Psychology Undergraduate Research Event (PURE) 2019

On April 11, 2019, the Department of Psychology held the 7th annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Event (PURE 2019). 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.

Honours Thesis Session Winners

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 $250 Chapters Gift Card. There were also prizes associated with 2nd ($200 Chapters Gift Card) and 3rd place ($100 Chapters Gift Card), along with a People’s Choice Award ($75 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: Kathleen McKee (Supervisor: Chris Davis)

2nd Place: Corrine Staff (Supervisors: Natalia Jaworska and John Logan)

3rd Place: Joy McCleod (Supervisor: John Zelenski)

People’s Choice Award: Jesse Nietmann (Supervisor: Jo-Anne LeFevre)

Photo Gallery – Honours Thesis Session

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 $250 Chapters Gift Card (first place prize), a $200 Chapters Gift Card (second place prize) and a $100 Chapters Gift Card (third place prize).  There was also a People’s Choice Award, who received a $75 Chapters Gift Card as well. Congratulations to the following Honours Project students:

1st place: Taylor Clarke

2nd place: Morgan McGowan 

3rd place: Leigh Ferguson

People’s Choice Award: Kathryn Andrews

Photo Gallery – Honours Project Session