At the 4th Annual Psychology Research Day, held April 3, 2013 the following awards were presented:
THE RENNIE GAULTON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
This award is presented to a faculty member in the department who demonstrates the same dedication to undergraduate teaching that Rennie did. This year's winner is Christina Thorpe.
HONOURS THESIS AWARD
This award is presented to the student who has submitted the best honours thesis. Factors that are considered include experimental design, analysis, theoretical impact and writing style and clarity. This year's winner is Christine Fontaine (Searching for the engram: Enhanced pyramidal cell responses in the piriform cortex parallel an extended early odor preference memory in neonate rats).
PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship, valued at approximately $600, is given to a Psychology student based on academic merit, as well as involvement with the Psychology Department and the community. This year's winner is Jessica Dwyer.
BEST PAPER AND BEST POSTER
These awards are presented to the students who give the best spoken and best poster presentation at the Psychology Research Day. The winners are decided by an evaluation group made up of faculty in the Psychology Department. The Best Spoken Presentation was awarded to Morag Ryan (Interspecific attachment: Social bonds between humans and their "best friends"). The Best Poster was awarded to Allison Chaytor (Dental anxiety: A cross-‐generational study).
You can view the program from the event here.