Top 10 Research Achievements of 2019
Dr. Kerry McGannon was a co-author of the article, "Educating Parents of Children in Sport About Abuse Using Narrative Pedagogy" which won paper of the year (2019) from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.
Dr. James Watterson’s partnership with Sudbury Action Committee for Youth (SACY) to identify the chemical properties of street drugs.
Dr. Elizabeth Turner is among a team of scientists that have discovered the world’s oldest fungus fossil to date, which dates back as far as a billion years ago. That's about half a billion years older than the previously discovered fungi.
The Wiigwam at Laurentian University is a visible reminder of Indigenous presence and lands on campus. It is a treasured community member, and one way the community has moved LU forward towards its Imagine 2023 goal of becoming a national leader in Indigenous education. Launched by LU faculty and staff, the outcome of this funded research project continues to change the landscape on campus through the sharing of Indigenous knowledge.
The Workplace Simulation Laboratory (W-SIM), housed at the CROSH, has been created through successful grant applications totalling approximately $750, 000 from FedNor, NOHFC, CFI, and ORF. W-SIM is the only facility of its kind globally, and can recreate almost any northern workplace environment, within a controlled laboratory setting. Integrating: a robotic, motion platform (simulates vibration); an environmental chamber (to control temperature/humidity); a virtual reality eye-tracker (simulates workers’ surroundings); and a cardiorespiratory diagnostic system (measures human responses) – W-SIM can solve real-world, workplace problems using simulation.
In 2019, Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie received a SSHRC Connection grant to support outreach activities in the area of reconciliation, bringing forward the voices of Indigenous youth (aged 16-
29) from communities across Ontario.
Dr. Nancy Young and Ms. Mary Jo Wabano are co-leading a CIHR grant entitled, “Listening to Children's Voices - Promoting Indigenous Mental Wellness (I aM Well).” This 5-year grant is worth $1.5 million and is one of only two applications that were successful in the National competition.
Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade received Laurentian University’s first New Frontiers in Research Fund grant for her research project repatriating children’s artwork to Indian Residential School and Day School survivors in Anishinabe and Algonquin territory.
Dr. Chantal Mayer-Crittenden started The Parlé Podcast where she hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.
Dr. Mélanie Perron, in collaboration with the University of Moncton, transformed her collaborative research into a book for children entitled “Emotions: how to explain them better”. So far, 500 copies of the book have been distributed to help promote the development in young francophone children of the understanding of emotions.