The Prentice Institute collaborates with researchers in Canada and elsewhere to address some of the most difficult challenges of the next generation and beyond.


Rural Refugee Sponsorship Project

In October, the project team at the Prentice Institute launched a national survey of refugee-background newcomers and sponsors in small and rural communities. If you have a chance there is still time to fill out the survey, which is available at:

The project team is also conducting a final round of virtual focus group discussions with sponsors, refugee newcomers, and settlement workers in small and rural places. Anyone who is interested in participating can contact Rachel McNally at [email protected]

Prentice Institute News

Congratulations are in order to Stacey Haugen one of the research associates here at the institute. In addition to working at the institute, Stacey is also a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta and has received the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship as well as the Emerging Scholar Award!

The BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated research ability and potential. More information about the scholarship can be found here BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

The Emerging Scholar Award is given to outstanding early-career scholars or graduate students. The Award offers complimentary registration, Network Membership, and CGScholar Credit. more information on the Emerging Scholar Award can be found here Emerging Scholar Award

Get Connected, Become an Affiliate

The Prentice Institute accepts applications for affiliation year-round. Affiliates are eligible to apply for a variety of grant funds offered by the Institute.



Are you an affiliate of the Prentice Institute? You are eligible to apply for the Partnership Grant.  Similar to the partnership programs at SSHRC, these grants provide support over one to two years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and/or related activities—these can include knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and emerging scholars, by fostering new partnerships with existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that can result in best practices or models—these can either be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national, or international level.

The Institute invites applicants and their partner organizations who wish to propose formal disciplinary, interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, international and/or cross-sector partnership arrangements to apply for support through this funding opportunity. Funds are available to support a variety of formal partnership development initiatives in any of the mandate areas of the institute. Learn more and apply here.


Ogochukwu Onyeso

Prentice In Press

Ogochukwu Onyeso is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, who has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Prentice Institute since November 2021. During this period, he has co-authored and published eight journal articles, the latest of which are listed below

Odole, A. C., Alegbeleye, O. A., Ekediegwu, E. C., Onyeso, O. K., Mbada, C. E., & Akosile, C. O. (2022). Psychosocial correlates of pain intensity and neck disability index among people with non-specific neck pain in a low-resource setting: A cross-sectional studyEuropean Journal of Physiotherapy, 1-8

Akinrolie, O., Masta, A. M., Jasper, U. S., Fawole, H. O., Onyeso, O. K., Akinrolie, O., & Jumbo, U. S. (2022). Physical inactivity among internally displaced persons in Nigeria. Journal of Migration and Health6, 100140. 

Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative

New funding opportunity for Indigenous Master’s students offered by NSERC in partnership with SSHRC. The Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative will provide financial support to meritorious Indigenous students who have applied to the Canada Graduate Scholars—Master’s program.

The Indigenous Scholars Award is valued at $17,500 over 12 months.

The Indigenous Scholars Supplement is valued at $5,000 over 12 months.

The Refugee Hub is partnering with University of Toronto to produce a fantastic new platform for sharing information about resettlement and other third country avenues to protection. http://Resettlement.Plus

The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference is coming to University of Lethbridge, June 20-23, 2023

Stay tuned for a formal call for papers and panels in late November.

 Partnership Engage Grants Workshops

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Researchers considering submitting an application to the December 15th SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant deadline are invited to attend this virtual one hour workshop. Offered by the Research Partner Network, will cover key mandatory sections of a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) application with tips in developing an effective PEG application. Next session 12:00 - 1:00 pm November 17th 2022 - Register here


SSHRC Partnership Grants Stage 1 - It’s never too early to begin thinking about preparing your SSHRC Partnership Grant application Stage 1 in advance of the SSHRC deadline. This is an informal roundtable discussion for researchers and the Research Relationships application development team to get together to explore ideas, ask questions, and/or obtain feedback on a SSHRC PG Stage 1 application. 12:00 - 1:00 pm December 8, 2022 - Register here

Calls for Papers:

The journal Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology (Springer) invites contributions to a special issue focused on the measurement of population changes. Guest editors: Andrea Nigri, Susanna Levantesi, and Marco Bonetti. Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2023

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