Kinesiology and Health Studies researchers awarded grants

Posted: June 25, 2012 6:30 a.m.

The Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, where Professors Shanthi Johnson, David Malloy and Patrick Neary work.
The Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, where Professors Shanthi Johnson, David Malloy and Patrick Neary work. Photo: U of R Photography Department

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies is proud to announce the Tri-Council granting success of three of its faculty members. The faculty was awarded grants from each of the tri-council granting bodies; NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR.

"The Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies is very proud of the success of these three researchers," said Craig Chamberlin, Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies. "The ability of our Faculty to obtain funding across all three Tri-Councils is not only reflective of the strong interdisciplinary nature of kinesiology, but our commitment to support an active and productive program of research for the three recipients and all of our outstanding researchers."

  • Professor Patrick Neary obtained a Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for $114,000 over two years. His research project is entitled "Biological Sensor Technology for Safety and Security".
  • Professor Shanthi Johnson received a Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for $341,260 over three years - $273,008 being provided by CIHR and $68,252 from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. The grant will be used for Johnson's research project - "Improving Functional Capacity and Reducing Falls among Frail Older Adults: Delivery of Exercise Intervention Through Home Care Network".
  • Professor David Malloy has received a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Imagining Canada's Future for $40,000. He is leading a prairie-based consortium, made up of eleven universities that will explore the role that social sciences and humanities can play in addressing issues facing Canada over the next 30 years. Dr. Christian Riegel, Director of the Humanities Research Institute, is a co-investigator on this grant.