Research grants

Congratulations to our faculty members who have received the following research grants!

New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration

Alain-Désiré Nimubona (with Xiao Yu Wu) - "Ammonia as an energy “currency” to connect the food, energy, and trade sectors", 2023.

University of Waterloo - Interdisciplinary Trailblazer Fund

Alain-Désiré Nimubona(with XiaoYu Wu) - "Renewable ammonia as a vector for the food-energy-trade nexus", 2022.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Roy Brouwer (with Alain-Désiré Nimubona)- "Payments for Wetland Ecosystem Services as a Nature-Based Solution to Sustainably Manage Urbanized Watersheds", 2019.

Ana Ferrer - "Conspicuous consumption, savings, and income inequality", 2019.

Francisco M. Gonzalez - "The macroeconomics of labour mismatch", 2015.

Chris Riddell - "The effects of compulsory interest arbitration on disputes, wages and service quality: evidence from a unique natural experiment in Ontario", 2018.

Mikal Skuterud - "The impact of the temporary foreign worker program on the Canadian economy", 2016.

Future Skills

Ana Ferrer (with Bessma Momani and Nada Basir)- "Disaggregating Diversity of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurs: Assessing Skills, Gaps, and Training in Vulnerable Sectors", 2021.

Global Risk Institute in Financial Services

Margaret Insley (with Peter Forsyth)- "A multi-period mean-variance approach to risk and return in climate change policy", 2016.

Global Water Futures (USask)

Roy Brouwer - "What is Water Worth? Valuing Canada’s Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystem Services", 2020


JP Lam - "Syndrome Anomaly Detection System", 2021

Microsoft Canada

Joel Blit - "Machine learning analysis of locus and barriers to innovation", 2019.


Roy Brouwer- forWater Research Network, 2017.

PaaS Global Ltd.

Tao Chen - "Sleeping behavior investigation through deep learning", 2018.

Premise Data Corporation-AI Institute

Anindya Sen (with Joel Blit and Horatiu Rus) - "Sense and Sentiments: public goods provision and political stability", 2019.

University of British Columbia

Chris Riddell -"A Re-Assessment of the Manitoba Basic Annual Income Experiment", 2019.

Univeristy of Waterloo/SSHRC Robert Harding & Lois Claxton Humanities and Social
Sciences Grant

Tao Chen - "Full Stack Data Science Handbook”, 2021.

University of Waterloo - Water Institute

Roy Brouwer  - "Informing investment decisions in Canada in drinking water and wastewater treatment technology to reduce environmental and human health risks of micropollutants", 2018.

University of Waterloo - Artificial Intelligence institute

Tao Chen (with Shirley Tang) - “Artificial Intelligence for Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management”, 2020.

University of Waterloo - HeForShe Gender Equity Grant

Kate Rybczynski  - "What keeps women in STEM? Can family related policy and bargaining power play a role?”, 2019.