CBU professors receive grants

Professors Peter MacIntyre and Princely Ifinedo both receive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

MacIntyre, a professor of psychology, has been awarded a grant worth over $163,000, over five years, for his research titled A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Communication.

Ifinedo, an associate professor of management information systems was awarded over $27,000, over one year, through a grant for his work titled Understanding End-user Counterproductive Security Behaviour in the Workplace: Insights from Relevant Social and Organization Psychology Frameworks.

MacIntyre’s research focuses on the emotional reactions, along with the changes in identity, attitudes and motivation that culminate in a willingness to communicate in a second language.

The second language communication research is being conducted with collaborators Richard Clément from University of Ottawa and Tammy Gregersen from the University of Northern Iowa.

Ifinedo's research on end-user counterproductive security behaviour examines everyday actions such as responding to spam, using weak passwords, visiting illicit websites at work, not logging out of secured systems after use, and allowing one’s kids to play with work laptop, among others.

Building on past literature in this area, Ifinedo’s research seeks to deepen understanding of critical factors that could help to curb end-user counterproductive security behaviour in the workplace.

The awards were announced Monday in London, Ont., by Greg Rickford, Minister of State Science and Technology.

For more information on research at CBU visit www.cbu.ca/research.

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