Brock Vice-President, Research launches third round of Canada Games research grants

Reaching and engaging Canada Games fans with augmented reality. Studying mental toughness and injury rehabilitation behaviours in elite youth sport in Canada. Digitizing the photographic legacy of the Canada Games.

These are some examples of current research and scholarship related to the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games that began last year with support from the VPR Canada Games Grants program.

Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon says he is excited to be offering a third round of funding this year.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our researchers in all disciplines to engage with the wider Niagara community as we contribute to building the Canada Games legacy,” says Kenyon.

An online information session describing the Canada Games Grant and how to apply will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Those interested in attending should contact Research Officer Monika Ovsonka,

The purpose of the VPR Canada Games Grants program is to:

  • Allow for small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing funding to develop a research project or creative activity related to the Canada Games
  • Enable researchers to hire students at any level to participate in their project or activity thereby contributing to their professional development
  • Build research capacity across all disciplines

Transdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged and grants are valued up to $7,000 per single project.

The Canada Games Grant information session on Nov. 10 will include presentations by Dan Wilcock, President and CEO of the Canada Games Council, and Barry Wright, CEO at Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

The first two rounds of VPR grants have resulted in 22 projects, 11 from 2019-20 and 11 from 2020-21, across a range of research and scholarship programs involving researchers across all six Faculties and the library.

In preparation for the information session, Julie Stevens, Special Advisor to the President — Canada Games, has put together a short video, “How might a VPR Canada Games Research Grant relate to my research?”

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