Recipient institutions

Royal Ottawa Hospital – Research Chair in Suicide Prevention $100,000
Royal Ottawa Hospital – Prize for Mental Health Research. Year 4 winner: Dr. Tracie O. Afifi, University of Manitoba $100,000
The Ottawa Hospital/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – From the Military to the Health Care Front $25,000
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – BRAVA project $75,000
Memorial University of Newfoundland $25,000
Université Laval $25,000
Université de Montréal $25,000
McGill University $25,000
University of Ottawa $25,000
Queen’s University $25,000
University of Toronto $25,000
McMaster University $25,000
University of Western Ontario $25,000
Northern Ontario School of Medicine $25,000
University of Saskatchewan $25,000
University of Alberta $25,000
University of Calgary $25,000
University of British Columbia $25,000

Student recipients

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Student Title of research project Facility advisor(s)
Katrina Bartellas Body image concerns, depression, suicidality and psychopharmacological changes in post-operative variatric surgery patients: a review and mixed-methods study Dr. Chris Smith
Katie Bennett Assessment of sexual health after pelvic radiotherapy with cancer of the rectum or anal canal treated Dr. Teri Stuckless
Jayne Flynn The role of candidate tumour suppressors ZNF132 and ZNF154 in oral squamous cell carcinoma Dr. Tom Belbin
Melissa O’Brien Cardiac outcomes in women with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer Dr. Melanie Seal
Vanessa Pickard Recognition and response to a perioperative myocardial infarction, following a non-cardiac surgery, by a medical clerk Dr. Gillian Sheppard

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Université Laval

Student Title of research project Facility advisor
Philippe Cadieux Personalized radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumours Dr. Jean-Mathieu Beauregard
Maxime Drolet 4E (extreme exercise and energy expenditure) Dr. Jean-Pierre Despres
Katherine Gagnon-Labelle CARIPP (carE FOR Indigenous Poisoned Patients) – soins auz patients autochtones empoisonnés Dr. Maude St-Onge
Catherine Lepage Using a portable monitoring device to increase motivation for physical activity in patients with type 2 diabetes Dr. Caroline Rheaume
Joanie Melancon Stress factors and pregnancy-related complications Dr. Caroline Rheaume
Amina Ouali Polypharmacie chez les aînés québécois atteints de MPOC entre 2000 et 2001 Dr. Caroline Sirois
Xavier Roberge Role of mCSF in a model of demyelinisation induced by cuprisone Dr. Serge Rivest
Marc-Antoine Sylvain-Morneau Exploration of neural cell dynamics by digital holographic microscopy: towards a better understanding of functional neuroimaging signals Dr. Pierre Marquet

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Université de Montréal

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Antoine Bernier Neuro-immunology of cancer immune surveillance Dr. Sebastien Talbot
Andra Brezai Rôle de la thrombine dans les cardiomyocytes en presence du ploqueur de P38 MAPK dans un contexte de régénération cardiaque Dr. Angelo Calderont
Karim Lebied Substrats neurobiologiques de la recompense Dr. Pierre-Paul Rompre
Francis Leblanc Analyse de la conformation tridimensionnelle des chronosomes de cellules endothéliales suite à un stress inflammatoire Dr. Guillaume Lettre
Luiji Mimosa The relationship between cannabis and criminality in persons with severe mental illness (SMI): preliminary results from the CANVI study Dr. Alexandre Dumais

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McGill University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Leila Cattelan Investigating geographic clustering and external triggers for anogenital skin and gastrointestinal cancers in Canada Dr. Denis Sasseville
Sami Chergui Identification of regulators of leukemic growth in vivo using CRISPR Dr. Francois Mercier
Yibin Dang Looking at gender and ischemic heart disease in GENESIS PRAXY, VIRGO and EVA cohorts Dr. Louise Pilote
Maria Giannoumis Effect of an atypical work schedule in alertness and performance levels of police officers on patrol Dr. Diane Boivin
Alonso Gutierrez Salazar Effect of night shift work on circadian metabolomics profiles Dr. Nicolas Cermakian
Raphaele Harvey The role of genetic predispositions towards stress reactivity and inflammation on the sickness behaviour syndrome in newly diagnosed head and neck cancer patients Dr. Melissa Henry
Xinyu Ji Investigating geographic clustering and external triggers for malignant neoplasms of the central nervous system in Canada Dr. Ivan Litvinov
Shermaine Li Transdermal hormone replacement therapy and the risk of myocardial infarction in postmenopausal women: a systematic review Dr. Christel Renoux

