intelligence
  • Xiaoping Shi, Collaborative search algorithm for solving global optimization problems
  • Matt Reudink, Tracking mountain bluebirds throughout migration using light-level geolocators
  • Omer Waqar, Design physical layer security techniques for safeguarding the wireless powered communication networks
  • Jabed Tomal, Ensemble of models for big data with applications to genetics
  • Kingsley Donkor, Adsorptive removal of bisphenols from environmental aqueous solutions by fly ash
  • Naowarat Cheeptham, Bat wing explants: Culture dependent approach
  • Mohamed Tawhid, Chaotic multi-objectives multi-verse optimization algorithm for multi-objective optimization problems
  • Muhammad Hanif, Sustainability in IoT: Reducing power consumption
School of Nursing
  • Melba D’Souza, A systematic review on breast cancer survivorship and support for immigrant women with breast cancer
Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Manu Sharma, An exploration of two exemplary secondary schools committed to social justice in Kamloops Thompson School District (No. 73)
  • Bala Nikku, How evacuation choices during wildfire disasters are shaping community futures and disaster resilience in Western Canada? The power and possibility of wildfire evacuation stories
  • Wendy Hulko, Aging, culture, dementia, complexity: Developing an education program for health care professionals
Faculty of Arts
  • George Johnson, Ruptured Lives: Canadians remember childhood during World War II
  • Rebecca Fredrickson, Knowledge production in Secwepemcúl’ecw: Recrafting introductory composition courses through storywork (TRU Williams Lake Campus)
  • Claudia Gonzalez, The effect of anxiety on cognitive function : Does cognitive decline lead to anxiety in older adults?
Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
  • Kellee Caton, Too late tourism

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