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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. Please check back to find out more!

Catalyst Fund
Investigator Department/Faculty Project Title


Grégoire Webber

Faculty of Law

Human Goods and Human Laws

Meredith Chivers


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


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


Tartgeting 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


Arts Fund
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