2022 Competition Overview

PosterThis undergraduate research competition is an opportunity to showcase your work to other scientists, researchers, and professionals attending the Research Symposium. The top three (3) winning teams receive monetary prizes. Presentations will be relevant to the brain tumour research community. This competition provides students an opportunity to create a research proposal, practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback from a panel that includes physicians and researchers. This competition allows students time to network and create awareness while engaging the brain tumour community in brain tumour research.

This years top 6 teams moving forward to present are from:

  • Queens University
  • MacMaster University
  • Western University
  • McGill University
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Newfoundland

Thank you for joining us on October 1, to support and see these teams in action and see the future of Brain Tumour Professionals.

2021 Student Research Competition results

Thank you to all of the teams who applied to The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Awards, and congratulations to our winning teams from Quebec and Ontario.

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Watch the 2021 Presentation

The competition was open to teams of 2-4 students, whose proposals were assessed via a two-step mechanism by the judging committee. This competition provides students an opportunity to create a research proposal, practice presentation skills and receive constructive feedback from a panel that will include physicians and researchers.

First Place: McGill University

The winning team of this year’s competition is Leonaes Brahel Tatchinda, Sabrina Provencher and Yustine Carruyo of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Their presentation, “Our Wishes- Palliative Care Tool to help Patients and their Relatives Quality of Life Before and After Passing”, earned them first place and $1,000.

Second Place: Western University

The team of Cheshta Gupta and Medha Krishnan from Western University in London, Ontario came in second place.

Their research presentation, “The Use of Mannose-Coated POPC Liposomes in the Delivery of Bevacizumab to Combat Angiogenesis in Secondary Brain Tumours”, earned them second prize and $750.

Third Place: McMaster University

The team of Benjamin Brakel, Daniel Mobilio and Iqra Chaudhry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario came in third place.

Their research presentation, “Identification of potential drivers of Lung-to brain metastase”, earned them third prize and $500.

To speak to someone about the Student Research Award or if you’re interested in learning more about the Student Research Competition please contact:
Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
sruypers@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240