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Celebrating outstanding U of R student research

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: October 30, 2020 11:00 a.m.

In 2020, 55 University of Regina student researchers received awards through the Tri-Council - the primary mechanism that the Government of Canada supports post-secondary research and training.
In 2020, 55 University of Regina student researchers received awards through the Tri-Council - the primary mechanism that the Government of Canada supports post-secondary research and training. Photo: UAC

Student researchers at the University of Regina are attracting attention on the national level.

Over the past year, a group of U of R students have been acknowledged for their academic excellence with national student awards. These awards have been presented through the Tri-Council, the primary mechanism that the Government of Canada supports post-secondary research and training. The Tri-Council encompasses three national student research funding agencies: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; and, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Each year, students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level apply for awards through the three agencies which helps to fund their important research projects. In 2020, 55 U of R students received awards through the Tri-Council.

2020 Recipients of Tri-Council Awards:

  • Emily Avey
  • Annaliese Beck-McKenzie
  • Kaelen Bennett
  • Nikki Burnette
  • Louise Castillo
  • Joshua Christiansen
  • Stephen Davis
  • Jeffrey Deminchuk
  • Bennett Eidsness
  • Jenna England
  • James Giroux
  • Thomas Goldade
  • Tia Hadican
  • Maria Halleran
  • Alyssa Hoffert
  • Naveed Iqbal
  • Noah Johnson
  • Ashlyn Kirk
  • Devin Klapatiuk
  • Maegan Krajewski
  • Caeleigh Landry
  • Ryan Laube
  • Kendra Lemieux
  • Jessica Lerminiaux
  • Yianni Maragos
  • Amanda Mihalicz
  • Raegan Moynes
  • Kevina Mullock
  • Kate Nimegeers
  • Apurv Patel
  • Jared Price
  • Nachiket Rana
  • Bethany Sander
  • Michiko Sawa
  • Amber Schick
  • Hannah Senicar
  • Ashton Sies
  • Naomi Marie Wee

 

One of the student recipients of Tri-Council funding, Stephen Davis BEd’13, is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education and lecturer in the Baccalauréat en éducation program. Since completing his first U of R degree, Davis has received a Master of Arts in Second Language Education at McGill University, taught in Saskatoon in French immersion, and worked extensively with refugees in language programs.

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Stephen Davis is a PhD student
in the Faculty of Education and
recipient of a Tri-Council award
Photo: Provided by Stephen Davis

Through his Tri-Council award funding, Davis will complete research that he believes will help to positively impact the lives of refugee students and their French language learning.

“It is my hope that this research will contribute to a better understanding of the unique challenges facing refugee families in the Prairies and inspire inclusive educational policies and transformative practices throughout Canada,” says Davis.

Davis is excited for the opportunity to return to the U of R thanks to the support he has received as a Tri-Council award recipient. 

“I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and to the University of Regina for supporting my research, which I believe will lead to more equitable and inclusive French language programs in Canada,” says Davis.

Dr. Nicholas Jones, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, acknowledged the significance of the Tri-Council Awards and their significance they have on deserving student researchers.

"Congratulations to all of our Tri-Council award recipients. Your hard work, dedication and academic prowess has been recognized at the national level,” says Jones. “Well done!”

He also underscored the impact that these awards can have on building the U of R’s reputation as an institution that produces important research.

“Your work is helping to affirm the quality of research produced at the U of R and its impact on the national and international level," says Jones.