Institute Research Funds

IZUNA Institute Research Funds allow IZUNA employees to pursue research initiatives for which they are unable to obtain funding from other sources or allow researchers to leverage institute funds to obtain research funding from external agencies and partners that they would otherwise be unable to access.There are two sources of funding: the VP Research Seed Fund and the Discovery Parks Fund. The intention of the Funds are to fund research applications that will require partial release time from duties for the principal investigator, or to fund the preparation of applications for external grants.

How do I Apply?

Applications are sent to the Chair of your School Research Committee:

Latest Awards

March 29, 2018: We are pleased to announce that the Institute Research Committee (IRC) recently approved the following proposals, through the Institute Research Funds for 2018/2019 as recommended by their School Research Committees:

  1. Dr. Barry Pointon, Faculty, Physics (SoCAS) – $25,000 for project entitled “HALO-lkT Supernova Neutrino Detector Collaboration" . 
  2. Dr. Borna Noureddin, Faculty, Computing (SoCAS) – $25,000 for project entitled "Ubiquitous Human Activity Monitoring: Development of Novel Smartphone Based Sensors, Applications and Games and Their Uses and Social Implications".
  3. Dr. Shannon Kelly, Program Head, Communications (SoCAS) – $25,000 for project entitled "How Can Technical Projects Involving Consultation with Indigenous Communities and Stakeholders Be Better Implemented Through Authentic Engagement and the Building of Sustainable Relationships”.
  4. Dr. Nathan Devos, Faculty, Communications (SoCAS) – $24,000 for project entitled "Measuring First Term Students' General English Language Proficiency".
  5. Mr. Bo Li, Graduate Program Coordinator, Building Science (SoCE) – $14,500 for project entitled "Impacts of Ventilation Means on Energy Use in Residential Condo Units in BC".
  6. Dr. John Dian, Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering (SoE) and Dr. Amir Yousefi, Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering (SoE) – $25,000 for project entitled "Practical Solution for Low Power Synchronized Data Acquisition System".
  7. Mr. Taco Niet, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering (SoE) – $25,000 for project entitled "Developing International Energy Systems Modelling".
  8. Ms. Bonnie Johnston, Instructional Development Consultant (LTC) – $25,000 for project entitled "Locating the Gravitying in the BC Trades Training System". 
  9. Mr. Manfred Mandi, Director, SITE Centre for Applied Research (SoB) – $19,600 for project entitled "The Al/Automation Impact on Key Sectors of the BC Economy & on Human Capital Development".
  10. Dr. Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean Aerospace and Mr. Bruce Thompson, Heavy Equipment Group (SoT) – $25,000 for project entitled "To Determine Relative Emissions and Efficiencies of Diesel/CNG Engines Under Varying Load Conditions".
  11. Ms. Manu Gill, Nursing (SoHS) – $25,000 for project entitled "Preventing Retained Surgical Items as a Postoperative Complication: Exploring the Impact on Nursing Practice of Augmented‐Reality Assisted Surgical Count"

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