Awards

2019: Early Career Award

Congratulations to lab alumnus, Dr. Kirk Luther, on being awarded the European Association of Psychology and Law's Early Career Award!


2019: SSHRC Scholarship

Congratulations to lab member and MAPS student, Maria Learning, on receiving the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship!


2019: Case Competition

Lab member and MAPS student, Justin Drover, and graduate students Amy Dowden, Emma Meulenkamp, and Samantha Inwood were among the finalists at the Canadian Evaluation Society's Student Evaluation Case Competition. 


2019: Excellent Teacher!

Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Laura Fallon, on being awarded the Graduate Student Union's Award for Excellence in Teaching!


2018: Aldrich Award 

Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Laura Fallon, on being awarded the School of Graduate Studies' Aldrich Award!


2018: Fullbright Scholar

Congratulations to lab alumna, Meagan McCardle, on being awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to study at Brown University!


2017: Another Double Success!

Congratualtions to graduate students, Meagan McCardle and Weyam Fahmy, on being awarded the School of Graduate Studies' Hatcher and Aldrich Awards!


2017: 3MT Runner-up!

Congratulations to graduate student, Christopher Lively, on winning 2nd place in the Faculty of Science's 3 Minute Thesis Competition!


2017: SSHRC Storytellers Finalists

Our lab is home to two Storytellers finalists - graduate students Laura Fallon and Meagan McCardle


2017: Research Day Double Success!

Comgratulations to graduate student, Laura Fallon, and honours student, Weyam Fahmy, on being awarded the Best Talk and Best Thesis awards (respectively) at the Psychology Department's Annual Research Day. 


2017: The American Psychology-Law Society Travel Award

Congratulations to graduate student, Laura Fallon, on being awarded the AP-LS Travel Award to present her research on inter-rater reliability in forensic psychology research is Seattle, USA. 


2017: The Law Foundation of Newfoundland Legal Research Awards

Congratulations to graduate student, Christopher Lively, for being awarded the Law Foundation's Legal Research Award for his paper titled How Social Influence Factors Might Impact the Jury. 

 


2017: Pro-Vice Chancellor's Prize 

Congratulations to honours student, Weyam Fahmy, on being awarded the Pro-Vice Chancellor's Prize for Undergradulate Scholarship for her paper reviewing pseudoscience within the criminal justice system. 


2016: The President's Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Congratulations to Lab Director and Prinicpal Investigator, Dr. Brent Snook, on being awarded The President's Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision!


2016: Successful Ph.D. Defense 

Lab member and new Doctor, Kirk Luther successfully defended his Ph.D. work on the use of sketching to assist investigative interviewers. Kirk expertly answered all of the examiners' questions, and wasn't sketchy in his answers!

Good luck in Lancaster!

(Left to Right - back row: Prof. Danine Farquharson (Chair), Prof. Ken Fowler, Prof. Darlene Skinner, Prof. Cathryn Button; front row: Prof. Aimee Suprenaunt, Dr. Luther, Prof. Brent Snook)


2016: 3MT Winner!

Congratulations to gradute student, Meagan McCardle, on winning 1st place at Memorial University's 3 Minute Thesis Competition! 


2016: Successful Ph.D. Defence

Lab member and new Doctor, Sarah MacDonald successfully defended her Ph.D. work on note taking. Sarah expertly answered all of the examiners' questions. Looks like someone was taking notes in class. 

(Left to Right: Dr. Brent Snook and Dr. Sarah MacDonald)


2016: Psychology Research Day

The lab received quite a haul on Memorial University of Newfoundland's Psychology Research Day in 2016. Graduate student Zak Keeping won the award for best talk (Don't Stop Believin': Factors that Influence Alibi Believability) and Brent Snook won the Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

(Left to right: Zak Keeping and Dr. Brent Snook)

 (Left to right: Dr. Brent Snook and Dr. Ian Neath)


2015: SSHRC 

Congrats to Zak Keeping, who was awarded CGS Master's Funding from SSHRC to conduct research on Behavioural Nudging and Investigative Interviewing. 


