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Student Achievement

2014

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for Summer 2014

Laura Fallon

Samir Farhloul

Chelsea Ireland

Therese Kenny

Isaac Hughes

Ian Lehr

Leanna Lewis

Melissa Lye

Emily Pond

Joshua Quinlan

Burton Ward

Faculty of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) for Summer 2014

Avineet Cheema

Martha Ennis

Chelsae Rogers

Departmental Awards presented at Psychology Research Day (April 2, 2014)

Bill McKim Honors 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 Melissa Walsh (Adrenergic Modulation of Olfactory Circuitry and Similar Odour Discrimination).

Bob Adamec Neuroscience Award.  In 2014 the department was deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Bob Adamec, a long-standing member of the neuroscience area. This memorial award will be given to the honours student presenting the best poster in the area of neuroscience.  This year's winner is Isaac Hughes (Locus Coeruleus Activation by Glutamate Enhances Memory for Object Location and Defends Encoding Against Stress).

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 Emily Philpott.

Best Poster. This award is presented to the student who gave the 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 Poster was awarded to Josh Quinlan (Position Error Gradients in the Brown-Peterson Paradigm).

Best Talk. This award is presented to the student who gave the best spoken presentation at the Psychology Research Day. The winners are decided by an evaluation group made up of faculty in the Psychology Department. The Best Talk was awarded to Sarah Oates (Metamemory For Words In Noise).

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Honours Thesis

Hannah Albrechtsons

Chelsea Gambin

Melissa Walsh

The Toronto Alumni Graduate Scholarship

Kayleigh Maxwell was recently awarded The Toronto Alumni Scholarship.

 

2013

Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony on September 24, 2013

The Lou Visentin Award: This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of students graduating with a B.Sc. or B.Sc. Honours degree who have been named to a Dean’s or Director's List for four consecutive years in their program. It is the highest award for undergraduate academic achievement in the Faculty of Science. Five of the 22 students who received the award for the 2012-2013 academic year came from either the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience degree programs:

Allison Chaytor

Jessica Dwyer

Anna Snow

Beibei Song

Desmond Whalen

 

Dean of Science Book Prize: The Book Prize is awarded on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence in the declared major to a student who is not graduating in the academic year of the award.  This year's recipient was Shannon Waye.

Convocation Awards, Spring 2013

University Medals for Academic Excellence:

Behavioural Neuroscience - Desmond Whalen

Psychology - Jordan Brace

Cox and Palmer Prize in Law and Society - Sarah Evans

Grace Morgan Prize in Biochemistry (Nutrition) - Beibei Song

Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award - Christine Fontaine

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Honours Thesis

Christine Fontaine

Hiliary Martin

Kayla Beck

Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Alexis Smith: Awarded The Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s Undergraduate Bursary

Shruti Raheja: Awarded The Charlie Riggs and Cathy MacDonald Riggs Memorial Award

Kayleigh Maxwell: Awarded the Williams Science ScholarshipFaculty of

Marwan Barakji: Awarded the Science Opportunity Fund Scholarship

Burton Ward: Awarded the Julius and Bella Levkovitz Scholarship

Science Atlantic Psychology Conference, May 2013

The Karen Nicholson Award in Neuropsychology is presented annually for the best Neuropsychology undergraduate presentation (oral or poster) at the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference.  This year's recipient was Hiliary Martin.

The Director's Award for Exemplary Work Terms

Leslie Derraugh received The Director's Award for Exemplary Work Terms from the director of co-op education.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for Summer 2013

Jordan Brace

Allison Chaytor

Jessica Dwyer

Isaac Hughes

Ian Lehr

Melissa Lye

Hiliary Martin

Joshua Quinlan

Todd Rowe

Anna Snow

Melissa Walsh

Burton Ward

Kimberly Williams

Faculty of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) for Summer 2013

Catherine Caldwell

Avineet Cheema

Kimberley Mahoney

Emily Pond

Michael Sloan

NSERC Postgraduate scholarships

Christine Fontaine was awarded an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship. She plans to start her Master's with Dr. Brian Christie at University of Victoria in September, 2013.

