Psychology PhD students receive 2022 UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarships

Psychology PhD students Julia Nakamura and Elise Ng-Cordell received 2022 Killam Doctoral Scholarships in recognition of their research contributions.

The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided each year from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency/Affiliated Fellowships competition. These scholarships provide up to $30,000 per year plus a $2,000 research travel allowance over a two-year term.

Julia Nakamura is a health psychology PhD student. Her research looks at health aging and how to improve the health and wellbeing of the older generation. Activities like volunteering can reduce mortality in seniors, and she hopes to study other prosocial behaviours as well.

Photo: Julia Nakamura (centre). Photo credit: Geoff Lister, UBC Brand and Marketing.

Elise Ng-Cordell is a clinical psychology PhD student. She hopes to contribute towards a better understanding of, and improved support for mental health needs of people with neurodevelopmental conditions. She is interested in using multiple methods to study relationships between cognition, emotion and behaviour.

Join us in congratulating Julia and Elise!