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Reduction in Teaching for Research Purposes Award

Permanent-stream Concordia University of Edmonton faculty may apply for a reduction in teaching assignment in order to carry out research. A limited number of Reduction in Teaching Awards are available to encourage and support faculty members engaged in both funded and non-funded research.

Eligible faculty members seeking a reduction in their teaching assignment for research purposes must submit an application outlining, in detail, the proposed research project to be undertaken. Applications must be submitted by November 15th for a reduced teaching assignment to begin in the following academic year.

Complete both the Cover Page and the Application Form and submit to research@concordia.ab.ca

Cover Page and Application Form

Reduction in Teaching Final Report

Within one month of completion of the reduction in teaching assignment period, complete a Reduction in Teaching Final Report and submit it to research@concordia.ab.ca

Final Report Form

Recipients of the Reduction in Teaching for Research Awards Competition

We are glad to announce the recipients of the November 2019 Competition for Reduction in Teaching for Research Purposes awards.

Congratulations to the following faculty for their success!

Dr. Carmen Arth, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Title: Post-Secondary Educators’ Experience of the Changing Landscape of Hetero and Gender Normativity: a narrative inquiry.

Dr. Brent Bradford, Associate Professor, Education, Faculty of Education
Title: An Investigation into the Physical Activity Levels of Children in Outdoor Early Childhood Environments

Dr. Simmee Chung, Assistant Professor, Education, Faculty of Education
Title: A Braided Approach to Teacher Education -an inquiry into the experiences of pre-services teachers and early career teachers in building capacity and foundational knowledge of Indigenous Peoples

Dr. Katherine Collins, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Title:  Language and Culture Research Lab

Dr. Trevor Cook, Assistant Professor, Literature & Language, Faculty of Arts
Title:  The Boundaries of Ownership: Proprietary Authorship before Copyright, and A Reader’s Guide to G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday

Dr. Emmanuel Mapfumo, Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science
Title:  1. Short and long-term impacts of biosolids applied to low pH soils on the soil quality parameters (NSERC).2. Available water holding capacity of oil sands reclamation coversoils (Syncrude ptoject) 3. Investigating relationships between historical climate data and crop yield (C3Y) at Breton plots Alberta (collaborative project with U of Alberta and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)

Dr. Zdravko Marjanovic, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Title:  Why Help Natural-Disaster Victims? How Resources and Situational Pressures Bias Judgments of Responsibility and Reduce the Need to Help. A SSHRC Insight Grant

Dr. John Maxfield, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Title:  Monograph project working title: Reforming a North German Town: Brunswick from Evangelical Reform to Lutheran Culture in the Sixteenth Century (monograph)

Dr. Colin Neufeldt, Professor, History, Faculty of Arts
Title:  The Life of George Kraus

Dr. Baidya Saha, Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Physical Sciences , Faculty of Science
Title:  Machine Learning Applications and Challenges in Computer Vision and Big Data Analytics

Dr. Ha Tran, Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science
Title:  Efficient algorithms for ideal lattices, with applications

Dr. Conrad Van Dyk, Professor, Literature and Language, Faculty of Arts
Title:  Nonsense and Romanticism in Children’s Literature; A Reader’s Guide to G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday; The Nature of Writing Open Access Writing Guide

Dr. Reginald Wiebe, Assistant Professor, Literature and Language, Faculty of Arts
Title: Polyptych: Adaptation, Television, and Comics; The Gutters: Comics, Cinema, and Cultural Capital; The Cancer Plot: Terminal Immortality in Marvel’s Comics’ Moral Universe; Canadian Comics Database

Dr. Robin Willey, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts
Title:  Craving the Material: Contemporary Protestant Narratives on Art and ArtistS

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November 2018

Congratulations to the following faculty for their success!

Dr. Inhee Berg, Chair, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Title: The Social Status Minority and Early Christianity (monograph)

Dr. Brent Bradford, Assistant Professor, Education, Faculty of Education
Title: Physical Activity Levels of Children in Outdoor Early Childhood Environments

Dr. Katherine Collins, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Title: Development of a computerized analysis for the detection of linguistic bias

Dr. Tim Labron, Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Title: Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Religion / Science and Religion in curriculums

Dr. Zdravko Marjanovic, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Title: Response Styles in Personality Questionnaire Data / Motivation and Prosocial Behavior

Dr. John Maxfield, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Title: Reformation in a North German City: Brunswick from Evangelical Reform to Lutheran Culture in the 16th Century (monograph)

Dr. Steven Muir, Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Title: The Icarus Phenomenon: Ritual Experiments and Responses in Paul’s Communities (monograph)

Dr. Vladimir Pitchko, Professor, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Title: Blended learning technique as a threshold barrier in students’ learning experience in universities

Dr. Owen Scadeng, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Title: Investigation of 8π electrocyclizations on 7-carbon systems

Dr. Ha Tran, Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science
Title: Efficient algorithms for ideal lattices

Dr. Conrad Van Dyk, Associate Professor, Literature and Language, Faculty of Arts
Title:  The Nature of Writing open access writing guide / Nonsense and Romanticism in Children’s Literature (book project)

Dr. Linda VanNetten Blimke, Assistant Professor, Literature and Language, Faculty of Arts
Title: Female Sentimental Travel Writers and Revolution, 1775-1800 (monograph)

Dr. Robin Willey, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts
Title:  Narratives of International Faith-Based Humanitarians in East Africa / Christian Humanitarianism: Faith and Values within a Global Development Agency / Art & Religion in Canadian Evangelicalism