UBC Psychology researchers and graduate students receive national research funding

The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. (Photo: Della Rollins)

NSERC funding recipients Spencer Murch (L) and Luke Clark (2nd fr. R) at the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. (Photo: Della Rollins)

We are pleased to announce that Drs. Susan Birch, Luke Clark, Liisa Galea, and Catharine Winstanley have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants.

  • Susan Birch was awarded $28,000 towards her research project A Systematic Examination of How a Speaker’s Linguistic and Paralinguistic Cues Affect Children’s and Adults’ Learning and Memory
  • Luke Clark received $39,000 towards his research on the neural and cognitive representation of money in decision-making
  • Liisa Galea received $139,479 for her research project Multiplex immunoassay electrochemiluminescence system and touchscreen chambers for examining signally molecules related to cognition
  • Catharine Winstanley was awarded $48,000 towards her research project Deciphering decision making: exploring the interactions between neural and neurochemical systems underlying the evaluation versus employment of cognitive effort in rats

“At the core of every research project, every laboratory and every discovery, there are people. NSERC empowers these people to build an innovative, prosperous and inclusive society,” says Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President, NSERC. “NSERC Discovery Grants, scholarships and fellowships provide thousands of top researchers, students and fellows with the foundation they need to concretize their research ambitions and explore the unknown.”

NSERC’s Discovery Grants support ongoing research programs with long-term goals and build the foundation for innovation. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. More

Along with the Discovery Grants, these UBC Psychology graduate and postdoctoral students were awarded NSERC Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships.

NSERC provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies. These awards launch a new generation of scientists, with support at levels of study from graduate to postdoctoral. More

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for receiving this national support to advance their research.

Read NSERC’s full announcement.