Funding awards support research at AU
We are proud of our researchers and how their work is making an impact at AU and around the world. Recently, Dr. Connie Blomgren and Dr. Janelle Baker received funding awards to help further support their research and fund upcoming workshops.
Dr. Connie Blomgren, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Distance Education
Dr. Connie Blomgren has received funding for one year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant program for her research initiative entitled, Annora Brown Art, Life and Legacy Education Project.
Funding will support the hosting of two workshops where participants will use various technologies to explore and extend their knowledge of Annora Brown’s work through open pedagogy and resources. In partnership with The Annora Brown: Art, Life, and Legacy Project (ABALL), this initiative will help ABALL leaders and volunteers make decisions regarding how innovative educational tools will support their strategic aims.
Dr. Janelle Baker, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Social Sciences
Dr. Janelle Baker has received funding over two years from the SSHRC Connections Grant program for the project entitled, Women in Research: A three-day Workshop for Indigenous students on health, environment, and participatory action research methods.
The workshop, to be held in Yellowknife, will provide an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from northern and western Canada to share their personal stories and experiences in health and environmental community-based participatory action research with young female postsecondary students from the Northwest Territories (NWT). The goal of this event will be to encourage the students to enter and continue with community-based participatory action research at home in the NWT. The term “womxn” is used to be inclusive of people who identify as 2SLGBTQQIA.
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