Summer 2023 Applications due February 10, 2023
USRA Liaison Officer: Lola IYIOLA, Office of Research
The TWU USRA application process contains two parts: Part I is to be filled out by the student. Part II is to be filled out by the proposed supervisor. Parts I and II, together with the student’s unofficial transcript(s), must be submitted to the USRA Liaison Officer, Office of Research, at ORGS@twu.ca from your @mytwu.ca student email address.
A student may submit only ONE application to the USRA competition. If a student applies for an NSERC USRA, a CIHR USRA, or a SSHRC USRA and is not successful, their application will automatically be considered for a TWU USRA.
Amount of Award: Up to $9,772, depending on the term of the award, plus up to $500 for consumables (if applicable)
Term of Award: Up to 16 weeks, and no fewer than 10 weeks (desired term to be indicated on the application)
TWU CREATE Conference Requirement: USRA recipients are required to present a project at the TWU CREATE Conference in the Spring semester following their award.
- Current enrollment in any undergraduate program.
- Must have completed at least one semester of post-secondary studies at the deadline of application.
- May be in the final semester of a program at the time of application, and hold the award over the summer.
- Minimum GPA of 2.7 required.
- Identification of a supervisory faculty member and have the research project approved by that faculty member.
Supervisor Eligibility: All tenure-track faculty. Other full-time and sessional TWU faculty who are involved in research may be eligible to supervise, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Faculty in any disciplines are eligible. Potential research supervisors may supervise a MAXIMUM OF TWO students in the NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC, and TWU USRA competitions combined, including co-supervising. If you submit more than TWO applications, the Office of Research will accept the first TWO applications submitted only. Applications over the maximum limit of two will be disqualified from the competition.
Forms & Instructions for Applicants
Forms & Instructions for Proposed Research Supervisors
2022 TWU USRA RECIPIENTS
*2022 USRA Recipients will present their research at TWU's 2023 CREATE Conference
|Recipient Name||Supervisor||Research Project|
|Sakher Habash||Anita Cote, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Adaptation to Exercise
|Sex Differences in the Association Between Physical Activity and Risk of CVD|
|Chengzhe He||Shane Durbach, PhD||Synthesis and characterization of transition metal carbonate micro/nanoparticle templates for micro/nanocarbon formation from waste carbon sources for use as fillers for composite thin film materials|
Tracy Stobbe, PhD, MPP, BJ
|The Economics of British Literature of the Industrial Revolution|
|Gabriella Collins||Kenra Rieger, PhD, RN||Learning from the Old Ones: Exploring Storytelling as a Method with Indigenous Older Adults in Health Research|
|Darren Eddings||Enrique Torre-Giese, PhD||Motion planning assisted by group actions|
|Hannah Hube||Kelly Arbeau, PhD||Identifying the correlates of fear/anxiety responses and exercise avoidance in person with pain-related chronic illness|
|Lillian Li||Angela Wolff, PhD, RN||Healthcare provider characteristics that influence the implementation of individual-level patient-centred outcome measure (PROM) and patient-reported experience measure (PREM) data across practice settings: A mixed methods systematic review with a narrative synthesis|
|Abner Kooner||Angela Wolff, PhD, RN||Healthcare provider characteristics that influence the implementation of individual-level patient-centred outcome measure (PROM) and patient-reported experience measure (PREM) data across practice settings: A mixed methods systematic review with a narrative synthesis|
Jaime Palmer-Hague, PhD
|Variance in Perception of Threat Due to Facial Obstruction. How Masks Change our Common Projection of Capacity for
Violence in People
|Benjamin Zubaly||Jaime Palmer-Hague, PhD||
Sexual selection and offspring sex ratio: Facial width-to-heihgt ratio, dominance, and prestige