Internal Grant for Research award recipients


Congratulations to the following recipients of the most recent call for applications to the RRU Internal Grants for Research fund. RRU’s Research Advisory Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants for their proposals and to wish them every success in their research endeavours. The Research Advisory Committee is pleased to support the following one-year projects, spanning a wide variety of research areas.


Project Title

Jo Axe

Support structures for vulnerable youth in hotel employment: Current practices and future potential

Geoffrey Bird

Ways we remember war

Elizabeth Childs

Developing an institutional OEP online self-assessment instrument

Audrey Dallimore

Paleoseismic history of the west coast of Vancouver Island: Technician salary support for marine sediment data processing and figure production

Runa Das

Public perceptions of low-carbon energy transitions

Catherine Etmanski

Global University Network for Innovation showcasing Engaged Leadership Project (ELP) research

Hany Fahmy

The rise of the sharing economy: Is digital technology causing a regime switch in ethical consumption?

Frederic Fovet

Exploring the potential of Universal Design for Learning with regards to Mental Health issues in Higher Education

Doug Hamilton

Systems thinking in higher education: A compendium of Canadian case studies

Elizabeth Hartney

Canadian Psychological Association Conference

Cheryl Heykoop

The PARTY Project – PAR3 for Teens and Young Adults Living with Cancer

Sean Irwin

Local food systems and short value chains as pathways to rural development: Insights from Bolivian aquaculture

Shelley Jones

Attendance and presentation at ICAES 2020 Conference in Crete (Feb 8-9, 2020)

Frances Jorgensen

Investigating the influence of individual differences on employee perceptions of HRM: A cross-cultural approach

Mark Lokanan

Demographic profile of victims of investment fraud in Canada

Jean Slick

Witnessing wildfire

Eugene Thomlinson

Dissemination of research at Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) conference in Chang Mai, Thailand (July 1-4, 2020). Presentation topic: Determining resident sentiment towards tourism: The case of Victoria, British Columbia

Hassan Wafai

Lean construction / Innovation management

Jennifer Walinga

Presentation of 3 papers at IAFOR Conference and preparation for publication

Brian White

Post-secondary tourism and hospitality education in BC: Current review with options for innovation