Completed Projects

2015-2016 Sharing our knowledge and moving forward collectively to improve access to healthcare for Atlantic Canadians. Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Lois Jackson. CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant – Institute Community Support.


2015-2016 Wise Funding Practice: Exploring Indigenous funding criteria with a CBR team. Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Margaret Robinson. CIHR Catalyst Grant – HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research.


2012-2016 Our ancestors are in our land, water, and air: A ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ approach to researching environmental health concerns with Pictou Landing First Nation. CIHR 2011 Operating Grant Competition.


2013-2016 “You go to the emergency, you are treated like dirt”: Reducing Aboriginal experiences of racism in health care through a medical school intervention. Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant.


2011-2016 Community-Based integrated water monitoring and management in Nova Scotia. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Cathy Conrad). SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance.


2011-2015 Aboriginal health research and the academy: ethical tensions and institutional barriers for new scholars seeking to do community-based research ‘in a good way’ – implications for improving health outcomes in Aboriginal communities. CIHR 2011 Catalyst Grant Competition.


2014-2015 Examining Methods and Models for Integrative Indigenous and Western Knowledge to Inform Water Management and Research in Canada. Canadian Water Network NCE.


2011-2015 Refining a decision-support model for siting palliative care services in rural Canadian communities (Nominated Principal Applicant: Dr. Valorie Crooks). CIHR 2011 Operating Grant Competition.


2013-2015 From L’sitkuk to Kejimkujik: Connecting a new generation of guides through photovoice and participatory video. AAHRP Community Research Grant.


2014-2015 Using oral traditions to support oral health: Sharing what we have learned about Kungatsiajuk (the healthy smiles) of Southern Labrador Inuit youth. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Debbie Martin). CIHR Dissemination Event Grant.


2014-2015 Not Just a License to Drill: Exploring the challenges of water governance and hydraulic fracturing in Canada. Canadian Water Network NCE. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Michele-Lee Moore).


2011-2015 ‘Kungatsiajuk’: supporting the healthy smiles of NunatuKavut children. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Debbie Martin). CIHR 2011 Operating Grant Competition.


2013-2015 Promoting respiratory health equity for Aboriginal children and parents through support strategies. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Miriam Stewart). CIHR Planning Grant.


2013-2015 Bridging the gap: Exploring the potential for community-based watershed monitoring to enhance ecosystem health and watershed governance in Canada. Water Economics, Governance, and Policy Network Grant.


2012-2015 Implementing drinking water safety plans in Canada’s small and medium sized communities – understanding the barriers and bridges of early adoption in Alberta. Canadian Water Network NCE Grant. (Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Graham Gagnon).


2012-2015 Multi-site synthesis of community-based social support interventions involving Aboriginal families affected by allergies and asthma: A national research mobilization strategy. CIHR Dissemination Event Grant.


2012-2013. National Colloquium on systemic racism and Aboriginal peoples’ health. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Charlotte Reading). CIHR 2012 Dissemination Events: First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Health.


2012-2013. Sustainable online support for Aboriginal children and adolescents. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Miriam Stewart). CIHR 2011 Knowledge Synthesis Grant Competition.


2012-2013. Health, Industry, Toxins, and Racial Inequities (HITRI) Project: Converging minds to investigate the health of racialized communities proximate to toxic industries in Nova Scotia. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Ingrid Waldron). NSHRF REDI Grant.


2011-2013. Getting it straight from the tap: A CBPR approach to research team development and planning for Mi’kmaq water-health. CIHR 2011 Meeting, Planning, and Dissemination Grant Competition.


2011-2013. Identifying, documenting, mapping, and mobilizing environment and health knowledge in Pictou Landing: An environmental health survey. Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program.


2010-2013. Aboriginal Health Research Network – Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research Centres. (Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Frederic Wien). CIHR Program Grant.


2010-2011. Gathering strength in relation to community and environmental health in Pictou Landing First Nation: Planning for positive change through community-based participatory research. Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Research Enterprise Development Initiative Program.


2010-2012. Digital storytelling as research method and knowledge mobilization. Partners: Assembly of First Nations and Huu-ay-aht First Nations. SSHRC Research Development Initiative Grant.


2010-2011. Water advisories and water availability: examining the current state of public knowledge in Nova Scotia – Preparing for change. Dalhousie Research Development Funds/SSHRC Institutional Grant.


2010-2011. Redesigning “Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Issues”: Evaluating the use of digital stories for student reflection on course objectives. Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant, Dalhousie University.


2010. Inventory of Dalhousie University’s engagement in research, teaching, and service concerning Aboriginal peoples’ issues. Dalhousie Internal Research Grant with Drs. Brian Noble and Debbie Martin.


2009-2013. Engaging Aboriginal families affected by allergies and asthma in support-education program development. (Nominated Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Miriam Stewart). AllerGEN NCE: Public Health, Ethics, Policy and Society Strategic Focus Grant.


2009-2011. Supporting Aboriginal children with allergic asthma and their parent. (Nominated Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Miriam Stewart). CIHR Operating Grant Priority Announcement: Aboriginal Health.


2009-2010. Climate, forestry, and drinking water: Examining their interconnectedness in Nova Scotia. Dalhousie Research Development Funds/SSHRC Institutional Grant.


2009-2010. Planning for Aboriginal hospice palliative care in rural and remote British Columbia. CIHR


2009. All along the sea and mountains: Climate change communication, action, and adaptation in First Nations’ resource-dependent coastal communities. Network Environments for Aboriginal Research (NEARBC) Research Team Development Grant.


2008. Community-university partnerships from proposal to publication: ethical, theoretical, and practical considerations of community co-authorship. Network Environments for Aboriginal Research (NEARBC) Exploratory Grant.


2009. Perceptions of health risks associated with sedimentation in drinking water due to resource development in the Queen Charlottes. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Ilia Tromp-van Meerveld). Mathematics of Information and Complex Systems.


2008. Perceptions of health risks associated with sedimentation in drinking water due to resource development in the Queen Charlottes. BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network Working Group Initiative Grant.


2005. As sacred as cedar and salmon: Indigenous environment and health risk perspectives. CIHR – Institute for Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Alberta ACADRE Network Community Research Grant.


2002. Contested space: Negotiating development with Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories. Northern Scientific Training Program Grant by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.


2002. Contested space: Negotiating development with Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories. Circumpolar/Boreal Alberta Research Grant by the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta.


1999. The silent North: Deafness in a Dene community. Northern Scientific Training Program Award by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.