Western undergrads named global award-winnersThirty-eight Western University undergraduates— whose research ranges from mental health care to the effects of climate change — have received international recognition for excellence in scholarship.
The Undergraduate Awards is a global academic competition that spans across disciplines and celebrates the work of the world’s brightest undergraduate students. From Western, 38 students and 43 papers were recognized as among the top 10
Research papers by two Western students were named among the 25 best and received Global Awards: Amy Lewis, BScN’17, won for her submission about suicide prevention among Inuit youth; Bridget Murphy, BSc’17, working from the Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Centre, received a top award for testing the effects of higher temperatures and higher carbon dioxide concentration on black spruce and tamarack trees.
Both Lewis and Murphy are now graduate students at Western. Said Murphy of her research about mental health supports among Inuit youth, “This is a significant issue for Canada, but inequity and discrimination in health care
For the third year in a row, Western had the second-highest number of highly commended entrants to The Undergraduate Awards, which had more than 6,000 submissions from almost 300 academic institutions in 47 countries. Fields of
A full list of undergraduates whose papers received high commendation can be found here.
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