Hilary Martin was awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. She plans to start her Master's with Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September, 2013.

Department Awards presented at Psychology Research Day (April 3, 2013)

Bill McKim Honors 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 Poster. This award is presented to the student who gave the 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 Poster was awarded to Allison Chaytor (Dental anxiety: A cross-generational study).

For some photos taken at this year's Psychology  Research Day, please click here.

 

2012

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership (2012-2013)

The scholarship is awarded to a student in any year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science. Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership in their activities, either on or off-campus, and students who have graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. When possible, preference is also be given to students who are members of military families, or who are past or present members of the military. The winner this year is Desmond Whalen.

Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony on Oct. 3, 2012

The Lou Visentin Award: The highest award for undergraduate academic achievement in the Faculty of Science. Six of the 25 students who received the award for the 2010-2011 academic year came from either the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience degree programs.

Kayla Furlong (BHNR/BIOC)

Lisa Pinto (BHNR/BIOC)

Britney Jensen (PSYC)

Maria Powell (BHNR/BIOC)

Samantha McRae (PSYC)

Courtney Youden (PSYC)

Dean of Science Book Prize:  Awarded to one student from each of the 10 departments in the Faculty of Science.

Kayla Furlong (BHNR/BIOC)

Burton Ward (BHNR/BIOC)

Desmond Whalen (BHNR)

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Honours Thesis

Elliot Bursey

Amanda Cranford

Maria Powell

Convocation Awards, Spring 2012

University Medals for Academic Excellence

Behavioural Neuroscience: Maria Powell

Psychology: Ashley Baker

Biochemistry: Kayla Furlong

Captain Robert A. Bartlett Science Award: Award includes the criterion that the student must have demonstrated "the spirit of scientific exploration", as exemplified by Captain Bartlett. Comments on Award by Andy Foster: "It is quite a prestigious award because there is only one Bartlett Award presented each year and the entire Faculty of Science graduating class is eligible for it."  Recipient: Maria Powell

Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

Amanda Cranford

Chancellor's Undergraduate Award

Amanda Cranford

Fry Family Foundation Undergraduate Leadership Award

Amanda Cranford

Grace Morgan Prize in Biochemistry (Nutrition)

Kayla Furlong

Apics Conference, May 2012

Two students received NSERC Representatives' Undergraduate Student Awards at the APICS conference.  Best Poster (split-- $100 each):

Brittany Jensen "Acute Inhibition of mTOR Kinase via Systemic Rapamycin Blocks Weight Gain and Food Intake in Rats Under Normal Dietary Conditions"

Amanda Cranford "The Effect of Repeated Exposure to Palatable Food: The Development of Food Preference in the Lateral Hypothalamus"

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for Summer 2012

Ashley Baker

Allison Chaytor

Jessica Dwyer

Thomas Heeley

Isaac Hughes

Brittany Jensen

Anna Snow

Burton Ward

Kimberly Williams

Faculty of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) for Summer 2013

Cassandra Butt

Kylie Goodyear

Megan McGrath

Department Awards presented at Psychology Research Day (March 30, 2012)

Bill McKim Honors 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 Maria Powell (The role of EPAC, an exchange factor activated by cAMP, in mammalian olfactory memory: An analysis of short-term memory and odor discrimination in the neonate rat).

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 Alison Petten.

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 Poster was awarded to Nicole Shea (Judgments about political candidates as a function of their attractiveness, age, and gender).

 

2011

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership (2011-2012)

The scholarship is awarded to a student in any year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science. Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership in their activities, either on or off-campus, and students who have graduated from a high school in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. When possible, preference is also be given to students who are members of military families, or who are past or present members of the military. The winner this year is Maria Powell.

Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony on Oct. 5, 2011

The Lou Visentin Award: The highest award for undergraduate academic achievement in the Faculty of Science. Five of the 25 students who received the award for the 2010-2011 academic year came from either the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience degree programs.

