This award shall be made to the individual who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has been judged to have presented the best paper or poster at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science. Normally, the awardee would be a Canadian citizen or would have conducted a significant proportion of his/her research, training or disciplinary work within Canada.

2016 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • David Michael Sidhu (University of Calgary)
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Fernanda Perez Gay (McGill University and
    Université du Québec à Montréal)
BEST POSTER
  • Brett Cochrane (McMaster University)
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Talia Losier (Université de Montréal)

Award Committee:
Idu Azogu
Eric Kuebler
Mark Coates
John Lewis
Myriam Beaudry
Cynthia Wan
Jenna Boulanger
Patricia Brosseau-Liard
Isabelle BoutetNancy Bahl
Chantal Lemieux
Phillipe Vincent-Lamarre
Kenneth Campbell
Alexandria Béland
Christopher Fennell
Odilia Yim
Patrick Davidson
Kristel Thomassin
Catherine Plowright

2015 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • David De Vito (University of Guelph)
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Jordynne Robat (Wester University)
BEST POSTER
  • Jeffrey Wammes (Waterloo University)
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Paul Seli (University of Waterloo)


Award Committee:
Not specified in conference report

2014 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Jenni Karl (University of Lethbridge)
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Kylee Ramdeen (University of Ottawa)
BEST POSTER
  • Sabrina Lemire-Rodger (York University)
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Galina Goren (York University)


Evaluators:

  • Todd Girard
  • Aimée Surprenant
  • Frank Russo
  • Douglas Cheyne
  • Debra Titone
  • Erin Austen
  • Biljana Stevanovski
  • Geneviève Desmarais
  • Mike Masson
  • Bill Hockley
  • Chris Oriet
  • Matthew Brown

2013 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Victoria Holec (University of Lethbridge)
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • David M. Sidhu (University of Calgary)
BEST POSTER
  • Sara N. Gallant (Ryerson University)
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Jeff Wammes (University of Waterloo)

Evaluators:

  • Glen Bodner
  • To Come

2012 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
BEST POSTER
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)

Evaluators:

  • Glen Bodner
  • Jody Culham
  • Myra Fernandes
  • Ingrid Johnsrude
  • Penny MacDonald
  • Janet Menard
  • Doug Mewhort
  • Ken McRae
  • Chris Oriet
  • Debra Titone
  • Daryl Wilson

2011 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
BEST POSTER
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)

Decisions Decisions about the 2011 Hebb Graduate Student Awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 400 words). Based on the abstracts, nominees were evaluated at the conference by the panel on the basis of scientific impact and presentation quality.

This year's prize for best paper or poster is an award of $500.00, an engraved plaque and a 1-year membership in BBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in BBCS.

The 2011 Hebb Graduate Student Award Committee consisted of the following: Harinder Aujla, Glen Bodner, Hans Dringenberg, Melanie Glenwright, Tammy Ivanco, Jo-Anne Lefevre, Mike Masson & John Vokey.


2010 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
BEST POSTER
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)

Decisions about the 2010 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 400 words). Each committee member independently ranked all of the abstracts. Based on these rankings, the three papers and three posters receiving the highest rankings were selected as finalists. Finalists were evaluated at the conference by the panel on the basis of 50% weight for scientific impact and 50% for presentation quality. Just after the Friday morning session the committee met to select the outstanding presentation and an honorable mention in each category.

The prize for best paper or poster is $100, an engraved plaque, and a 1-year membership in the CSBBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in the CSBBCS.


2009 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
BEST POSTER
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)

Decisions about the 2009 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 400 words). Each committee member independently ranked all of the abstracts. Based on these rankings, the three papers and three posters receiving the highest rankings were selected as finalists. Finalists were evaluated at the conference by the panel on the basis of 50% weight for scientific impact and 50% for presentation quality. Just after the Friday morning session the committee met to select the outstanding presentation and an honorable mention in each category.

The prize for best paper or poster is $100, an engraved plaque, and a 1-year membership in the CSBBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in the CSBBCS.


2008 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
BEST POSTER
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)

Decisions about the 2008 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 400 words). Three committee members were assigned to evaluate each abstract. Each committee member independently recommended four or five abstracts from among those they initially reviewed for selection as finalists. Abstracts for all posters and papers recommended by at least one committee member were then circulated to all members. Committee members then independently ranked their top four abstracts in each category (oral and poster). Based on these rankings, the four papers and four posters receiving the highest rankings were to be selected as finalists. There was a tie for fourth place among the paper presentations, so five were selected as finalists. The list of nine finalists (five papers and four posters) was then circulated to the committee members and to the conference organizers so that they could be scheduled relatively early in the program. Just before the Saturday poster session, the committee met to select the outstanding presentation and an honorable mention in each category.

The prize for best paper or poster is $500, an engraved plaque, and a 1-year membership in the CSBBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in the CSBBCS.


2007 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
BEST POSTER
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)

Decisions about the 2007 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 400 words). Three committee members were assigned to evaluate each abstract. Each committee member independently recommended four or five abstracts from among those they initially reviewed for selection as finalists. Abstracts for all posters and papers recommended by at least one committee member were then circulated to all members. Committee members then independently ranked their top four abstracts in each category (oral and poster). Based on these rankings, the four papers and four posters receiving the highest rankings were to be selected as finalists. There was a tie for fourth place among the paper presentations, so five were selected as finalists. The list of nine finalists (five papers and four posters) was then circulated to the committee members and to the conference organizers so that they could be scheduled relatively early in the program. Just before the Saturday poster session, the committee met to select the outstanding presentation and an honorable mention in each category.

