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RRC awards over $80,000 for internal applied research

June 4, 2013

Red River College (RRC) has announced it has awarded over $80,000 in research funding to College faculty, staff, and students through the 2013 College Applied Research Development (CARD) Fund.
Applied Research & Commercialization (AR&C) provides the CARD Fund to encourage RRC faculty, staff, and students to engage in research activities at the College. The intent is to develop and build internal research capacity within RRC, while providing a platform for innovation for those who are eager to conduct practical research, but are in need of opportunities and resources.
This year’s projects – which were selected from a record 21 submissions requesting over $160,000 – are a diverse group that ranges from removing chemical pollutants in wastewater to researching the density of amphibian eggs.
The complete list of awardees, projects, and awards is below. Congratulations to all!

Ashley Stewart-Tufescu Children’s Worlds: International Survey of Children’s Well-being $7,500
Eric Richardson Lintel Design $6,250*
Jayne Geisel Evaluation of Over-wintering Systems of Putting Greens $21,150
Scott MacAulay Ramp Up College Validate and Prototype (Ver 0.1) Permission Click $6,800
Michael Judge Environmentally Friendly Removal of Chemical Pollutants from Municipal Wastewater: A Preliminary Investigation $7,500**
Joaquin Motta Research on Virtual Manufacturing Systems (VMS) $7,050
Neil Chandler Enhancing soil construction characteristics using un-eco-friendly multi-enzyme soil additive $5,000
Ruth Robb Commercial Viability of Cattail Production for the Curry Industries Cattail Bioplatform $7,500**
Susan Crawford Young Density of Amphibian Eggs using Sucrose Gradient $7,500
Peter Denton Civil Society Participation in United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Activities $7,500
*With funding from the NSERC-supported Sustainable Infrastructure Technology Research Group (SITRG)
**With funding from the National Research Council Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

For more information on the opportunities available through the CARD fund, please contact:
Rob Spewak
Research Manager, AR&C
(204) 632-2357
rspewak@rrc.ca