Research Studentships

The Brain Tumour Research Studentship program has been developed to accelerate brain tumour research and encourage new, young researchers to join the field.

Applications for the 2014-2015 Brain Tumour Research Studentship program are now closed.  This program offers $10,000 research opportunities first-year medical students and first, second or third-year undergraduate science students pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. Research studentships offer funding for two summers of research work. All research studentships are funded thanks to the generosity of donors. Read more about the studentship opportunity including the guidelines  and the Frequently Asked Questions.

2013-2014 Research Studentship Recipients

The following five students have received funding for two summers (2013, 2014) to investigate brain tumours.

Santo Spencer Briguglio Brain Tumour Student ResearcherSanto Spencer Briguglio is a Biochemistry and Biotechnology student the University of Windsor. With the research studentship he will be working with Dr. Lisa Porter at the Windsor Cancer Research Group on a project focsed on medulloblastoma research. Read more about Santo and the project. 

This studentship has been funded in memory of Erin Michelle Leis.
Rajas Tipnis has recieved a brain tumour research studentshipRajas Tipnis is in the BSC Honours program in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He will be working with Dr. Sachin Katyal on a project focused on malignant brain tumours. Read more about Rajas and the project

This studentship has been funded in memory of Taite Boomer.
Robyn Leah McClelland is a brain tumour student researcherRobyn Leah McClelland in the medicine program at the University of Manitoba. She  will be working with Dr. Tamra Wernbowetski-Ogilvie on a project dedicated to medulloblastoma research. Read more about Robyn and the project.

This studentship has been partially funded by the Canadian Society for Life Science Research
Branavan Manoranjan is a brain tumour student researcherBranavan Manoranjan is a Medicine and Biochemistry/Biomedical Sciences student at McMaster University. He will be working with Dr. Sheila K. Singh on a project looking at the self-renewing cells in brain tumours. Read more about Branavan and the project.

This studentship has been funded through the generosity of the Cayouette family
Julie Poitras is a brain tumour student reseracherJulie Poitras is a BSc Biochemistry student at the Université de Moncton. She will be supervised by Dr. Pier Jr. Morin on a project looking at temozolomide resistance in glioblastoma brain tumours. Read more about Julie and the project.

This studentship was funded in memory of James Vreugdenhil through the generosity of his family, friends, and The Ultragiving Foundation

 

Thank you to all of the donors who were eager to help young researchers launch their careers in brain tumour research. You are helping to move the work forward to find better treatments and the causes of brain tumours.

To speak to someone about applying for a research studentship, contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research and Education Specialist
sruypers@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240

 

To speak to someone about providing financial support for a research studentship, contact:

Susan Relecom
Director of Development
srelecom@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 227

 


 

 

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