2020 QROF Recipients

The Queen's Research Opportunities Funds awarded researchers from across disciplines a chance to begin innovative projects and forge new collaborations with colleagues and scholars around the world. Listed below are the winners of the Catalyst Fund and Arts Fund. Short descriptions of each researcher and their proposed projects will be posted soon.

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Investigator Department/Faculty Project Title
Grégoire Webber Faculty of Law Human Goods and Human Laws
Meredith Chivers Psychology Racializing and diversifying sexual response: The effects of racial identification, emotional appraisal, and racial bias on the physiological and psychological sexual responses of Black and White women viewing racially diverse erotic stimuli.
Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin Geography and Planning Started from the bottom: Youth social mobility and affective labour in Ibadan, Nigeria
Vicki Friesen Biology Using whole-genome sequencing to help protect the potential of wildlife  to adapt to changing Arctic ecosystems, focusing on species important to Indigenous subsistence and culture  
Chantelle Capicciotti Chemistry Targeting Cancer Glycans with Imaging Probes - New Frontiers to Chemically Map Tissue Surfaces
Jennifer Day Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering Investigation of sea stack stability in popular geotourism destinations, prediction of their structural collapse, evaluation of the effects of sea stack collapse on public safety, and forecasting risk associated with climate change evolution.
Nader Ghasemlou Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular sciences Circadian control of pain and neuroinflammation
Eun-Young Lee School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Knowledge into action: Development of carbon footprint equivalences that incorporate lifestyle behaviours for dual benefits of environmental sustainability and human health
Susan Bartels Department of Emergency Medicine Improving Emergency Department Care Experiences for Equity-Seeking Groups in Kingston: A Mixed Methods Research Study
David Maslove Critical Care Medicine & Medicine Deep learning applied to high-frequency physiologic waveforms for the detection of atrial fibrillation in critical illness

Investigator Department/Faculty Project Title
Artistic Production
Gabriel Menotti Miglio Pinto Gonring Film and Media Hollow constructions
Matthew Rogalsky Film and Media Highly Directional Loudspeakers: Research and Development for Distanced Sound Performance and Instalation
Visiting Artist in Residence
Carolyn Smart English Language and Literature Writer-in-Residence for Queen's University: Kaie Kellough
Juliana Bevilacqua Art History Rosana Paulino: Project North-South Dialogues
Karen Dubinsky Global Development Studies Cuban Roots in Canadian Soil: Canada's Cuban Musical History