VPR Canada Games Grants program

The 2022 Canada Summer Games were held in Niagara, and Brock University researchers and scholars were encouraged to play a part in it!

The VPR Canada Games Grants Program is Now Complete

Brock’s role as a key partner opened up unprecedented opportunities to study the athletic, economic, political, social and cultural impacts that hosting a major sport event, such as a Canada Games, have on the immediate community and surrounding area. To support this research and scholarship, the Office of the Vice-President, Research created the VPR Canada Games Grants program.

These grants, valued up to $7,000 per single project, enabled Brock University researchers and scholars from all departments and faculties at Brock to undertake research or a creative activity in any discipline and on any topic that relates to the Canada Games.

The grants were used to hire student research assistants, cover research travel expenses, purchase research tools and supplies for creative activities, pay costs associated with data collection and community outreach, and for knowledge mobilization/translation.

The purpose of the VPR Canada Games Grants program was 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; and
  • build research capacity across all disciplines. Transdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

Eligible research under the VPR Canada Games Grants program

The research and scholarship covered by the grants ranged from studying the process of planning and hosting a major sport event to the development of major games from the days of antiquity to gathering a wide array of community-created data from Niagara or holding a Games-related art exhibition.

These and other diverse, multidisciplinary research areas involved researchers from all areas of the University, from Humanities to Business to Social Sciences to Education to the Sciences and Applied Health Sciences.

To learn about the research 2019, 2020 and 2021 VPR Canada Games Grant Program recipients conducted, visit the Brock-Canada Games Research Profiles page.