Nipissing University research contributing to North Bay’s pandemic recovery

Ten COVID-19-related research studies underway at Nipissing University

North Bay, ON ­­­­­─ Nipissing University researchers are contributing to regional recovery through research. Nipissing University has announced the funding of ten studies that aim to contribute to the recovery of our local community in the post-pandemic world.

Made possible through funding from the Province of Ontario, faculty members from diverse disciplines were invited to submit research proposals for studies that would address some of the immediate needs of the community related to COVID-19. The following studies, which collectively received $40,850 in funding, are now underway:

  • Small- and medium-enterprises during and after COVID-19: Northern Ontario Perspective
  • Narratives of COVID-19 Survival in Northeastern Ontario
  • Working together in an age of social distancing: Shelter and wrap-around supports for homeless people in North Bay, Ontario
  • Mapping and assessing potential changes in the spatial distribution of criminal activities in the City of North Bay, Ontario, during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Business Coping Strategies through the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ontario Children’s Health Related Behaviours
  • Community Service in a Time of Coronavirus: The Impact of COVID-19 on Volunteering and Experiential Learning in the Non-Profit Sector in North Bay and surroundings areas
  • “The view from here”: The impacts of COVID-19 and associated social and physical distancing measures on the everyday conditions of life and care with adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)-Rural Ontario Case Study
  • COVID-19 and the Centralization of Power
  • The impact of COVID-19 on final year nursing students’ perceived clinical preparedness and educational experience

“Research and knowledge sharing will play an important role in the ability of our community to recover from the broad sweeping impact of COVID-19,” said, Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research. “This funding offers a practical opportunity for our researchers to apply their disciplinary expertise to these complicated issues and give back to the city of North Bay in this time of uncertainty.”

The findings and impact of the studies will be shared with the community and relevant stakeholders over the coming months.


Meghan Venasse
Manager, Communications
Nipissing University
705-474-3450 ext. 4615