2014: SSHRC Talent Award

More Congratulations to Kirk Luther, who was awarded the SSHRC Talent Award  for academic excellence, research and knowledge mobility, and potential for leadership in and out of academia. 

Kirk's ambitious application of scientific research to protecting the human rights of vulnerable populations set him apart from the competition. 

 Top Row (Left to Right): Robin MacEwan, Michael Muthukrishna, James O'Callaghan, Ted Hewitt (Executive Vice President, SSHRC), Hon. David Johnston, Ursula Gobel (Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, SSHRC), Vineeth Sekharan, Marylynn Steckley

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Thomas Lemiux (Insight Award), Nico Trocmé (Connection Award), Beverley Diamond (Gold Medal), Wendy Craig (Partnership Award), Kirk Luther (Talent Award)

Dr. Gary Kachanoski (left) and Kirk Luther (right)
celebrating Kirk's big win in Ottawa

 

[Press Release]


2014: University Medal for Excellence in a Thesis-Based Master's Program

Congratulations to Kirk Luther who was awarded the University Medal for Excellence in a Thesis-Based Master's Program! This medal is awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies to a Master's candidate who has demonstrated excellence in the production of a thesis. Only one medal may be awarded in each academic year. 


 2014: 3MT - Eastern Regional Competition

Congratulations to Kirk Luther who took top prize at the Eastern Regional 3MT Compeition! Kirk will be participanting in Canada's first virtual 3MT competition.

You can see Kirk's video here.

 (From Left to Right): Kyle Massia, Sherin Al-Safadi, Thérèse Chevalier, Kirk Luther

 [Press Release]

Nature of the Competition
Three minutes. Eight of Canada's best minds. The power of the spoken word. Competitors will present the complexities of their research in an engaging and accessible way before a live audience. The 3MT concept has had widespread international popularity since it was developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. One take. One static slide. No props.


 2013: 3MT @ Memorial University

Congratulations to Kirk Luther who was awarded top prize in MUN's first 3MT competition. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. Research students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.

3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or 'dumbing-down' research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Click here to watch Kirk's 3MT presentation.

(From Right to Left): Winner: Kirk Luther, Runner-up: Andrew Bullen, and People's Choice Award: Stacy Phillips.


 2013: SSHRC Storytellers

Kirk Luther submitted a video entry into the newly launched SSHRC competition titled Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers. His video submission tells the story of his research which studies youth and the criminal justice system - specifically, how well youth can understand their legal rights. Kirk was one of 25 winners from across Canada to win this competition. 

See Kirk's video submission here.

Kirk presented his research in Victoria, BC at Congress 2013, and was one of five winners selected to present his research at the World Social Science Forum in Montreal.

See exerpts from the World Social Science Forum here.


2013: Dr. Sarah Chaulk

We are very pleased to announce that Sarah Chaulk, Psy.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology, has passed her Psy.D. oral defence. Dr. Chaulk's thesis was titled Measuring and Predicting Police Caution Comprehension in Adult Offenders and the RElationship to Cognitive Functioning.

Top row (Left to right): Dr. Jackie Hesson, Dr. Ken Fowler
Bottom row (Left to right): Dr.Shirley Solberg, Dr. Sarah Chaulk, Dr. Brent Snook

 

Dr. Sarah Chaulk, Dr. Brent Snook 


 2012: Law Foundation Legal Research Award

Kirk Luther (bottom row, second from the left) and Zak Keeping (bottom row, third from the left) receiving the 2011-2012 Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Research Award. Click here to see the full press release. 


2012: Dr. Kathy Keating

We are very pleased to announce that Kathy Keating, Psy.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology, has passed her Psy.D. oral defence. Dr. Keating's thesis was titled The Effect of the Mental Illness Label and Characteristics of Persons with Mental Illness on Police Officer Attitudes and Behavioral Responses.

