Médéric Montpetit Travel Awards Granted to Undergraduate Students
May 14, 2018
The School of Human Kinetics has granted travel awards to Molly Brillinger, Connor O'Rielly, and Katrina Smith to present their research projects at external conferences. These awards reflect the School's commitment to undergraduate research excellence by supporting $500 in expenses for each student to travel to present their fourth-year research project thesis at an external congress. Molly Brillinger examined the topic of motor skill learning, and specifically the optimal frequency for observing a skilled model under self-controlled learning conditions under the supervision of Dr. Diane Ste-Marie. She will present her work at the Southern Ontario Motor Behaviour Symposium in Guelph, Ontario. Connor O'Rielly investigated the effects of two training interventions on psychological and physiological stress responses of emergency medicine residents to simulated trauma scenarios. Under the supervision of Dr. Vicki LeBlanc, he presented his research at the Meredith Marks Day symposium hosted by the University of Ottawa's Department of Innovation in Medical Education. Katrina Smith explored the feasibility of a supervised group-based walking group for men recovering from colorectal cancer treatment under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Brunet. She presented her work at the Eastern Canadian Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium in Montreal, Quebec. Each of these awards was granted because of their quality work in their APA 4100/4500 fourth-year research project. The research project is a culminating capstone experience for many students in the BHK and BScHK programs. The Médéric Montpetit fund was established by the School in memory of Reverend Montpetit, whose boundless energy and efforts led to the establishment of the Institute of Physical Education in 1949.