TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY (TWU) USRA
NEW! INTERNAL APPLICATION Deadline for Summer 2021 EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 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, 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)
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
2021 TWU USRA RECIPIENTS
*2021 USRA Recipients will present their research at TWU's 2022 Undergraduate Research Conference.
|Recipient Name||Supervisor||Research Project|
|Natalie Szakun||Anita Cote, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Adaptation to Exercise
|Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Women and Relationships with Physical Activity|
|Maddisen Brown||Julia Mills, PhD||ILK and Abl in Cancer Cell Survival and Growth|
Tracy Stobbe, PhD, MPP, BJ
|Economic Trends and Understandings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature|
|Gabriella Collins||Angela Wolff, PhD, RN||Guidelines for Healthcare Providers' Application of Patient-Centered Measurement (PCM) Data in Practice|
|Che-Hsuan (Lucy) Chuang||Paul Rowe, PhD||Religious Freedom in the Contemporary World: the Case of the People’s Republic of China|
|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||Guidelines for Healthcare Providers' Application of Patient-Centered Measurement (PCM) Data in Practice|
|Abner Kooner||Sarah Liva, PhD, RN||Developing a socially responsive lens to assess and address postpartum vulnerability during the pandemic and beyond|
|Jordyn Laird||Valentina Proietti, PhD
Philip Laird, PhD
|Empathy and Understanding Moral Decision Making|
Jaime Palmer-Hague, PhD
|Sex Differences in Effectiveness of Gossip|
|Jillian Sherwood||Kelly Arbeau, PhD||Motivations for using complementary and alternative medicine|