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University of Ottawa

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Kira Genise An innovative approach for the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders in first responders Dr. Simon Hatcher
Michael Gulak Accuracy of MR perfusion with and without gadolinium at 3T in the diagnosis of patients with suspected recurrent high-grade gliomas Dr. Thanh Binh Nguyen
Leo Kadota Detection of apoptosis with 99m tc-rh annexin v-128 imaging in patients with early-stage breast cancer receiving doxorubicin-based chemotherapy Dr. Terrence Ruddy
Esther Kyeongmin Lee Identifying novel vulnerabilities to oncolytic viruses by a genome-wide CRISPR screen Dr. John Bell
Maryam Zaree Is an increase in dietary potassium for lowering blood pressure feasible? Systematic review of RCTs. Dr. Swapnil Hiremath

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Queen’s University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Jonathan Cook Prognostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance in angina with non-obstructive coronary artery disease Dr. Vanessa Ferreira
Katrina Gee
Stephanie Dobson Tracing the origins of pediatric b-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dr. John Dick
Dr. Faiyaz Notta
Katrina Gee
Vladyslava Replete The effect of working memory capacity on reasoning Dr. Oshin Vartanian
Prameet Sheth
Katrina Sajewycz Multidisiplinary ambulatory management of malignant bowel obstruction in gynecologic cancer patients: a qualitative evaluative study Dr. Sarah Ferguson
Peter Davies
Sean Tom Hippocampal mitochondrial dysfunction following forebrain ischemia: exploring sub-regional differences for therapeutic discovery Dr. Creed Stary
Peter Davies

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University of Toronto

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Karanbir Brar Chromatin determinants of cancer stem cells Dr. Mathieu Lupien
RuiQi Chen Managing cancer patients in hospital on immunotherapy who develop immune-related adverse or toxic events Dr. Geoffrey Liu
Dion Diep Evaluation of pharmacogenetic-based decision-support tools in psychiatry Dr. Daniel Mueller
Zhen Fan Feasibility testing of the Lifeguardrx mobile app to report real-time symptoms and toxicities of cancer patients undergoing systemic and chemotherapy: knowledge translation research Dr. Geoffrey Liu
Megan Hird Neuroimaging in adolescent bipolar disorder Dr. Benjamin Goldstein
Ortenc Hoxha A systematic review of the influence of emotion dysregulation on psychosocial treatment outcomes for children with oppositional defiant disorder Dr. Brendan Andrade
Taylor Mehta The role of family physicians in palliative care: perspectives of patients with advanced cancer Dr. Camilla Zimmerman
Razak Pirani Clinical outcomes of transcatheter mitral intervention` Dr. Neil Fan
Fahad Manzar Qureshi A systematic review of broad-spectrum micronutrient formulas for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms Dr. Barna Konkoly-Thege

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McMaster University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Janatani Balakurmaran Adiposity and depressive symptoms in survivors of childhood brain tumours Dr. M. Constantine Samaan
Adam Eqbal Development and validation of a convolutional neural network (CNN) for predicting fracture risk in metastatic bone disease Dr. Michelle Ghert
Shu Jua Xu In vitro characterization of PLAGL2 in the establishment of preleukemic cells Dr. Kristin Hope
Amir Safavi Investigating the impact of metformin and statin use on clinical outcomes in intermediate risk prostate cancer treated with hypofractionated radiation Dr. Ian Dayes
Emma van Reekum The breadth of benefit of methadone maintenance treatment: exploring associations between MMT and social functioning in opioid use disorder Dr. Zena Sumaan

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University of Western Ontario