Top row (Left to right): Dr. Darcy Hallett, Dr. Danine Farquharson
Bottom row (Left to right): Dr. Brent Snook, Dr. Kathy Keating, Dr. Ian Neath

 
Dr. Brent Snook, Dr. Kathy Keating 


 2011: Law Foundation Legal Research Award

Kirk Luther (bottom row, second from the right) receiving the 2010-2011 Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Research Award. Kirk received this award for his Honour's Thesis titled The Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System: A Test of Inter-Rater Reliability. Click here to see the full press release.


2011: Dr. Joseph Eastwood

We are very pleased to announce that Joseph Eastood, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology, has passed his Ph.D. oral defence with distinction. Dr. Eastwood's Ph.D. thesis was titled Improving the Comprehension of Canadian Police Cautions.

Top row (left to right): Dr. Jamie Drover, Dr. Timothy Moore, Dr. Carole Peterson, Dr. Leonard Lye.
Bottom row (left to right): Dr. Joseph Eastwood, Dr. Brent Snook

 

Top row (left to right): Dr. Darlene Skinner, Dr. Jamie Drover, Dr. Ian Neath, Dr. Leonard Lye, Dr. Malcolm Grant.
Bottom row (left to right): Dr. Brent Snook, Dr. Joseph Eastwood, Dr. Carole Peterson 


2011: Recognition of Excellence Award

Kathy Keating (left) receiving the Recognition of Excellence Award for obtaining the F.A. Aldrich Award.

Sarah MacDonald (right) receiving the Recognition of Excellence Award for obtaining the SSHRC Master's Graduate Scholarship. 


 2011: Psychology Society Award

Kellie Lynch receiving the Memorial University Psychology Society Award. 


June 2009: Inspector John C. House Appointed To The Order of Merit of the Police Forces


Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces to Inspector John Clifton House, M.O.M., from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, St. John’s.

Date: June 5, 2009
Photographer: MCpl Jean-François Néron, Rideau Hall
Photo Number: GG2009-0265-040

 

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces honours a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Police Services, and recognizes their commitment to this country. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development.


Paul Gendreau receives the Order of Canada.


Yvette & Paul Gendreau

Paul Gendreau has made seminal contributions to correctional theory and practice that have had an impact on criminal justice systems around the world. A psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of New Brunswick, he has used evidence-based research to develop rehabilitation programs for offenders. A highly sought-after consultant and advisor, he has shared his broad knowledge with government agencies, private sector organizations and universities across North America and in England, Australasia and Jamaica. He has also earned accolades as an educator who has influenced a generation of criminology and psychology students and inspired them to become leaders in their field.

The Order of Canada Medal

Civilian honour awarded in Canada. Established in 1967, the award is administered by the Governor General with the assistance of an advisory council and is granted to 'Canadian citizens for outstanding achievement and service to the country or to humanity at large.' Any living Canadian may be nominated for membership by any other Canadian.

Initially a member of the Order either was made a Companion (CC, limited to 165 living persons at any given time) or was awarded the Medal of Service. Companions of the Order of Canada honours are awarded for service with the highest degree of merit to Canada and to humanity. Recipients may also be named to the rank of Companion in recognition of extraordinary achievement in their field of endeavour. In 1972 holders of the Medal of Service took the newly created rank of Officer (OC), and a third level, Member (CM), was introduced. Up to 64 appointments can be made to the rank of Officer every year compared with 136 to the rank of Member. By May 2004 more than 250 Canadians had been honoured for achievement in the field of music or in support of musical activity. In the following list, the year of appointment is given after the name. A date range is given for the first award to those persons who have later been elevated within the ranks of the Order. Many of the recipients of the Order of Canada listed have individual entries in EMC.


School of Graduate Studies Awards

 

Joe Eastwood - SGS Dean's Excellence Award for obtaining a SSHRC scholarship and Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies.

 

Ricky Cullen - SGS Dean's Excellence Award for also obtaining a SSHRC scholarship.

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