The Ignite Fund

Ignite your ambition.

Funding at George Brown provides support for GBC researchers to engage in original research and innovation activities, build research skills and capacity, and ultimately pursue external funding opportunities.

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IGNITE Guidelines 2022

Deadline: October 3rd, 2022 (8am)


The Ignite Fund provides support for GBC researchers to engage in original research and innovation activities, build research skills and capacity, and ultimately pursue external funding opportunities. 

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The SSHRC Explore Fund provides support for GBC Social Sciences and Humanities researchers to explore early-stage research and pilot innovative research ideas, contribute to professional development by hiring students, and ultimately develop high-quality SSHRC funded proposals. 

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The SSHRC Exchange Fund provides support for GBC Social Sciences and Humanities researchers to exchange results by supporting knowledge mobilization activities, including workshops or seminars, encourage collaboration, or to support conference attendance.

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If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Hernandez, Program Manager.

Applied Research Fund (ARF) Results


Round 1

Howard Gerhard A field trip to the 14th Century Silk Road: Using an Augmented Reality game in a hybrid course to promote engagement and support learning
Md. Saffiuddin Carbon Microfiber – Reinforced Self – Consolidating Concrete Including Portland Limestone Cement and Silica Fume
Jawad Butt, Leo Salemi & Przyemyslaw Pawluk GIS-based mobile navigation app for visitors to GBC Casa Loma Campus
Pietro Ferrari Virtual Reconstruction of Lost Architectural Heritage in Abruzzo, Italy, utilizing 3D Laser Scanning & Augmented Reality
Nelia Teixeria Blockchain Development – Laws and Regulations
Palmina Ioannone Evaluation of an Online Parental and Parenting program
Richard Almonte, Heather McAfee and Ted Snell Gauging the Effectiveness of “Successful Social Relations” as a Soft Skills Intervention

Round 2

Anne Song and Sarika Narinesingh Building Students’ Intellectual Humility through Learner-Generated Podcasts
Dario Guescini Exploring the Relationship Between Experiential Education and Student and Graduate Outcomes
Gordon Wang Longitudinal Study of Flipped Classroom for Business Education
John Caffery Hall of Justice: 2SLGBTQ Activism – Building Capacity with Students
Sharon Booy and Bashir Munye Global Medic
Gary Hoyer Developing a Learning Simulation for a Capstone Course in Revenue Management for the GBC – H133 Program and Measuring the Outcomes
Elaine Winick Mentoring, Leadership and Quality: Linkages and Impacts: Phase 1
Elena Chudaeva Blended Learning for College Elective Courses: Successes and challenges
Eva Huang and Karen Sinotte An exploration of mental health and addiction concerns for international students
Griffin Epstein Educating for Peer Support Work
Georgina Lampracos-Gionnas Organizational Structures, Processes and Practices that inform Leadership for Innovation in Post-Secondary Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation
Jonathan Lau Application of the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument and improving first-year retention
Natalie Wood Approaches to teaching to develop Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship among college students: Investigation of the impact of the Social Innovation Hub (2014-2018) on developing Social Innovators, Social Entrepreneurs, and Community Leaders
Rusa Jermic Critical Digital Fluency in the Community Work Sector: Identifying Gaps and Addressing needs
Arizona Dixon Smart System for Hockey
Elaine Winick The Importance of Professional Self Identity
Gary Hoyer Chef’s House Management Simulation
Jean Niravong Ronald McDonald House
JP Amore Hotel Management Simulation Phase 2
Kathy Amore Poor Oral Health
Suba Sivaramalingam Body Interact: Usability and Refinement
Gary Hoyer and JP Amore Hospitality Simulation
Andrew Stuart Low RPM energy generation from wind turbines
Lisbia Romero Exploring how different kinds of learners react to problem-based learning
Noor Kabani Measure impact of parental bonding and disposition on brain development
Milan Shahani Handbag for stroke survivors with limited mobility in their upper extremities
Celina Da Silva A Feasibility Study of a Kolb-Influence, High-fidelity Simulation Intervention Implemented to Improve Nursing Students’ Use of a Conflict Resolution Skill
Anne-Marie Stoneburgh iPods, Music, and Dementia...It's personal
Lizelle Tucci Interprofessional Education and Mobile Learning
Paul McClure and Shona Kearney Treata Wearable Technology Bracelet Design
Carmela Miliucci and Linda McKay Point of Use Water Quality Check Kit for Dental Water Lines
Diana Facchini Evaluation of Alternate Uses for Spent Glass Bead Shot
Deepak Naik and Diana Facchini Evaluation of PMMA Waste as Reinforcement for Virgin Material in the Production of Dentures
Jorge Olenewa Development and Certification of tablet computer-based network simulator version, Packet Tracer, for use by Cisco Networking Academy students worldwide