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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robin Lauzon

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

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

Elisabeth Morrison

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

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

Callum Pufahl

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

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

Olivia Stevenson

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

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

Gina Vaillancourt

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

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

Sydney Zakutney

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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