Scholarships

Awards and Special Recognition

  • ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Exceptional Review, 2015 (International, Communication)
  • Bill Buxton Dissertation Award, 2014 (National, Research)
  • University of Alberta Faculty of Science Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014 (Institutional, Research)
  • University of Alberta Department of Computing Science Outstanding PhD Dissertation Runner up, 2014 (Departmental, Research)
  • Nominated for University of Alberta Governor General’s Gold Medal, 2014 (Institutional, Research and Academic)
  • ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Exceptional Review, 2014 (International, Communication)
  • Government of Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award, 2009 (Provincial, Leadership and Communication)
  • Nominated for University of Alberta Department of Computing Science MSc Thesis of the Year, 2009 (Departmental, Research)
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Canada Finalist, 2009 (National, Leadership and Communication)
  • University of Alberta Academically Employed Graduate Students’ Research Communication Outreach Award, 2009 (Institutional, Research and Communication)
  • University of Alberta Department of Computing Science Graduate Outreach Award, 2009 (Departmental, Research and Communication)

Scholarships and Funding

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015-2016 (National, Research, $90,000)
  • L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Supplement, 2015 (National, Research and Communication, $5,000)
  • University of Alberta Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, 2014 (Institutional, Academic and Research, $5,000)
  • University of Alberta Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award, 2014 (Institutional, Communication, $2,000)
  • University of Alberta Department of Computing Science GPA Award, 2014 (Institutional, Academic, $1,000)
  • Government of Alberta Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship, 2011 (Provincial, Leadership, $2,000)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Doctoral Research Award, 2010 – 2013 (declined; National, Research, $63,000)
  • iCORE PhD Graduate Student Scholarship in Information and Communication Technologies, 2010 – 2013 (Provincial, Academic and Research, $99,000)
  • University of Alberta Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, 2010-2012 (honorary; Institutional, Academic and Research, $70,000)
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Canada Recipient, 2010 (Institutional, Leadership and Communication, $5,000)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Student Scholarship – Doctoral Level, 2009-2010 (Provincial, Academic and Research, $30,000)
  • University of Alberta Graduate Students’ Association Professional Development & Travel Grant, 2009 (Institutional, Academic and Research, $2,000)
  • Association of Computing Machinery’s Committee on Women in Computing Conference Scholarship, 2009 (International, Academic and Research, $2,000)
  • Government of Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship, 2009 (Provincial, Academic and Research, $3,000)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Student Scholarship – Master’s Level, 2008-2009 (Provincial, Academic and Research, $21,600)
  • Canadian Artificial Intelligence Conference Graduate Student Support Award, 2008 (National, Academic, $1,000)
  • University of Alberta Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award, 2008 (Institutional, Academic, $2,500)
  • University of Toronto Helen Sawyer Hogg Graduate Admission Award, 2007 (declined; Institutional, Academic, $5,000)
  • Canadian Distributed Mentor Project Summer Research Scholarship, 2007 (National, Academic, $4,500)
  • Government of Alberta Jason Lang Scholarship, 2007 (Provincial, Academic, $1,000)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Research Award, 2006 (National, Academic, $4,500)
  • Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship, 2003 (National, Academic, $2,000)
  • Global Young Woman of Vision Bursary, 2003 (Provincial, Academic and Communication, $1,500)
  • Government of Alberta Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, 2001 – 2003 (Provincial, Academic, $2,500)