Meaghan Coady (BHNR)

Natasha Kapoor (PSYC)

Victoria Linehan (BIOC/BHNR)

Jonathan Neil (PSYC)

Morag Ryan (PSYC)

Dean of Science Book Prize: Awarded to one student from each of the 10 departments in the Faculty of Science.

Brittany Jensen (PSYC)

Maria Powell (BHNR/BIOC)

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Honours Thesis

Julia Burt

Aishah Bakhtiar

Martina Greene

APICS Conference, May 2011

Two students received NSERC Representatives' Undergraduate Student Awards at the APICS conference. 

Best Talk ($200), Morag Ryan "Parental Choices: A Biological And Behavioural Analysis Of The Common Murre (Uria Aalge)

Best Poster ($200), Danielle Jackson "A Rodent Model Of Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Assessing The Effects Of Stroke In Prefrontal Cortex And Thalamus Using An Attentional Set Shifting Task"

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for Summer 2011

Ashley Baker

Meaghan Coady

Brittany Jensen

Andrew Lehr

Maria Powell

Morag Ryan

Anna Snow

Department Awards presented at Psychology Research Day (April 1, 2011)

Bill McKim Honors 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 Aishah Bakhtiar

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 Kellie Lynch.

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 Poster was awarded to Victoria Linehan.

 

2010

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) (March 2010)

Jillian Bishop was the recipient of a $1000 one-time bursary from CFUW.

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Honours Thesis

Brent Mulrooney

Ashar Pirzada

Meagan White

Apics Conference, May 2010

APICS Undergraduate Science Communication Award ($50):

Best Poster Presentation, Mallory Peacock "Early Exposure Effect on Time-Place Learning Task"

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for Summer 2010

Megan Cody

Kathleen House

Natasha Kapoor

Kellie Lynch

Jonathan Neil

Morag Ryan

Megan White

 

2009

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Honours Thesis

Rebecca Lethbridge

Jennifer Mulle

Jacinta Reddigan

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for Summer 2010

Kathleen House

Eugenia Khorochkov

Rebecca Lethbridge

Kate Murphy

Allison Pridham

Lesley Ann Stapleton

Convocation Awards (May 2009)

Kathy Keating, the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Psychology

Rebecca L. Lethbridge won the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Behavioural Neuroscience

Peter Smith won the Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award, given to a psychology Honours student who has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership within their community

APICS Conference, May 2009

Rebecca L. Lethbridge, an honours student with Carolyn Harley and Sue Walling, received a $100 award in recognition of a presentation that best exemplifies excellence in basic research. Her poster was entitled, "Intrahippocampal Infusion of the β–Adrenoreceptor Agonist Isoproterenol Potentiates the Perforant Path-Evoked Population Spike in the Dentate Gyrus of Urethane-Anesthetized Rats".

Third Annual Science Symposium (MUN, August 2009)

Ten psychology honours students participated in this Symposium. Kate Murphy (supervised by Darlene Skinner) was one of the five prize winners; Susan Flynn (supervised by Carole Peterson), Lindsey Boland (supervised by Ken Fowler) and Leslie Ann Stapleton (supervised by Carolyn Walsh) received honourable mentions. Leslie Ann Stapleton was also the WISE Choice.

Faculty of Science Student Awards (October 2009)

Rebecca Lethbridge (Biochemistry/BHNR) and Stephanie Smith (Psychology) received the Lou Visentin Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievement of graduating students who have been named to the Dean's List for four consecutive years. This award is the highest award for undergraduate academic achievement in the Faculty of Science and was awarded to 25 students in the 2008-2009 academic year.

Keelia Farrell (Biology/BHNR) and Kathleen House (Psychology) received the Dean of Science Book Award, which is awarded annually to a student in each department in the Faculty of Science on the recommendation of the Head of the Department. The student must have demonstrated academic excellence in his/her declared major and completed at least six semesters with a minimum of ninety credit hours.

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