Faculty of Science

Summer Research Awards

Saint Mary's science and engineering students are eligible for summer research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Saint Mary's Faculty of Science.

NSERC - Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)                

Undergraduate Student Research Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-USRAs) support eligible students to gain research work experience that complements their studies in an academic setting. They are designed to stimulate student interest in engineering and the natural sciences.

Dean's Awards

Faculty of Science Dean's Awards are designed to support the summer research of students who fall outside of NSERC-USRA eligibility requirements (e.g., International students, students wanting to work with a professor whose research is not funded by NSERC, students currently in first-year of study).


 

How to Apply

All Saint Mary's undergraduate students who complete the application process below will be automatically considered for an NSERC - Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) and a Dean's Award.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018. 

To complete your Summer Research Award application, please follow these steps:

 If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Science Advising Centre.


 

Past Summer Research Award Recipients

2017

Saint Mary's University NSERC - USRA recipients

  • Jason d'Eon, Computing Science 
  • Annika Benson, Engineering 
  • Kaitlyn Blatt-Janmaat, Chemistry
  • Madeline Clark, Biology 
  • Rachel Corney, Biology
  • Morgan Crosby, Chemistry
  • Julie Anne Dayrit, Chemistry
  • Mahassen-Hawraa El-Sayegh, Astrophysics
  • Paige Fleet, Biology/Geology 
  • Dennis Gallant, Astrophysics
  • Jennifer Kolwich, Chemistry
  • Ryan McCoy, Chemistry 
  • Matthew Rafuse, Computing Science 
  • Martin Hellmich, Astrophysics
  • Rachel Kendall, Geography
  • Fiorella Morales, Biology
  • Michael Power, Physics
  • William Scherer, Mathematics
  • Connor Tannahill, Computing Science
  • Luke Vincent, Engineering & Commerce
  • Orry Workman, Physics

Saint Mary's University Dean's Award recipients

  • Prashansa Kooshna, Chemistry
  • Flavio Preti, Biology
  • Chandika Ramful, Chemistry
  • Sophia Waddell, Astrophysics

2016

Saint Mary's University NSERC - USRA recipients

  • Jason d'Eon, Computing Science
  • Orry Workman, Physics
  • Margaret Foley, Computing Science
  • Dennis Gallant, Astrophysics
  • Martin Hellmich, Astrophysics
  • Madeline Jane Clarke, Biology
  • Paige Fleet, Biology
  • Kaitlyn Blatt-Janmaat, Chemistry
  • Tom Murtha, Computing Science
  • Mariah Williams, Geology
  • Katherine Parsons, Chemistry
  • Christopher Brian Barnes, Astrophysics 

Saint Mary's University Dean's Award recipients

  • Ryan Nelson McCoy, Chemistry
  • Gaius Justus Hendrickson St. Marie, Chemistry
  • Julianne Robinson, Biology

Saint Mary's University ACEnet Fellowships recipients

  • Jennie Newman, Mathematics
  • Chandika Devi Ramful, Chemistry
  • Tiffany Fields, Astrophysics

2015

Saint Mary's University NSERC - USRA recipients

  • Amanda Brown, Biology
  • Paige Fleet, Geology
  • Hughstin Grimshaw-Surette, Biology
  • Bright Huo, Chemistry
  • Jason KarisAllen, Engineering
  • Peter Lakner, Mathematics & Computing Science
  • Jennie Newman, Mathematics & Computing Science
  • Jacob Oickle, Biology
  • Julia Purcell, Astrophysics
  • Cameron Taylor, Biology
  • Corwin Trottier, Geology
  • Orry Workman, Astrophysics

Saint Mary's University Dean's Award recipients

  • Jason d'Eon, Chemistry
  • Connor McLeod, Chemistry
  • Alyssa Walthers, Biology

Saint Mary's University ACEnet Fellowships recipients

  • Tiffany Fields, Astrophysics
  • Alexander MacKenzie, Mathematics & Computing Science
  • Ifenna Mbaezue, Chemistry