2019 Summer Student Awards

A crucial part of Canadian Frailty Network’s mandate is to develop the next generation of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) – the scientists and teachers, clinicians, and health and social services professionals that will improve care for older adults living with frailty. CFN’s Summer Student Awards Program offers undergraduate students an experiential program in partnership with member institutions and partners across the country. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

The 11 students in our seventh annual cohort represent nine disciplines at nine Host Institutions in seven provinces.



Host Institution

Rebecca Druken Deborah Kelly Memorial University of Newfoundland
Molly Gallibois Danielle Bouchard University of New Brunswick
Alicia Hanman Alexandra Papaioannou McMaster University
Alexandra Lewis Jacqueline McMillan University of Calgary
Ruth Marshall Tracey Rickards University of New Brunswick
Madison Muhic Richard Sawatzky Trinity Western University
Julia Shaw Daniel McIsaac Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Alexandra Stobbe Allison Cammer University of Saskatchewan
Michaella Trites Debra Sheets University of Victoria
Sarah Webb Danielle Bouchard University of New Brunswick
Joyce Wu Soham Rej Jewish General Hospital

About the 2019 competition

Funding: Funding of up to $4,000 each was available, with at least 100% in guaranteed matching funds required from the student’s supervisor. Both must be paid as student salary and benefits only. In New Brunswick, the competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), with NBHRF as the matching fund partner for NB applicants.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students were eligible if they were 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 aligned with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty.