Acadia's 2021-2022 Undergraduate Scotia Scholars Announced


Acadia student Allie Delaney stands against a tree in the autumn
Allie Delaney received an award for her "No One Left Behind" project. She is one of 14 recipients from Acadia.

Acadia University is pleased to share the Research Nova Scotia (RNS) announcement of the recipients of the 2021-2022 Scotia Scholars Awards (Undergraduate).

The Scotia Scholars Awards were created to provide financial support to high-calibre trainees engaged in health-research related academic study at Nova Scotia universities.

The value and duration of the Scotia Scholars Award are up to $5,000 for eight months for undergraduate students. Funds were allocated to Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia Community College, St. Francis Xavier University, and University of King's College. The number of awards issued were determined by each university. Applicants were evaluated by their institution based on their past academic, leadership, and research achievements.

Please join us in congratulating the following undergraduate recipients at Acadia of the Scotia Scholars Awards:

Miranda Amiro
Chemistry

Project: How do ticks detect repellents? Natural product-based repellents to prevent tick bite and transmission of Lyme disease and other vector borne diseases.

Supervisor: Dr. Nicoletta Faraone
Amount: $1,500


Rikki Clark
Biology

Project: Exploring the molecular mechanisms by which mastoparan exerts anti-cancer and anti-migration effects on colorectal cancer cell lines in vitro.

Supervisor: Dr. Melanie Power Coombs
Amount: $1,500


Alex Comeau
Biology

Project: Studying the anti-metastatic potential of phloridzin docosahexaenoate (PZ-DHA) on colon cancer.

Supervisor: Dr. Melanie Power Coombs
Amount: $1,500


Courtney Crouse
Kinesiology, Biology

Project: Do female varsity cross-country athletes experience alterations in physiological aerobic performance during ovulation and menstruation phases their menstrual cycle.

Supervisor: Dr. Karen Kendall
Amount: $1,500


Allie Delaney
Sociology

Project: No One Left Behind: Making Connections about Accessibility and the Inclusion of Older Adults in the Village of New Minas.

Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Casey
Amount: $1,500


Zachary Dickson
Community Development

Project: Investigating the barriers to participation in snow sports for persons living with a disability in Nova Scotia.

Supervisor: Dr. Glyn Bissix
Amount: $1,500


Emma Herman
Psychology

Project: Are Health Outcomes Related to Valence of the Memories of Coming Out.

Supervisor: Dr. Diane Holmberg and Dr. Karen Blair
Amount: $1,500


Lincoln Inglis
Psychology

Project: Developing an intuitive augmented reality feedback system for use with a prosthesis simulator.

Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Blustein
Amount: $1,500


Robin Lauzon
Politics

Project: Nova Scotia’s New Telehealth Programs: Mental Health Policy and Rural Nova Scotians.

Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Brickner
Amount: $1,500


Elisabeth Morrison
Kinesiology

Project: Probing the relationship between frailty, vascular health, and cognitive function in older adults.

Supervisor: Dr. Nicholas Bray
Amount: $1,500


Callum Pufahl
Kinesiology

Project: Understanding the Time Course of Resistance Exercise Induced Muscle Damage in Sarcopenic Women.

Supervisor: Dr. Réne Murphy
Amount: $1,500


Olivia Stevenson
Kinesiology

Project: Helping Students Help Themselves: Identifying Factors for Success in a Multidimensional Wellness Program.

Supervisor: Dr. Jonathon Fowles
Amount: $1,500


Gina Vaillancourt
Psychology

Project: Effectiveness of a new computerized treatment protocol for spatial neglect post stroke.

Supervisor: Dr. Anne Sophie Champod
Amount: $1,500


Sydney Zakutney
Biology

Project: Impact of Stress on Neurogenesis in Zebrafish.

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Wilson
Amount: $1,500


For more information

See the complete list of recipients in the Research Nova Scotia release.


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