Student Travel Award

Students enrolled full-time in a Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate or graduate degree program are eligible to apply for funding to support travel to a conference at which they will present their research. The maximum award in support of travel to an international conference is $1000.00 (international conferences should be held outside North-America) and the maximum award in support of travel to a North-American conference is $300.00

A student may receive an award only once during his/her program. This competition is run three times a year – May 1, October 1 and February 1. Students must submit their application prior to attending the conference.  Please ensure that you download the supervisors approval form prior to accessing the application as you will need to upload the form as part of the application process.  Download here

Student Travel Award Application Form

Award Recipients

February

  • Alison O’Connor (PhD, Psychology): 2019 American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference.
  • Breanne Wylie (PhD, Psychology): American Psychology Law Society Conference.
  • Janet Moore (MA, Sociology):  ENGAGE 2019 Power, Privilege and (In)equality: Re-thinking Social Change from the Margins Conference.
  • Jennet Baumbach (MA, Psychology): 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioural Endocrinology
  • Jordan Gallant (MA, Linguistics): Canadian Linguistics Association Conference
  • Nabin Maharjan (PhD, Child and Youth): The Eighth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya
  • Natalie Spadafora (PhD, Child and Youth): Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting
  • Racheal Herlehy (MA, Psychology): Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 23rd Annual Meeting
  • Sarah Henderson (MA, Psychology): Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting
  • Tabitha Methot-Jones (PhD, Psychology): The 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy
  • Taylor Heffer (PhD, Psychology): 2019 Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting
  • Victoria Dykstra (MA, Psychology): Biennial Meeting for the Society of Research in Child Development

MAY

  • Alicia Azzano (MA, Applied Disability): ABAI 45th Annual Convention.
  • Amber-Lee Varadi (MA, Sociology): Congress 2019: Canadian Sociological Association Conference.
  • Brock DeGagne ( MA, Psychology): Canadian Psychological Association’s 80th Annual National Convention.
  • Carly Magnacca (MA, Applied Disability):45th Annual Convention, Association for Behavior Analysis International.
  • Dana Kalil (UG,Child and Youth): Applied Behaviour Analysis International 2019 Convention.
  • Emma Peddigrew (MA, Child and Youth):American Psychology Association Convention 2019.
  • Katelyn Soucie-Vukmanich (MA, Applied Disability):Association of Applied Behavior Analysis International 45th Annual Convention.
  • Kevin Hobbs (MA, Social Justice):Fifteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: “Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance”.
  • Laura Tardi (MA, Applied Disability): 45th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention.
  • Lisa Whittingham (PhD, Child and Youth): XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health.
  • Lydia Lavis (MA, Psychology): 49th Annual Conference of the Jean Piaget Society.
  • Madeline Marie Asaro (MA, Applied Disability): 45th Annual Convention ABAI.
  • Madeline Pontone (MA, Applied Disability): ABAI 45th Annual Convention.
  • Megan Johnson (MA, Popular Culture): Monsters: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

May

  • Elvira Prusaczyk (MA, Psychology): “Women’s Maintenance of Sexism vis-à-vis their Reactions to Sexist Humour.” presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research
  • Catherine McHugh (MA, Applied Disability Studies): “Behavioural Dentistry-A Literature Review” presented at the 44th Annual Convention, Association for Behaviour Analysis International
  • Megan Earle (PhD, Psychology): “Experimental Exposure to Partisan News Exposure Shapes Left-Right Divide in Reactions to Refugees, Muslims, and Terrorism” presented at the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology
  • Nancy Leathen (MA, Applied Disability Studies): “Decreasing Food Selectivity Using the High-Probability Request Sequence: A review” presented at the 44th Annual Convention, Association for Behaviour Analysis International
  • Sarah Marshall (MA, Critical Sociology): “Studying Up’ the Moral Dilemmas of Police Misconduct, the Blue Code and Whistle Blowing” presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference.
  • Stephanie Murray (MA, Geography): “Mobile “Homes”: An Ethnographic Study with American Vandwellers:” presented at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Tara Johnston (MA, Child and Youth Studies): “Literacy Intervention for Struggling Readers – Knowledge Mobilization in Our Communities” presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention
  • Emily Murphy (MA, Child and Youth Studies): “The Perfect Victim: Relational Victimization as an Explanatory Pathway from Perfectionism to Anxiety in Youths” presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention