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Ting Yi Chang Discharge to no fixed address v.2 Dr. Cheryl Forchuk
Eric Di Gravio Preclinical development of novel therapeutics for patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer Dr. Anthony Nichols
Danning Li Characterization of stem cells in colon cancer Dr. Samuelel Astaka
Katherine McLaughlin Integrating wireless tech in patients with acute leukemia, pilot project Dr. Caroline Hamm
Eric Mitchell Neuroanatomical localization of obsessive-compulsive and hoarding behaviours in frontotemporal dementia Dr. Elizabeth Finger
Neha Sharma Comprehensive assessment of frailty in an older population undergoing aortic valve replacement Dr. Neville Suskin

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Ananya Beruar Evaluating the impact of nerve growth factor dysregulation in patients with pain and opioid-dependence Dr. David Marsh
Jesse Fontaine miRNA regulation in hypertension and low-dose radiation models Dr. T.C. Tai
Ocean Nenadov Phase 1: a chart audit to investigate high-frequency emergency department users, their health demographics for chronic pain and practice patterns of opioid provision Dr. Bryan MacLeod
Chad Prevost Effect of retinoids on disease progression in a mouse model of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury Dr. Alexander Moise
Niharika Shahi Is there any benefit of interventional radiologists performing guided biopsies? Dr. Radu Rozenberg

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University of Saskatchewan

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Vibhuti Aggarwal Comparison of Grastofil versus Neupogen efficacy as used for stem cell mobilization prior to autologous stem cell transplant Dr. Julie Stakiw
Dylan Coupal The effects of low field magnetic stimulation on white matter deficit related cognitive impairments. Dr. Yanbo Zhang
Caroline Lee Correlation of copy number alterations with clinical outcome in dual low-grade endometrioid and ovarian endometrioid carcinoma Dr. Rajni Chibbar
Andriy Simko Low-field magnetic stimulation as a new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a preclinical study Dr. Yanbo Zhang
Shaina Templeton Outcomes of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer treated with combination chemotherapy with or without radiation Dr. Shahid Ahmed

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University of Alberta

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Alexandra Malley The depression priority setting research project Dr. Lorraine Breault
Vivian Nguyen The depression priority setting research project Dr. Lorraine Breault
Kristin O’Neill The depression priority setting research project Dr. Lorriane Breault
Brooke Pollock The depression priority setting research project Dr. Lorraine Breault
Kathleen Xu The depression priority setting research project Dr. Lorraine Breault

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University of Calgary

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Rebecca Hay Maternal depressive symptoms and structure of the stress network in preschool children Dr. Catherine Lebel
Emma Pillsworth Characterizing congenital heart disease in Guyana: incidence and barriers to care Dr. Debra Isaac
Graeme Prosperi-Porta Evaluating the prognostic significance of echocardiography-derived stroke volume in acute pulmonary embolism Dr. Jason Weatherald
Nicholas Riopel Descriptive study to identify the prevalance of Chagas disease in Guyana Dr. Debra Isaac
James Vallerand One-mind study: evaluating the efficacy of online mindfully-based cancer receovery during chemotherapy Dr. Linda Carlson

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University of British Columbia

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Anna Black Comparative study of two closure techniques and the impact on short-term outcomes in perineal wounds after abdominoperineal resection (APR) for rectal cancer Dr. Carl Brown
Ghazaleh Kiani Late effects in adult survivors of childhood lymphoma: overall burden and proportion detected at recall Dr. Karen Goddard
Claire Liu Risk of malignancy in atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH), lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and flat epithelial atypia (FEA) of the breast Dr. Elaine McKevitt
Cody Lo Examination of the role of WFS1 in cisplatin-induced ototoxicity of pediatric cancer patients Dr. Bruce Carleton
Ka Kit Jacky Tang Development and validation of a new approach to assessment of cardiac repolarization in patients with electronic cardiac pacemakers or bundle branch block Dr. Simon Rabkin
Mikayla Wohlleben Self-injurious behaviours and sensitivity to psychotropic medications in children and adolescents Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu
Si Cong Ye Association of serum sodium levels with in-hospital outcomes among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Dr. Christopher Fordyce
Soo Ning Sara Yeo The quality and use of online resources for testicular cancer patients Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew

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