Graduate Studentships are awarded by the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) in partnership with Alberta Innovates.
Studentships have been awarded over the past 5 years to applicants from diverse backgrounds who have proposed a variety of interesting projects within patient-oriented research. The number of awards per year depends on available funding with approximately 10 awards per year and fifty-four awards to date.
2020 change in residency requirement: Given the current COVID-19 context, universities are working virtually and students are not physically on campus. The Alberta SPOR Support Unit and Alberta Innovates, agreed to waive the Alberta residency requirement for the 2020 Graduate Studentship competition. All other AbSPORU Studentship Recipient Eligibility Criteria remain in effect.
The Studentships are awarded through a provincial competition and offer a number of unique benefits, that include:
To learn more about the Awardees click on the project summary link below their name
Project: Reducing Pandemic Stress Effects Among the Most Vulnerable: People Living in Long-Term Care
Chantal Rytz – University of Calgary
Project: Reproductive Lifespan, Menstrual Cycle Regularity and Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes
Dana Hunter – University of Calgary
Project: Facilitators and barriers to medial collateral ligament bracing treatment: Moving towards improved patient outcomes
Daniel O’Brien – University of Alberta
Project: Patient Conflict and Regret Regarding Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Danika Goveas – University of Alberta
Project: Exploring the integration of Indigenous ways of knowing in PHC policy development to promote healing for Indigenous communities in Alberta
Jacqueline Wilson – University of Calgary
Project: Evaluating strategies for patient and family engagement in the scale and spread of Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare™) in neonatal intensive care units
Jasmine Maghera – University of Alberta
Project: Linking Cell Function and Gene Expression to Define Maturation of Stem-Cell Derived β-Cells to End Type 1 Diabetes
Jaylynn Arcand – University of Calgary
Project: Understanding the patients perspective: How and what physicians are communicating to patients with Functional Somatic Disorders
Kathryn Lambert – University of Alberta
Project: Developing an evidence based motor imagery training program for persons with Parkinson´s Disease through collaboration with patients and therapists
Megan Pohl – University of Alberta
Project: Recognizing and managing youth mental health: addressing a consumer-identified health priority through knowledge synthesis and translation
Michaela Patton – University of Calgary
Project: Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral treatment for survivors of childhood cancer with chronic pain: A randomized pilot feasibility study
Sandy Rao – University of Calgary
Project: Perceptions of Access Models that Enhance Mental Health and Addictions System Utilization in Young Adults with Mood Disorders.
Stephanie Brooks – University of Alberta
Project: Advancing Theory of Learning Health System Implementation
The Studentship and Training Program inspired me to make my PhD thesis more patient-oriented.
- Chelsia Gillis, 2016 Studentship Awardee