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Minister Solberg Announces Winners of CMHC Housing Research Grants

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 10, 2007 — Fifteen Canadian researchers will be awarded up to $25,000 each under Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC’s) External Research Program (ERP), the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister Responsible for CMHC, announced today.

“Canada’s New Government is pleased to support the work of independent housing researchers across Canada through CMHC’s External Research Program,” said Minister Solberg. “Their research helps the housing industry to develop and improve sound building performance practices and green building technologies that lead to real benefits for Canadians.”

This year’s grants, which total approximately, $360,000, encourage researchers working in universities, private consulting firms, housing-related professions and the housing industry to conduct research on housing issues. Once a research project has been completed, CMHC publishes the final reports.

To date, the ERP has provided more than 620 grants for research on a number of topics such as energy efficiency, sustainability, and housing conditions.

Under the program launched in 1980, applications are submitted in the fall and reviewed in February. Grant recipients are selected on the basis of the quality of their proposals by a national committee of housing experts. The committee includes experienced researchers and practitioners in academic institutions, housing-related professions and business.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada's national housing agency for more than 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across the country.

Results of a wide range of housing research sponsored by CMHC may be obtained by calling 1-800-668-2642.

For further information, please contact:

Lesley Harmer
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Monte Solberg
Minister of Human Resources
and Social Development
Kristen Scheel
CMHC Media Relations
Telephone: 613-748-4632
Cellular: 613-513-6546


ERP Grant Recipients


Title of research

Al-Hussein, Mohamed
Edmonton, Alberta

Redesign Production Process in Housing Construction Using Lean Principles and Value Stream Mapping

Bruce, David
Sackville, New Brunswick

Affordability Challenges and Rental Market Dynamics in Small Nova Scotia Communities with Community College Campuses

Davidson, Terry
Manotick, Ontario

Small Community Wastewater Treatment Options

Gagné, Lynda
Victoria, British Columbia

Housing, Neighbourhoods and Canadian Children's Health Outcomes

Gill, Daniel
Montréal, Quebec

Les effets probables du vieillissement de la population sur le marché de l'habitation : étude prospective

Hall, Margaret Isabel
Vancouver, British Columbia

Regulating Supportive Housing for Seniors: A Comprehensive Statute Model

Hiebert, Daniel
Vancouver, British Columbia

Housing Newcomers in Canada: An Analysis of LSIC Data (Wave 2)

Johnson, Laura C.
Waterloo, Ontario

Regent Park Revitalization: Young People's Experience of Relocation from Public Housing Redevelopment

Lashuk, Colleen
Montréal, Quebec

Évaluation des impacts de mesures d'efficacité énergétique et de développement durable sur les bâtiments de logement abordable

Lemaire, Edward
Ottawa, Ontario

Effect of Snow and Ice on Exterior Ramp Navigation by Wheelchair Users

Lewis, Martha
Vancouver, British Columbia

Family Well-Being, Communities and Housing

MacNevin, Alex Stanley
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Effects of Pension Fund Rental Equity Investment Vehicles on Rates of Return

Mok, Diana
London, Ontario

The Spatiality of Housing Price Risks

Straka, Vera
Toronto, Ontario

Water Penetration Through Thinner Veneer Wall

Wiersma, Henry
Cobourg, Ontario

Compressed Earthblock (CEB) – Strawbale Hybrid Building System

News source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)


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