Million-dollar Payday for Student Researchers
Million-dollar Payday for Student Researchers

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May 27, 2008

They’ll be studying everything from Peruvian archaeology to Parkinson’s Disease and will work with people, bacteria, DNA, fish, rats and trees.

They will earn their way to additional time with leading researchers at the University of Lethbridge and gain valuable work experiences in the process.

The more than 80 students rewarded by the University of Lethbridge with scholarships and research awards on Wednesday, May 28 represent the top student-researchers across all U of L Faculties and Schools.

A ceremony to recognize their achievements will take place beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the dining room of the University Cafeteria (CJ’s) on level 6 of University Hall, section A.

The total value of all 88 awards handed out by university officials is $1,067,701. This includes University-sponsored grants as well as those funded by provincial and federal agencies and other sources.

A complete list follows.

Eighty-three recipients will share an average $12,863 in scholarship funding in 14 award categories.

Awards typically range from approximately $4,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on the sponsoring agency, and can be renewed for additional years of study.

Significant ‘firsts’ include Mackenzie Coatham, first high school student to hold an AHFMR summer studentship, and Kyle Hambrook, who will be traveling to Russia to participate in a “Math in Moscow” program as one of only 3 Canadians and the U of L’s first winner.

The award categories are as follows:

ALBERTA HERITAGE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH (AHFMR) Summer Studentship

AHFMR Summer Studentships offer motivated undergraduate students with exceptional academic records an opportunity to participate in medical or health research during the summer months. The award is meant to encourage students to consider pursuing formal training and a career in health research. The Studentship is valued at $5,200 over 4 months.

This year’s recipients are:

Mackenzie Coatham
Denis Davidov
Ambra Gullacher
Christa Klapko
Joelle Kopp
Diana Lim
Norah-Faye Matthies
Andrej Pogribny
Nichole Schmold
Stephanie Wickersham

Total value of awards: $52,000

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CHINOOK RESEARCH SUMMER AWARD

This award is intended to stimulate an interest in research and advance the training of undergraduate students, from all faculties, by providing them with research experience. Each student will be working with a University of Lethbridge faculty member that has an ongoing research program. The award is valued at $4,000 and may be supplemented by their supervisors.

This year’s recipients are:

Jessica Andrusiak
Nadine Baker
Thera Body
Silvana Campus
Seung Joon Choe
Michaela DeBeyer
Kristen Dow
James Falconer
Lindsey Garner-Knapp
Kyle Hambrook
Yun-Jung Kim
Vanessa Lodermeier
Ashley Marchuk
Michelle Morris
Rae Stauffer
Kelly Stephen
Tanya Wagner

Total value of awards: $68,000

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CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR)
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

The purpose of this program is to further strengthen clinical research by providing research training to health professional students enrolled in an undergraduate program. The award is valued at $4,251 for 3 months.

This year’s recipient is: Ambra Gullacher

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HEALTH QUALITY COUNCIL OF ALBERTA STUDENTSHIP

Funded by the Health Quality Council of Alberta, the purpose of studentships is to conduct research into quality and safety in the health care system. The award is valued at $4,000.

This year’s recipient is: Katherine Egan

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MATH IN MOSCOW SCHOLARSHIP

The Math in Moscow scholarship offers foreign undergraduate students specializing in mathematics or computer science the opportunity to send a semester in Moscow studying at the Independent University of Moscow. Only three scholarships are awarded each year. The award is valued at $9,000.

This year’s recipient is: Kyle Hambrook

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NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (NSERC)
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

This award is intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students in research by providing them with valuable experience in a university laboratory, and to encourage these students to undertake graduate studies. Each award is valued at $5,625 for 16 weeks and may be supplemented by their supervisors.

This year’s recipients are:

Heather Bird
Dora Capatos
Gregory Christie
Cassandra Churchill
Selina Dobing
Dillon Hambrook
Stephanie Jones
Stefan koppert
Katherine LaFreniere
Christine Michell
Aaron Mullin
Samuel Neale
alan nielsen
jamie novlesky
Chad Povey
Nathan Puhl
Laura Robertson
Jerrah Sawatsky
Anthony Schmieder
david sessford
Michael Shields
Jenny Shim
Joel Stimson
Mark Thom
Jaden Wright
Dani Zwueste

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ALBERTA CANCER BOARD GRADUATE STUDENTSHIP

The Alberta Cancer Board Graduate Studentship is granted to students who will be carrying out research related to cancer within the Province of Alberta. The award is valued at $20,000 per year, for two years.

This year’s recipient is: Lidia Luzhna

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ALBERTA INGENUITY FOUNDATION (AIF) MSc STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This award is for students currently in a science, engineering, or agricultural field. The award consists of an annual stipend and a $1,500 research allowance, for up to 5 years. The total value of the award is $33,000.

This year’s recipient is: Evan Mercier

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NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (NSERC) MASTERS AWARDS

NSERC’s Master’s awards provide financial support to the most outstanding eligible scholars pursuing a Master's degree in a Canadian university. The Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $17,500 and the Postgraduate Scholarship is valued at $17,300.

This year’s Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients are:

ERIKA DROESSLER
CRYSTAL EHRESMAN
BEN IRELAND
JENNI KARL
EVAN MERCIER
MICHAEL NEMETH

This year’s Postgraduate Scholarship recipients are:

Chelsea Matisz
Julie Nielsen
Chad Povey
Jennifer Przybylski

Total value of awards: $174,200

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SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSHRC) MASTERS AWARDS

The SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s program seeks to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly-qualified personnel by supporting students in the social sciences and humanities who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The award is valued at $17,500 for one year.

This year’s J. Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship recipients are:

Jennifer Arthur
Danielle Demiantschuk
Nadine Duckworth
Michael Granzow
Nicole Hembroff
Colin Hirano
Tammi Mills
Christopher Myhr
Elise Ray
Jenna Would
Chelcie Zimmer

Total value of awards: $192,500

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NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL DOCTORAL AWARDS

NSERC’s Doctoral awards provide financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in doctoral programs in the natural sciences. The Canada Graduate Scholarships are offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants are offered an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship. These programs offer support for a minimum duration of 24 months and a maximum duration of 36 months. The Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $35,000 per annum and the Postgraduate Scholarship is valued at $21,000 per annum.

This year’s Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient is: Lesley Rutledge

This year’s Postgraduate Scholarship recipients are:

Heather Bell
Jody Filkowski
Andrea Millen

Total value of awards: $259,000

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PRIVATE FOUNDATION GRANT

Funded by a private foundation that has requested anonymity, the following recipients from the Department of Neuroscience received a research stipend to support their studies.

The recipients are:

Muhammad Arif
Kara Brissette
Heather Bell
Fraser Sparks
Richelle Mychasiuk

Total value of awards: $85,500

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