The Dorothy Shoemaker Awards started as a Centennial project of the Kitchener Public Library (KPL). In 1996, when government funding was stopped, Dorothy Shoemaker, KPL's then Chief Librarian, and strong supporter of emerging writers, endowed the contest through the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.
Professor Ken Hirschkop has been awarded a SSHRC Standard Research Grant, for the period 2009-2011. The project is called: "HistoriCity: Self-Narration and Dream -Image in Toronto, 1899 -Present". The amount for the three years is $66,799.
* Visualization and biotelematics environment. $450,000
The CFI-funded infrastructure enables Marcel O'Gorman and Colin Ellard to advance collaborative research projects using mobile media, biometrics and visualization technologies. Both researchers probe the interaction of the body with new technologies, particularly the relationship between digital visualization techniques, physical mobility, and physical and mental health. Their work explores digital media's impact on culture, society and the human condition.