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Details On Our Projects

Funded projects over the past 5 years (2012-2017).  See CV section on "funded projects" for a complete listing of projects.

Chinese Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Foreign Experts. “Marine biogeochemistry and ecotoxicology” (“111” Program).  2007-2012, (4,500,000 RMB) $789,000.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Group Research Program.  “Environmental Screening, Computational and Biological Characterization of Endocrine Disruptors in Respect to Receptor Binding, Embryo and Gonad Physiology.  2009-2012, ($45,000,000 HKD) $ 641,026.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Group Research Program Centre for Marine “Environmental Research and Innovative Technology (MERIT)”.  2009-2012 ($66,600,000 HKD) $8,538,461.

Teckcominko, Inc. “Assessment of Surface Water Toxicity to White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in the Upper Columbia River.  2009-2010.  $966,299.

Hong Kong General Research Fund (GRF).  “Understanding the relationship between gender, estrogen and telomere biology in fish: Towards developing an alternative vertebrate model for aging studies” No: 9041468, 2009-2012 (HK$730,000).  $93,590.

Chinese Ministry of Education.  "Study on marine environmental physiology and toxicology" , 2010-2014, (3,000,000 RMB) $439,303.

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  “CREATE Training Program in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA)”.  2010-2015, $1,634,292.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern, Program: I-A-6 Great Lakes Sediment Core Surveillance Program.  2010-2015, $2,575,518. 

Teck American Inc. “Pilot Study to Develop Methods for Studying the Potential Effects of Metals in Sediments on White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) Larvae”. 2010, $101,046.

Teck American Inc. “Sediment Toxicity Testing on Early Life-Stages of White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)”. 2010-2011, $554,162.

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Canada Institute for Health Research, Canada Health Research Program, Institute of Infection and Immunity (III). “Impact of Common Environmental Chemicals on the Allergy and Asthma Epidemic”. 2009-2012, $616,591.

Western Economic Diversification of Canada and Enterprise Saskatchewan.  Development of Technology to Extract petroleum Hydrocarbons and Waste Products from Oil Sands”.  2010-2013, $2,035,700.

Oak Foundation.  “Contaminants and Fish Health in the Athabasca River”.  2010-2011, $250,000.

Royal University Hospital Foundation. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Potential Effects on Female Reproductive Health in Saskatchewan”. 2011-2013, $24,956.

National Plan for Science and Technology of Saudi Arabia.  .“Effects of Polybrominated Flame Retardants from Electronic Waste on the Cellular DNA and Carcinogenesis.”  2011-2013, 1,996,000 Saudi Rials ($532,218)

King Saud University, Visiting Professor Program. “Beneficial Uses of Natural Brominated Chemicals in the Marine Environment”.  2011-2013, $130,000

King Saud University Vice Rector for Research. “Global Research Network for Environmental Science”. 2011-2012, $520,000 Saudi Rials ($138,653).

Hong Kong Research Grants Council.  “Uncovering the Molecular Links Between Hypoxia and Endocrine Disruption: A Functional Study of Zebrafish Leptin”  2011-2014, $125,407 ($977,500 HKD.

State Key Laboratory for Marine Pollution, City University, Hong Kong.  “Health risk assessments of residents in the Pearl River Delta exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs)”, 2012-2014, $115,696 ($900,000 HKD).

National First Nations Environmental Contaminants Programme Health Canada.  “In Land and Life: Cadmium and Health Implications for Indigenous Communities in Central Alberta”. 2011-2013, $264,960.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.  “Analysis of Fish Collected from the Slave River NWT in Fall and Winter 2011-2012”. 2011-2012, $125,000.

State Key Laboratory for Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.  “Development of Novel Technology for Early Diagnosis and Monitoring of Immunotoxic Pollutants in the Marine Environment”.  2010-2011, $12,690.

State Key Laboratory for Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.  “Unraveling Tissue-Specific Mechanisms for In Vivo Regulation of Estrogen Target Genes in Medaka”.  2010-2011, $45,685.

State Key Laboratory for Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.  “Understanding the Estrogen Dynamics and Longevity Gender Gap in Medaka”.  2010-2011, $25,380. State Key Laboratory for Marine Pollution, Hong Kong, Seed Grant. “Health Risk Assessments of Residents in the Pearl River Delta Exposed to Brominated Flame Retardants” 2010-2011, $114,213.

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  “Novel Natural and Synthetic Brominated Compounds in the Environment” Discovery Grants Program, 2012-2017, $200,000.

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NCERC) Collaborative Research and Development Program (CRD) Program With Syncrude, Inc as industrial partner.  “The Base Mine Lake Toxicity Identification and Evaluation Study; Advancing knowledge for water reclamation and return.”, 2012-2015, $1,061,500.

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security. “A Paleolimnological Investigation of Lake Diefenbaker”.  2011-2014, $375,117.

