Lu Chen is a social work student who is described as a stellar student. Using her contacts within the Chinese community, Lu acted on her knowledge about Canada’s Old Age Security program and its under-utilization by immigrant seniors to do community outreach and information sharing among Mandarin-speaking older adults in Ottawa. She also conducted research on long-term home care inspection reports with community volunteers from the Ottawa Health Coalition bringing public attention to problems in the sector. As a summer research assistant with Prof. Susan Braedley (Social Work), Lu worked on a long-term care-and aging-related research project. She completed an analytic literature review for a CIHR grant application, working with staff from both the Bruyère Research Institute’s Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care and Family Councils of Ontario. During this time, she also began volunteering with the Social Planning Council of Ottawa supporting their research in identifying the housing needs of ethnocultural seniors. This academic year, Lu is working as a research assistant with Prof. Dennis Kao (Social Work) on a course transformation project to revamp the Carleton’s undergraduate-level “Introduction to Statistics” course – helping to transform the course from its current traditional statistics framework to focus more on data literacy and storytelling.

Provost Scholar Award

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin and Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) David Hornsby, along with the Faculty Deans, presented 10 undergraduate Carleton students with Provost Scholar Awards on Wednesday, May 3.

Funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and administered by Teaching and Learning Services, the Provost Scholar Award is valued at $1,000 and is given to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in research, community engagement, immersive learning and/or international activities.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Provost Scholar Awards.

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