On April 7 2017, the Department of Psychology held the 6th annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Event (PURE 2017). The event provided an opportunity for over 140 fourth-year honours students to share their capstone research via poster presentations. This has become Carleton’s largest undergraduate research conference. To help with this celebration of student achievement, we welcomed fellow students and their families, members of the Department, and the University community.

Photo Gallery – Thesis Session

Honours Thesis students displayed their posters during the last session. These students completed a research study, which typically involves a literature review, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of a substantial paper. Participation by thesis students is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Thesis presenters had an opportunity to earn one of several awards and the student with the best poster earned a brand new Samsung Tablet. There were also prizes associated with 2nd (Samsung Smartwatch) and 3rd place (Chapters Gift card), along with a People’s Choice Award (Chapters Gift card) that was decided by those in attendance. As usual, the quality of student work was exceptional and the task of determining the prize winners was exceptionally difficult. Congratulations to the following Honours Thesis students:

1st place: Stephanie Harrison (Supervisor: Marina Milyavskaya)

2nd place: Mary-Lynn Eden (Supervisor: Adelle Forth)

3rd place: Emily Verhey (Supervisor: Chris Davis)

People’s Choice Award: Jessica Wilcox (Supervisor: Kim Hellemans)

Photo Gallery – Honours Project Session Winners

Honours Project students presented during the first session of the day. These students enroll in a seminar and participate in a variety of learning activities (e.g., essays, briefing notes, presentations) designed to enhance writing and other vital skills. Project students present at PURE in partial fulfillment of a course requirement.

The students with the best Project poster earned a Samsung Tablet (first place prize), a Samsung Smartwatch (second place prize) and a Chapters gift card (third place prize).  There was also a People’s Choice Award, who received a Chapters gift card as well. Congratulations to the following Honours Project students:

1st place: Hailey Russell

2nd place: Jaymie Kendall

3rd place: Katie Tilley

People’s Choice Award: Sarah Ratayczak

Project Gallery

Thesis Gallery