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security. “Exotic Chemical Contaminants in the South Saskatchewan River Basin”.  2011-2014, $590,000

Communities of Tomorrow. “Expansion and commercialization of in vitro screening assays for the detection and assessment of endocrine disrupting potentials of chemicals, waste- and drinking-water.”  , 2011-2012, $30,000

Networks of Centres of Excellence – Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (NCE-MITC), Inc. “Expansion and commercialization of in vitro screening assays for the detection and assessment of endocrine disrupting potentials of chemicals, waste- and drinking-water., 2011-2012, ”$15,000.Shanxi Science and Technology Department. “Sino-Canadian cooperation on microbial and phytoremediation technologies for clean-up of PAHs and heavy metals contaminated soils in Shanxi industrial regions”.  (No. 2012081010), 2012.01-2013.12, 2012-2013, (350,000¥) $55,074.

Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Foreign Experts, China to State Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University “Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecotoxicology Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities ("111" Program).  2012-2016, (¥ 4,500,000 RMB), $710,900

Minister of Education, China, To J.P. Giesy through Nanjing University.  "High Tier Foreign Expert Program”,  (GDW20133200121), 2012-2013, (¥ 120,000 RMB), $18,682.

Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders Opportunity Fund.  “Saskatchewan River Basin: a large-scale observatory for new interdisciplinary water science”.  2013-2017, $1,999,999.Canada Research Chair Program.  May 2014-April 2021.  ($1,400,000 CAD) $1,050,000

Institutional Support from University of Saskatchewan for Canada Research Chair.  April 2014-April 2021.  ($530,000 CAD) $397,500

Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management.  Funded by European Commission, Directorate for Innovation and Research, Directorate I Environment.  “Toxico-genomic Assessment of Emerging Environmental Pollutants Using Novel Functional Genomic and High Throughput Technologies” 2013-2018, (€350,000) $453,270.

Texas A&M University-NSFC joint research program and National Science Foundation of China. “A comparative Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Aquatic Birds from Lake Taihu, China, and Brazos River Lakes in Central Texas, USA”.  2013-2014, $32,878

Canadian Water Network.  “Aquatic Impact Assessment of Municipal Effluents (AIME).  2013-2015, $149,996.

Egyptian Cultural Exchange Program.  “Effects on Pesticides on Honey Bees in Egypt and Canada”.  2013-2015, ($14,000 CAD) $10,500

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Program With Buffalo Pound Water Administration Board as Partner.  “Understanding lake metabolism and nuisance algal metabolites: New tools for management of potable water sources.” 2013-2016, $625,864.Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). “Facility for Applied Avian Research (FAAR)”  2014 CFI funding $799,826 (Total project cost: $1,999,566).

National Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC).  “Emission,Diffusion and Environmental Effects of Emerging Pollutants from Rapid Urbarnization”.  2015-2019.  (¥ 3,000,000 RMB; $491,180 CAD) $368,385.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  “Assessing the Adverse Effects of Emerging Chemical Contaminants on Fishes of Commercial, Aboriginal and Recreational Value to Canadians (AECCO)”. 2014-2015. ($444,998 CAD) $344,959.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WED).  “Analytical Toxicology Base in Support of Economic Development” #G00015898.  - April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2017. ($835,341 CAD) $626,506

Meadow ridge Enterprises.  “The Saskatraz Honey Bee Project”.  October 2014-Sept 2015.  ($24,000 CAD) $18,000 Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan. “Synoptic Survey of Contaminants in the South Saskatchewan River”.  March 2015-August 2015.  $59,100.00

University Faculty Research Investment Program, funded by the Baylor Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). “Sources of Organo-bromine Compounds in Sediments”.  June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017, $20,060.  

National Science and Engineering Research Council of (NSERC), Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF. “Global Waters Future”. September 1, 2016-August 31, 2023, ($77,840,000 CAD) $ 60,340,900

National Contaminants Advisory Group, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  “Potential Impacts of Modern Perfluorinated Chemicals on Fish”. May 1, 2017-April 28, 2020, ($286,800 CAD) $215,100

National Contaminants Advisory Group, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Evaluating Effects of the Huskey Oil Spill on Fishes in the North Saskatchewan River.  May 1, 2017-April 28, 2020,( $257,888 CAD) $193,416

National Science and Engineering Research Council of (NSERC), Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF. “Global Waters Future”. September 1, 2016-August 31, 2023, ($2,200,000 CAD) $1,650,000. National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  “Novel Natural and Synthetic Brominated and Iodinated Compounds in the Environment”. Discovery Grants Program, 2017-2022, $195,000. ($146,250)

Beef Cattle Research council of Canada. “Assessment of Occurrence of Synthetic Hormone [Melengestrol Acetate (MGA), Trenbolone Acetate (TBA)] and Beta-Agonist (Ractopamine) in Cattle Operations and Associated Environments”. 2018-2021. ($502,000 CAD) $376,500

 

TOTAL RESEARCH GRANTS 2012-2017      $94,695,945 (USD) $118,369,931 (CAD)

 

                                                                                                                   

*As of July 19, 2017