Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) Selected Outcomes

The following are JCURA student recipients from 2009 to present. Here are some of the outcomes from the JCURA:

2018-2019 JCURA Recipient

Caitlin Craig, Department of Anthropology / Supervisor: Dr. April Nowell
Published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports!
The Effects of Heating Ostrich Eggshell: An Experimental Approach. Caitlin Craig, Ben Collins, April Nowell and Christopher J. H. Ames. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

2017-2018 JCURA Recipient

Cedar McMechan, School of Nursing / Supervisor: Dr. Anne Bruce
Published in the Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, Canadian Nursing Students’ Experiences with Medical Assistance in Dying / Les expériences d’étudiantes en sciences infirmières au regard de l’aide médicale à mourir, Cedar McMechan, Anne Bruce, and Rosanne Beuthin
This journal is open-access with readership across Canada and all nursing educational institutions.

2016-2017 JCURA Recipient

Zachary Anderson, School of Nursing / Supervisor: Dr. Debra Sheets
Musical Connections: A Descriptive Study of Community-Based Choirs for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers. The Arbutus Review, (18) 1: 72-81. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

2015-2016 JCURA Recipient

Ellery Rose Lamm
, Department of Writing / Supervisor: Prof. Maureen Bradley
4th year Writing student, Ellery Lamm, has been awarded best student animation at the 2015 Montreal’s World Film Festival.

Aviva Lessard, Department of Anthropology / Supervisor: Prof. Brian Thom
Celebrated as innovative, story-based approach to online Indigenous cartography, in the latest issue of The Canadian Geographer

2013-2014 JCURA Recipient

Erin Lowey
, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies / Supervisor: Dr. Ulf Schuetze
Outcome: Published in the  Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching. It reports the results of an experiment that was carried out as part of Erin’s 2013 JCURA.

2012-2013 JCURA Recipients

Lucas Kavenagh
, School of Earth & Ocean Sciences / Supervisor: Dr. Colin Goldblatt
Outcome: Paper published in Earth and Plantary Science Letters (a very respected journal, IF 4.7). L. Kavenagh and C. Goldblatt, Using raindrops to constrain past atmospheric density, Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., 413, 51-58, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.032, 2015.
Lucas also presented at the 2013 AGU Fall meeting, where he won an “outstanding student paper award” for his presentation.

Jacqueline Maria Warren, Department of Mathematics & Statistics / Supervisor: Dr. Gary MacGillivray
Outcome: Paper “Utilitas Mathematica”.

2011-2012 JCURA Recipients

Connor Gaston
, Department of Writing / Supervisor: Prof. Maureen Bradley
Outcome: Completed a short film, BARDO LIGHT. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2012. TIFF is one of the top three film festivals in the world.

Regan Schrumm, Department of History in Art / Supervisor: Dr. Evanthia Baboula
Outcome: An exhibit "Windows into Heaven".

2010-2011 JCURA Recipient

Jill Doucette, Business / Supervisor: Dr. Charlene Zietsma
Outcome: Paper: Charlene Zietsma, Richard Tuck and Jill Doucette (2011). Seeking Greener Pastures: Clean Technology Entrepreneurs’ Efforts to Overcome Barriers to Adoption. Accepted for Conference Proceedings publication, CCSBE 2011 Annual Meeting in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2009-2010 JCURA Recipient

Tamara Meixner, Department of Psychology / Supervisor: Dr. James W. Tanaka, and Justin Kantner, Cognition and Brain Sciences Program, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada
Outcome: Paper on Exploring the perceptual spaces of faces, cars and birds in children and adults.

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