2020: Collaborated successfully with the O’Brien Institute to develop successful multi-year, collective grant application for anonymous donor interested in improving lives of vulnerable citizens.
2019: Integral in connecting UCalgary lead researchers and Vivo Play Project team for evaluative research on physical activity, play and anxiety within the context of COVID-19.
2018: Shared makeCalgary grant from the Calgary Flames Foundation with multidisciplinary university researchers on initiatives related to activity, health and youth. We also hosted public events to highlight the researchers' work and findings.
2018: Awarded CIHR Planning Grant to build cross-disciplined dialogue by hosting three networking events related to each of makeCalgary's three research themes, and emphasized research partners at each event. makeCalgary was invited to share our story with other similar groups from across Canada through a workshop event hosted by CIHR.
2016: Obtained VPR Healthy Cities / Human Dynamics funding to host a public convening symposium on healthy cities research and provided seed funding to six multidisciplinary research teams. Since 2016, each research team has further leveraged funding, provided mentoring, and developed new and/or extended partnerships. See project list and more detail on next page.