Congratulations to the 2017 PURC award winners

Photo: Zhao Lab

On March 30 and April 1, the UBC Psychology community came together to celebrate undergraduate student research at the 19th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC).

PURC is an important event for the psychological science community of UBC as it provides a professional environment for undergraduate researchers to showcase their work, gain experience in presenting at conferences, and contribute to the scientific community.

Join us in congratulating the winners in the categories of ‘Oral Presentation’ and ‘Poster Presentation’ at PURC this past weekend.

PURC Oral Presentation award:
Dawson Born
Genetic Correlates of Chemosensory Deficits in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in C. elegans

Mikayla Pachkowski
Gender and Ethnic Differences in Motivation for Suicide

Sherry Guo (honourable mention)
The Effect of Time Scarcity on Online Detection

Kyle Dadgar (honourable mention)
The Curse of Knowledge in Childhood: Children’s Estimates of Their Peers’ Knowledge

PURC Poster Presentation award:
Hugh McCall
Evaluating an Online CBT Treatment Program for Social Anxiety

Hernan Ochoa
Keep calm and carry on, or quit while you’re ahead

Vrinda Munjal
Development of a Tool to Reduce Sports-related Concussions in Organizations (using Ice Hockey as a Model Sport)

Bana Ashour (honourable mention)
Children match skill level to problem difficulty in a cooperative setting


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