TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY (TWU) USRA
INTERNAL APPLICATION Deadline for Summer 2021:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 4:00 P.M.
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 Scholarship Liaison Officer, Office of Research & Graduate Studies, at ORGS@twu.ca from a @mytwu.ca email address.
A student may submit only ONE application to the USRA competition. If a student applies for an NSERC USRA and is not successful, their application will automatically be considered for a TWU USRA.
Amount of Award: Up to $10,200, depending on the term of the award
Term of Award: Up to 16 weeks, and no fewer than 10 weeks (desired term to be indicated on the application)
Undergraduate Research Conference (UGRC) Requirement: USRA recipients are required to present a project at TWU's annual Undergraduate Research Conference in Spring 2022.
- 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 do not need to be NSERC eligible. A supervisor may submit applications to supervise a maximum of two students in the NSERC and TWU USRA combined.
Forms & Instructions for applicants
Forms & Instructions for proposed research supervisors
2019 TWU USRA RECIPIENTS
*2019 USRA Recipients will be presenting their research at TWU's UGRC 2020 on Thursday, April 9th.
|Recipient Name||Supervisor||Research Project|
|Mowalolaoluwa Adeleye||Laura Onyango, PhD||The Efficacy of Manuka Honey in Combating Staphylooccal Small Colony Variant (SCV) Phenotypes|
|Broolelyn Biffart||Eve Stringham, PhD||Is UNC-53 mediated pathogen resistance in Caenorhabditis elegans dependent on vesicle trafficking in the excretory cell?|
|Alan Brooke||Chad Friesen, PhD||Small Molecule Fluorine Chemistry|
|Maddison Brown||Julia Mills, PhD||ILK and Abl Cancer Cell Survival and Growth|
|Benjamin Budlong||Kelly Arbeau, PhD||Personality as a moderator of the relationship between daily experiences and affect in the transition to university|
|Clara Chung||Jaime Palmer-Hague, PhD||Effects of operational sex ratio on parent preferences for masculine and feminine ofspring characteristics|
|Jonathan Dresselhuis||Julia Mills, PhD||ILK and Abl Cancer Cell Survival and Growth|
|Garth Lester||Anita Cote, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Adaptation to Exercise
|Molecular Targets Representative of Exercise-induced Cardia Adaptations|
|Christy Peters||Shane Durbach, PhD
Matthew Etherington, PhD
|Research and development of low cost, inquiry-based chemistry activities for pre-service elementary school teachers studying at TWU|
|Jason Pulfer||Chad Friesen, PhD||Telechelic Perfluoropolyalkyleters (PFPAEs)|
|Ian Sheridan||Paul Brown, PhD||Natural surfactants in Sapindus saponaria|
|Cassandra Thorpe||Kelly Arbeau, PhD||Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Through Drawings|
|Matthew Welsh||Tracy Stobbe, PhD||The impacts of pornography exposure in romantic relationships among Christian young adults|