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Research and Graduate Studies

2022 award recipients

  • President Award  Heather Kelly (Biology)
  • Provost & Vice-President, Academic Award  Curtis Plug (Chemistry)
  • Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies Award  Jennifer Heldt (Environmental Studies)
  • Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement & Graduate Studies Award  Lisa Horton (Environmental Studies)
  • Vice President, Students Award  Jordan McEvoy (Psychology)
  • Vice Provost & Associate Vice-President, Academic Award  Jose Toffoli (Physics & Metatronics)
  • Dean, College of Arts - Social Sciences Award  Samantha Motola (Psychology)
  • Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Award  Katrina Frankenberger (Kinesiology)
  • Dean, Faculty of Science Award  Daylan Pritchard (Biology)
  • Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award  Nicole Cusick (Nursing)
  • Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies Award Leah Hamm (Agriculture)

President Award ($200)

The investigation of LNP-siRNA formulations for Rainbow Trout fish cell lines through the examination of cellular uptake and reporter gene knockdown in vitro

Author: Heather Kelly
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Justin Lee, Dr. Lucy Lee

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Provost & Vice-President, Academic Award ($200)

Investigations into the pharmacological impact of mono- or di-methoxy substitutions on chalcones in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans

Author: Curtis Plug
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Nathan Bialas

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Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies Award ($200)

The impact of urbanization on water quality in Stoney Creek, Abbotsford, BC: The correlation in temperature and dissolved oxygen

Author: Jennifer Heldt
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Steven Marsh

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Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies Award ($200)

Utilizing GIS to bridge the gap between vertical farming and local consumers

Author: Lisa Horton
UFV faculty supervisors: Dr. Rob Newall, Dr. Stephania Pizzirani, Dr. Addisalem Benyam

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Vice President, Students Award ($200)

A more generalizable application of social norms and its effect on the trustworthy bias

Author: Jordan McEvoy
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Shawn Geniole

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Vice Provost & Associate Vice-President, Academic Award ($200)

Monte Carlo Simulation for high energy photons in radiotherapy dosimetry

Author: Jose Toffoli
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Derek Harnett

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Dean, College of Arts - Social Sciences Award ($200)

How psychologists talk about psychological knowledge and research in podcasts: A discourse analysis

Author: Samantha Motola
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Donna Tafreshi

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Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Award ($200)

The feasibility of an online progressive resistance training program with instability for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A pilot study

Author: Katrina Frankenberger
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Gillian Hatfield

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Dean, Faculty of Science Award ($200)

Applying image analysis tools for rapid processing of in vitro Rainbow Trout cell migration data

Author: Daylan Pritchard
UFV faculty supervisors: Avril Alfred, Dr. Lucy Lee

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Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies Award ($200)

Exploring the experiences of D/deaf and hard of hearing people in the Canadian healthcare system

Author: Nicole Cusick
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Shelley Canning

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Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies Award ($200)

Thrips monitoring in leeks: Preliminary observations from the 2021 and 2022 field season

Author: Leah Hamm
UFV faculty supervisor: Dr. Renee Prasad

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“When you get to talk to the people you’re working with and they tell you how they’ve been impacted, it’s just the best feeling to know you made a difference. Seeing how you can take your breadth of knowledge, share it with someone else, then see the impact on their life is definitely a huge highlight!”

  • – Alicia Dyck
  •    Global Development Studies (GDS)

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