Congratulations 2019-2020 MSSU Student Award Recipients

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

The MSSU is pleased to announce the 14 recipients of the 2019-2020 MSSU Student Awards. 

The MSSU Student Awards provide financial support to research trainees pursuing patient-oriented health research. The 2019-20 competition was open to students who are enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island and have an MSSU Associate Scientist for a supervisor. 

These awards are an important part of the MSSU's commitment to developing capacity for patient-oriented research. This year’s competition represents a total investment of $300,000 in the next generation of high-caliber researchers here in the Maritimes. 

The value and duration of the 2019-2020 MSSU Student Award is up to $10,000/year for up to 2 years (Masters) and up to $15,000/year for up to 4 years (Doctoral). The competition was administered by Research Nova Scotia.

Congratulations to all MSSU Student Award recipients! We look forward to your contributions to health-related research in the region.

Recipient Award Type Funding Amount Term

Brittany Barber
Health, Dalhousie University

Supervisors:
George Kephart, Dalhousie University
Daniel Rainham, Dalhousie University

Doctoral $30,000 2 years

Kayti Baur
Community Health & Epidemiology
Dalhousie University

Supervisors:
Leslie Campbell, Dalhousie University
George Kephart, Dalhousie University

Masters $10,000 1 year

Christopher DeWolfe
Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University

Supervisor:
Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University

Doctoral $45,000 3 years

Antonia Di Castri
Community Health & Epidemiology
Dalhousie University

Supervisors:
Scott Halperin, Dalhousie University
Joanne Langley, Dalhousie University

Masters $5,000 1 year

Clare Heggie
Health Promotion, Dalhousie University

Supervisor:
Lois Jackson, Dalhousie University

Masters $10,000 1 year

Nicole MacKenzie
Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University

Supervisor:
Christine Chambers, Dalhousie University

Doctoral $60,000 4 years

Maeridith Guy
Nursing, Dalhousie University

Supervisor:
Jean Hughes, Dalhousie University

Masters $10,000 1 year

Colin Pridy
Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University

Supervisors:
Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University
Margo Watt, St. Francis Xavier University

Doctoral $15,000 1 year

Mike Reid
Epidemiology & Applied Health Research
Dalhousie University

Supervisor:
George Kephart, Dalhousie University

Doctoral $42,500 3 years

Brianna Richardson
Nursing, Dalhousie University

Supervisors:
Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Dalhousie University
Ruth Martin-Misener, Dalhousie University

Doctoral Honourary* -

Julia Rodgers
Political Science, Dalhousie University

Supervisors: 
Katherine Fierlbeck, Dalhousie University
James Barker, Dalhousie University

Doctoral $45,000 3 years

Gracielle Schwenck
Psychology and Neuroscience 
Dalhousie University

Supervisor: 
Natalie Rosen, Dalhousie University

Masters $7,500 1 year

Karen Tang
Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University

Supervisor:
Igor Yakovenko, Dalhousie University

Masters $20,000 2 years

Perri Tutelman
Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University

Supervisor: 
Christine Chambers, Dalhousie University

Doctoral  Honourary* -

*Awards are designated as honourary when the recipient holds external funding in an amount that exceeds the award funding cap set by their institution. Funds are not issued.