Five students receive graduate scholarship awards

The Faculty of Graduate Studies congratulates the winners of the prestigious 2010 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Awards.

The awards, valued at $17,5000 for one year, provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a master’s degree in a health-related field in Canada. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

This year’s winners are:

Kathryn R. Humphrys
Community Health
“Engaging youth in the process of their own health: Addressing the psychosocial factors of cardiovascular health”

Nicole M. Neil
Applied Disability Studies
“Investigating a Manual-Based Group Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Comorbid Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

Danielle Pessah
Applied Disability Studies
“Using Behavioral Skills Training to Improve Parents’ Treatment Adherence to Speech Language Pathologist’s Recommendations on the implementation of Augmentative Alternative Communication(AAC)”

Chelsea Pretty
Community Health
“Adverse Childhood Experiences and Baroreflex function in Children: The Protective Effect of Physical Activity”

Keeley White
Applied Disability Studies
“The influence of health, mental health, adaptive behaviour and residential history on community involvement of adults with developmental disabilities”

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