Gyro Club of Edmonton Undergraduate Scholarship in Aging (value $700)
Recipient: Valerie Fedorak
Program: BSc (Pharmacy)
Valerie is interested in practicing pharmacy and pursusing a career in research. Alternatively, she may practice home-care pharmacy.
Gyro Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship in Aging- Master's Level (value $1200)
Recipient: Sarah Lucas
Program: MSc (Aging)
Supervisor: Dr. Norah Keating
Sarah's thesis research is centered on the costs that family and friend caregivers experience as a result of their caregiving responsibilities; focused specifically on the domains of non-economic costs including physical health and well-being, social well-being, and mental health/emotional well-being.
Gyro Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship in Aging-PhD Level
Recipient: Merrill Tanner
Program: PhD (Rehabilitation Science)
Supervisor: Dr. Lili Liu
Merrill's thesis topic is on the creation and testing of a singing/vocalization programme for people with Parkinson's disease.
W.W. and H.E. Trusdale Award in Gerontology (value $500)
This award provides support to a student presenting their work at a conference.
Recipient: Tiana Rust
Program: PhD (Psychology)
Supervisor: Dr. Sheree Kwong See
Tiana attended the Canadian Psychological Association meeting in Winnipeg. She presented a poster entitled, "Caregivers' use of patronizing speech when interacting with persons with Alzheimer's disease".