Awards and Scholarships
In addition to standard graduate scholarships and fellowships, the Toxicology Graduate Program and the Toxicology Undergraduate Program provide the following special awards opportunities to full-time students. Selection of recipients of the awards is made by the Toxicology Awards Committee in April of each year. The awards are typically presented at the Toxicology Group Annual General Meeting, which is generally held each May. A brief list of the awards and their dollar value is given below, followed by a more in-depth description and recent award winners.
Graduate student awards
- The Dr. Chatur Sisodia Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
- The H.B. (Bruno) Schiefer Student Travel Award ($1,000)
- Devolved Scholarship
- Toxicology Centre Poster Competition Award ($300, $200, $100)
- Toxicology 990 Student Seminar Award
- Toxicology Graduate Student's Association Travel Award ($500)
The Dr. Chatur Sisodia Graduate Scholarship
The Dr. Chatur Sisodia Graduate Scholarship for 2019-20 was received by Mikayla Oldach.
The $500 award recognises academic excellence in the field of toxicology and is a tribute to Dr. Chatur Sisodia, the first Academic Coordinator for the program.
H.B. Schiefer Graduate Student Travel Award
H.B. Schiefer Graduate Student Travel Awards for 2019-20 were received by Stephanie Graves (Fall/Winter 2019) and Abby DeBofsky (Winter/Spring 2020).
This award is intended to provide one travel grant of up to $1,000 (or two partial travel grants totaling $1,000) annually to a graduate student(s) in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Toxicology. Students must be presenting research findings from their University of Saskatchewan toxicology graduate work (in either platform or poster format) at a national or international scientific meeting in order to be eligible for the award. Selection will be based on a combination of academic standing, research progress and quality, and financial need.
Toxicology Centre Poster Competition Award
Each year preceding the Toxicology Group Annual General Meeting, students have an opportunity to present their research findings in poster format and offer a five-minute oral presentation on the material provided in their poster. Awards of $300 (first place), $200 (second place), and $100 (third place) are offered to students working towards an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in toxicology. Judging is focussed primarily on the quality of research material provided, the physical nature and overall appearance of the poster, and the clarity and conciseness of the oral presentation.
Toxicology Centre Graduate Student Poster Competition Award for 2019-20.
*NO POSTER COMPETITION FOR 2019-20*
Toxicology 990 Student Seminar Award
- 1st place: Jensen Cherewyk
- 1st place: Abby DeBofsky
Toxicology Graduate Student's Association Travel Award
- Chelsea Grimmard and Carly Colville