February

  • Shannon Kitchings (MA, Social Justice and Equity Studies): “Spoken Word Poetry and the Possibility of Reconciliation,” presented at the Power of the Arts National Forum

OCTOBER

  • Caitlyn Gallant (PhD, Psychology): “Age-at-Injury and Sensation-Seeking: Examining the Role of Sensitivity to Reward,” presented at the Third International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury

October

  • Michelle Janzen (PhD, Child and Youth Studies): “Why is it so Hard to do a Good Thing? The Paradox and Dilemma of Parental Advocacy During the Individualized Education Planning Process,” presented at the CLUTE International Conference on Education, Orlando.

May

  • Eneze Baye (MA, Child and Youth Studies): “The Working and Living Experiences of Highly Skilled African Migrant Workers in Doha, Qatar,” presented at the Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux.
  • Mark Hoffarth (PhD, Psychology): “Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation are related to Anti-Transgender Bias and Negative Emotions Towards Transgender People,” presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 2017 Convention.
  • Megan Earle (MA, Psychology): “The Role of Political Ideology in Predicting Lapses from Meat-free Diets to Meat Consumption,” presented at the 18th General Meeting of The European Association of Social Psychology.

February

  • Alison O’Connor (MA, Psychology): “Verbalizing a Commitment Reduces Cheating in Young Children,” presented at the 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention.
  • Ann Farrell (PhD, Psychology): “Incivility in the Classroom: The Role of Temperamental Differences,” presented at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting.
  • Ashley Hosker-Field (PhD, Psychology): “A Multi-sample Examination of Psychopathic Traits and Impulsivity Subtypes,” presented at the 7th Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.
  • Breanne Wylie (MA, Psychology): “Exploring Children’s Ability to Disregard Information From Non-Credible Internet Sources,” presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting.
  • Caitlin Sarah Garner (MA, Sustainability Science and Society): “The Impacts of Wildfire on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Northern Stream Ecosystems,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
  • Cayleigh Sexton (MA, Child and Youth Studies): “Young Carer Supports: A global perspective,” presented at the Child and Youth Care in Action V: Embracing Challenge.
  • Christine Salahub (PhD, Psychology): “Electrophysiological Evidence for Temporally Distinct Effects of Encoding, Maintenance and Perceptual Fidelity in Object-Substitution Masking,” presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting.
  • Claire Matthews (MA, Psychology): “Learning a New Face: The Influence of Variability in Appearance on Children’s Perception of Identity,” presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting.
  • Gala Munoz-Carrier (MA, Sustainability Science and Society): “Efficacy, Trust and Emotional Impact of Climate Change Messaging,” presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada 2017 Annual Conference.
  • Joel Robitaille (PhD, Psychology): “Encoding Induced Alpha EEG Activity Tracks Changes in Working Memory Manipulations,” presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference.
  • Katrien Adurey Ecclestone (MA, Child and Youth Studies): “The Sex Chronicles: Young Girls Narratives about Sex Education and their Sexual Experiences,” presented at the 2017 Physical and Health Education Canada National Conference.
  • Prarthana Franklin (PhD, Child and Youth Studies): “A Review of Infant Facial Cues and their Influence on Parenting Behaviours,” presented at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Biannual Meeting.
  • Tessa Mazachowsky (MA, Psychology): “The Validity of the Children’s Thinking Questionnaire: Development of a Parent-report on Children’s Future Thinking,” presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting.
  • Tyler Prince  (MA, Sustainability Science and Society): “Postglacial Reconstruction of Fire History from a Small Lake in Southwest Yukon Territory using Sedimentary Charcoal and Pollen,” presented at the American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting.

October

  • Elliot MacDonald (MA, Psychology): “Force vs Fury: Physical and Psychological Threat Potential Differentially Predict Aggressive Behaviour,” presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention.