2016-2020: Canadian Institutes for Health Research – Team Grant: Health Environment, Genes and Chronic Disease Initiative “The diet-microbiota-gut axis in pediatric IBD” $400,000/year for 5 years ($2 million dollars total). Primary Investigator: Dr. Alain Stintzi. *I wrote the nutrition section for the grant based on my literature review from my PhD thesis.
2013-2018: National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Operating Grant “Vitamin D – a potential regulator of host-microbe interactions in the colon?” $86,000/year for 5 years ($430,000 Total). Primary Investigator: Dr. Bruce Vallance. *I wrote the entire grant based on my original vitamin D research during my PhD training.
2013-2016: National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplement “Vitamin D – a potential regulator of host-microbe interactions in the colon?” $40,000/year for 3 years ($120,000 Total). Primary Investigator: Dr. Bruce Vallance. *I wrote the entire grant based on my original vitamin D research during my PhD training.
2008, 2012-2014: Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award, UBC
The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship program will ensure UBC's best PhD students are provided with financial support of $18,000 per year plus tuition for the first four years of their PhD studies.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. $50,000 per year.
2009: Child and Family Research Institute Graduate Studentship (declined)
Masters or doctoral students undertaking full time research in any health related research area that has direct relevance to the health of children, adolescents or women. $20,000/year.
2008: Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award, University of British Columbia
2008: University of British Columbia Graduate Entrance Scholarship
The Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. $17,500/year.
2004: University of Manitoba Fellowship (declined)
2003: University of Manitoba Gold Medal (Highest Standing in Human Ecology)
2003: Faculty of Human Ecology Gold Medal (Highest Standing in Human Nutritional Sciences)
2003: Elizabeth Lewis Rose Memorial Book Prize
2002: NSERC Summer Research Award, Government of Canada
2001,2002,2004: UMSU Scholarship
2001: Manitoba Association of Home Economists Ruth Berry Award
2001: Catherine E. Reimer Memorial Scholarship