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Join the IGNITE & SSHRC Institutional Grant Award Committee

Are you interested in joining the IGNITE & SSHRC Institutional Grant Award Committee?

Would you like to enhance your professional development through participating in the evaluation of research funding applications, meet fellow researchers and ORI staff, gain a better understanding of how research grants are evaluated, grant writing and budget creation?

The IGNITE & SIG Award Committee is looking for members to join our team. The committee was established to support the funding decisions of the GBC IGNITE and SSHRC SIG Award programs through reviewing and selecting award recipients. In addition to attending one or two meetings per term, committee members will review funding applications to determine which projects will be funded.

Please click here to download the application form. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. 


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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.


Applications are currently closed. Please check back soon for a new competition. 


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. 

Download IGNITE Application Download IGNITE Guidelines

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. 

Download EXPLORE Application Download EXPLORE Guidelines

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.

Download EXCHANGE Application Download EXPLORE Guidelines

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

IGNITE / Applied Research Fund (ARF) Results


Nastaran Dadashi

The use of co-research methodology for the development of a cookbook for youth and young adults with major depressive and generalized anxiety disorders

Linda Gillis

The use of co-research methodology for the development of a cookbook for youth and young adults with major depressive and generalized anxiety disorders

Ross Mayer

The Get REAL Movement - Design development of a capsule wardrobe collection of niche clothing products geared towards the genderless maternity market project

Kathy Mcgown

CAA – Safety Vest Design Optimization and Commercialization Support Project

Edouard Ratiarson

Exploring Artificial Intelligence-Driven Assessment and Evaluation in Design and Innovation Education: Unveiling Benefits, Challenges, and Possibilities

Viz Saraby

Meaford Memories: The Meaford Community History and Culture Project

Lori Stahlbrand

George Brown Food Learning and Grow Community Project

Tammy Vaillancourt

Food Waste Vapour Distillation Project

Paul ZanettosIdentifying and Implementing the Work-Integrated-Learning (WIL) Best Practices of the School of Design’s International Post-Secondary Partners
Syed RizviBuilding Capacity with SWIR Camera and Textile Profile Database in Preparation for Industry Partnered Research
Vladimira SteffekThe Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO): Increasing the Salvation Army's social impact, sustainability, and operational effectiveness through the implementation of improved merchandising practices and increased involvement of young families and young adults
Car MartinLiving Industries/Industries Vivantes: Using Interactive Storytelling to Trace the threads of urban connectivity
Richard Levine ROI for a Business Analysis Process in the Mid-Tier IT Market Segment project
Stephanie AdamsThe Silent Community: A Case Study in Indigenous Cultural & Heritage Preservation using 3D and Laser scanning and surveys in the Ottawa Valley
Caitlin Scott and Missy HuiRepresentation at the Table: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Culinary Education
Anouk Natalya WillyThe Intersection of Craft and Technology: Investigate and reimagine heritage craft techniques and methodologies through digital interplay and technological application

Jordan ShulerThe benefit of real – time digital translation for ESL learners in a post-secondary Canadian classroom
Syed RizviEstablish textile profile database to enable use of spectroscopy camera for automatic sorting of textile waste materials
Melissa Teles & Jennifer GrantMapping Youth Programming in Regent Park 

Round 1

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

Round 2

Anne Song and Sarika NarinesinghBuilding Students’ Intellectual Humility through Learner-Generated Podcasts
Dario GuesciniExploring the Relationship Between Experiential Education and Student and Graduate Outcomes
Gordon WangLongitudinal Study of Flipped Classroom for Business Education
John CafferyHall of Justice: 2SLGBTQ Activism – Building Capacity with Students
Sharon Booy and Bashir MunyeGlobal Medic
Gary HoyerDeveloping a Learning Simulation for a Capstone Course in Revenue Management for the GBC – H133 Program and Measuring the Outcomes
Elaine WinickMentoring, Leadership and Quality: Linkages and Impacts: Phase 1
Elena ChudaevaBlended Learning for College Elective Courses: Successes and challenges
Eva Huang and Karen SinotteAn exploration of mental health and addiction concerns for international students
Griffin EpsteinEducating for Peer Support Work
Georgina Lampracos-GionnasOrganizational Structures, Processes and Practices that inform Leadership for Innovation in Post-Secondary Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation
Jonathan LauApplication of the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument and improving first-year retention
Natalie WoodApproaches 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 JermicCritical Digital Fluency in the Community Work Sector: Identifying Gaps and Addressing needs
Arizona DixonSmart System for Hockey
Elaine WinickThe Importance of Professional Self Identity
Gary HoyerChef’s House Management Simulation
Jean NiravongRonald McDonald House
JP AmoreHotel Management Simulation Phase 2
Kathy AmorePoor Oral Health
Suba SivaramalingamBody Interact: Usability and Refinement
Gary Hoyer and JP AmoreHospitality Simulation
Andrew StuartLow RPM energy generation from wind turbines
Lisbia RomeroExploring how different kinds of learners react to problem-based learning
Noor KabaniMeasure impact of parental bonding and disposition on brain development
Milan ShahaniHandbag for stroke survivors with limited mobility in their upper extremities
Celina Da SilvaA Feasibility Study of a Kolb-Influence, High-fidelity Simulation Intervention Implemented to Improve Nursing Students’ Use of a Conflict Resolution Skill
Anne-Marie StoneburghiPods, Music, and Dementia...It's personal
Lizelle TucciInterprofessional Education and Mobile Learning
Paul McClure and Shona KearneyTreata Wearable Technology Bracelet Design
Carmela Miliucci and Linda McKayPoint of Use Water Quality Check Kit for Dental Water Lines
Diana FacchiniEvaluation of Alternate Uses for Spent Glass Bead Shot
Deepak Naik and Diana FacchiniEvaluation of PMMA Waste as Reinforcement for Virgin Material in the Production of Dentures
Jorge OlenewaDevelopment and Certification of tablet computer-based network simulator version, Packet Tracer, for use by Cisco Networking Academy students worldwide