Leonaes Brahel Tatchinda Kuete
Undergraduate Science Student, McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Leandra Desjardins
Project: “Understanding Social Behaviors in Pediatric Brain Tumour Survivors”
Generously funded by Taite Boomer Foundation
“Being awarded a Brain Tumour Research Studentship means a lot in the developing field of brain tumour research, which enables students such as me to acquire experience and work in collaboration with researchers.
This studentship is a great opportunity for me to learn from experienced mentors and explore the science of brain tumours, helping me to advance towards my career goal: becoming a medical doctor specialized in Oncology. After witnessing the effects of tumours through a close family member, I realized that there is a large room of study which needs to be done in order to provide promising advances in the science of tumours.
This award demonstrates an act of confidence towards the upcoming generation of researchers and encourages me to put in a lot of effort in this research project and overcome the challenges it will present. Research is a way of creating and sharing knowledge, made possible when grateful donors support such studies.
I sincerely thank Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for this studentship, which is generously funded by Taite Boomer Foundation and their donors, for making this research possible. I am more than motivated to persevere, learn and gain from this experience the best of its science.”
First Report- November 2021
“This summer stage was an opportunity to network with professionals in the oncology field. As a team, we organized and conducted the CPO (Centre de Psycho Oncology) Journal club, which took place once a week. These were moments of networking and sharing of knowledge by our guests (psychologists, medical doctors and clinicians) about their professional life experience in the field. These informal and interactive sessions provided me motivation and encouragement to pursue my academic and professional goals. Overall, I had a productive and rewarding experience during this summer stage, which helped me to build and refine my understanding of brain tumors.”