2016 Summer Student Awards
Twenty-one students were selected in the fourth cohort of the Summer Student Awards Program. Students receive up to $4,500 from CFN, with matching funds provided by the student’s supervisor.
Nicole Babin; Supervisor: Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, McMaster University
Bannuya Balasubramanaiam; Superivsor: Jacques Lee, Sunnybrook
Veronica Bergstrom; Supervisor: Carole Estabrooks, University of Alberta
Courtney Busson; Supervisor: Kathleen Valentine, University of New Brunswick
Charlene Chang; Supervisor: Stephen Robinovitch, Simon Fraser University
Karen Chiu; Supervisor: Andrea Iaboni, University Health Network
Chao Dong Hu; Supervisor: Tejal Patel, University of Waterloo
Patricia Julian; Supervisor: Lori Schindel Martin, Ryerson University
Andrew Lagrotteria; Supervisor: Cindy Hamielec, Hamilton Health Sciences
Antoine Lague; Supervisor: Marcel Emond, Laval University
Thalia Magyar; Supervisor: Melanie Martin, University of Winnipeg
Dawson McCann; Supervisor: Richard Sawatzky, Trinity Western University
Andrew Perrella; Supervisor: Vicky Chau, University Health Network
Andrea Petrella; Supervisor: Matthew Heath, University of Western Ontario
Karen Philpott; Supervisor: Joan Kingston, University of New Brunswick
Jessica Shannon; Supervisor: Greg Hirsch, Dalhousie University
Molly Steer; Supervisor: Kevin Woo, Queen's University
Kaitlyn Tate; Supervisor: Greta Cummings, University of Alberta
Mathilde Theriault; Supervisor: Sarah Pakzad, University of Moncton
Cody Weiler; Supervisor: Joel Lanovaz, University of Saskatchewan
Billy Zhao; Supervisor: Jennifer Baumbusch, University of British Columbia
About the 2016 competition
In the 2016 competition, funding of up to $4,500 each was available, with a 100% matching funds (to match CFN funding), and both paid as student salary and benefits only.
Undergraduate students were eligible to apply if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an eligible Canadian university at the time of application. Applicants must have completed all of the course requirements of at least the first year of study in their programs (two academic terms), and must be in good academic standing with their universities.
Students from any discipline were encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed summer activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving health care for seriously ill, frail elderly Canadians.
A Pre-Application Indication of Intent was required for this competition by 12 noon ET on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Applications were not considered unless an indication of intent to apply wass received electronically using the online form.
Applications were due Thursday, March 10, 2016 by 12 noon ET from those who registered intent online by the deadline.
Documents used in competition:
Eligibility and requirements are outlined in the Call for Applications/Program Guidelines (Appel de demandes/Lignes directrices du programme). Applicants should also consult the Application Instructions (Instructions sur la présentation d'une demande) before applying.
2016 Application Package elements:
- Application form
- Learning plan
- Student's CV/resume
- Endorsement from proposed supervisor
- Endorsement from proposed interdisciplinary mentor