Seeking Nominations for Three Awards
The Psychology Department is seeking nominations from students for the following three awards. If you would like to be considered for these awards and are either a Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience student, please e-mail Dr. Christina Thorpe (email@example.com) a one-page statement of why you area good candidate for the award as well as a copy of your cv. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00 pm.
The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship
These scholarships valued at approximately $2,500.00 each annually, are the resultof an endowment to The Opportunity Fund by the Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited. They will be awarded to second year students or beyond entering the Faculty of Science. The scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of scholarship standing and a recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Science. All else being equal, preference will be given to students from Labrador.
General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership
This scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, was established through donations and the proceeds of the inaugural Halifax Affinity Dinner, at which General Rick Hillier gave the keynote address. The scholarship is intended to recognize one of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s most celebrated alumni. General Hillier is one of Canada’s most respected and successful military leaders in generations; a leader who has had a profound impact on Canada’s men and women in the military, and an advocate for peace internationally. Upon his retirement in October of 2008, General Hillier took on the position of Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland. To be eligible for this scholarship studentsmust be enrolled full-time in any year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science. Preference will be 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 will also begiven to students who are members of military families, or who are past or present members of the military. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science.
Charlie Riggs and Cathy MacDonald Riggs Memorial Award
This award has been established in memory of Charlie Riggs (Bachelor of Engineering- Mechanical, 1988) and Cathy Macdonald Riggs (Bachelor of Science – Psychology, 1984) by AMEC Earth & Environmental (a division of AMEC Americas Limited). The award will be valued at a portion of the income on the endowment and will be awarded annually on a rotating basis between the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Psychology. Recipients from Psychology must be undergraduate students majoring in Behavioural Neuroscience and beyond their second year of study. They may demonstrate an interest in the psychology or physiology of communication. The students must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. The award will be administered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Head of Psychology, Faculty of Science, respectively.