Funding and Awards

2017-2018: ECF Research and Development Grant (€9,950), European Cultural Foundation, Project: “The Games Box: Migrant Storytelling Through Game Design”

2015-2021: SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2,498,116), Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Project: “Re-figuring Innovation in Games”. Co-PI, PI: Prof. Jen Jenson
Targeted funding for projects “Engendering Game Design Talent: Diversity in UK Game Design Higher Education” ($10,000) and “Education, Diversity, and Pathways into the UK Games Industry” (£2000).

2015-2017: SSHRC Connection Grant ($49,948), Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Project: “Developing Feminist Digital Research Methods”. Collaborator, PI: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Luka

2015: University of Leicester Teaching Enhancement Fund (£550), Project: “Games as Education”

2015: Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2013-2015: SSHRC Insight Development ($65,824), Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Project: “Playing at Making Games: Exploring the potential for inclusive play and democratizing design in user-generated content games and digital game making programs targeted to children”. Co-applicant, PI: Prof. Sara Grimes

2014: University of Leicester College Research Development Fund (£2000). Project: “Organizing for Inclusivity: Sexism, Misogyny, and Feminism in Digital Games Culture”

2011: MITACS Accelerate ($15,000), Networks of Centres of Excellence. Project: “Television programming as explicit learning environments: Dynamic Balancing of Educational and Entertainment Content for Young Children”.

2010-2011: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($20,000), Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Project: “Enacting gender online: discourse, design, and practices in children’s virtual communities”.

2009-2010: Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000), Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Project: “The Virtual Communities of Boys”.

2007-2008: Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000), Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Project: “The Construction of Boyhood Online”.

2006: Master’s Canada Graduate Scholarship ($17,500), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Project: “Identity for sale: avatars, currency, and commodification in massively multiplayer online games”.

2005: Rona and Robert Davis Scholarship ($695), Concordia University

2001-2004: Dean’s List Honoured Student, Concordia University

2001: Shuffle Entrance Scholarship ($2000), Concordia University

2001-2004: Golden Key Honour Society inductee, Concordia University