This year's prize for best paper or poster is $100.00, an engraved plaque, a certificate, and a 1-year membership in BBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in BBCS.


2006 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Laurie Bloomfield ( University of Alberta)
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Chris Streimer (University of Waterloo)
BEST POSTER
  • Evan Risko (University of Waterloo)
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Jacqueline Cummine (University of Sasktchewan)

Decisions about the 2006 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 500 words). There were 45 submissions. Three committee members were assigned to evaluate each abstract. Each committee member independently recommended four or five abstracts from among those they initially reviewed for selection as finalists. Abstracts for all posters and papers recommended by at least one committee member were then circulated to all members. Committee members then independently ranked their top four abstracts in each category (oral and poster). Based on these rankings, the four papers and four posters receiving the highest rankings were to be selected as finalists. There was a tie for fourth place among the paper presentations, so five were selected as finalists. The list of nine finalists (five papers and four posters) was then circulated to the committee members and to the conference organizers so that they could be scheduled relatively early in the program. All but one committee member attended the conference and each member attended all or nearly all presentations made by the nine finalists. Just before the Saturday poster session, the committee met to select the outstanding presentation and an honorable mention in each category.

This year's prize for best paper or poster is $100.00, an engraved plaque, a certificate, and a 1-year membership in BBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in BBCS.


2005 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Douglas Caruana (Concordia University)
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Randall Jamieson (Queen's University)
BEST POSTER
  • Louis De Beaumont (University of Montreal)
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Lori-Ann Christie (University of Toronto)

Decisions about the 2005 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges. Students who were interested in having their presentation considered for an award submitted an extended abstract (maximum of 500 words). There were 45 submissions. Three committee members were assigned to evaluate each abstract. Each committee member independently recommended four or five abstracts from among those they initially reviewed for selection as finalists. Abstracts for all posters and papers recommended by at least one committee member were then circulated to all members. Committee members then independently ranked their top four abstracts in each category (oral and poster). Based on these rankings, the four papers and four posters receiving the highest rankings were to be selected as finalists. There was a tie for fourth place among the paper presentations, so five were selected as finalists. The list of nine finalists (five papers and four posters) was then circulated to the committee members and to the conference organizers so that they could be scheduled relatively early in the program. All but one committee member attended the conference and each member attended all or nearly all presentations made by the nine finalists. Just before the Saturday poster session, the committee met to select the outstanding presentation and an honorable mention in each category.

This year's prize for best paper or poster is $100, an engraved plaque, a certificate, and a 1-year membership in BBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in BBCS.


Many thanks to the panel of judges for their careful adjudication of the awards:

  • Michael Masson, Chair, University of Victoria
  • Alain Desrochers, University of Ottawa
  • Lisa Kalynchuk, University of Saskatchewan
  • Douglas Mewhort, Queen’s University
  • David Mumby, Concordia University
  • David Shore, McMaster University
  • Christopher Sturdy, University of Alberta
  • Valerie Thompson, University of Saskatchewan

2004 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Darryl Schneider (Vanderbilt University)
    A Priming Account of Task Switching Performance in the Explicit Task-Cuing Procedure
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Jennie Young (University of Alberta)
    Homo- and Hetero-Synaptic Inhibition of Late Phase-LTP by Prior Synaptic Activity: Metaplastic Effects on Synaptic Capture in Mouse Hippocampus CA1
BEST POSTER
  • Randall Jamieson (Queens University)
    An Instance Based Model of Structural Learning
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Jennifer Corbett (UBC)
    The Effects of Divided Attention on the Rapid Extraction of Numeric Meaning

Decisions about the 2004 awards were based on the assessment of a panel of judges, the student's lay statement about the importance of the research, the student's 2-3 page synopsis of the research, and a letter from the supervisor about the student's role in the project.

This year's prize for best paper or poster is $100, an engraved plaque, a certificate, and a 1-year membership in BBCS. The prize for honorable mention is a 1-year membership in BBCS.


Many thanks to the panel of judges (Session Chairs) for their careful adjudication of the awards:

  • Rita Anderson
  • Dale Corbett
  • Jamie Drover
  • Carolyn Harley
  • Carole Peterson
  • Mike Rabinowich
  • Darlene Skinner (Chair of the Awards Committee)
  • Anne Storey
  • Carolyn Walsh

2003 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Joanna Gore (Queen's University)
    Preparatory signals in the FEF, SNr and SC correspond to reductions in saccadic reaction time.
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Michael Jones (Queen's University)
    Follow the Floating Representation: Sequence Effects in an Exemplar-Production Category Learning Task
BEST POSTER
  • Jessica Phillips-Silver (McMaster University)
    Movement influences the auditory encoding of a rhythm pattern in infants and adults.
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Brett Beston (McMaster University)
    Developmental changes in glutamate receptor expression in human visual cortex.

Decisions about the 2003 award for best paper were based on additional material submitted by the graduate student (a 2-3 page synopsis of the research and a 50-word statement about the importance of the research in lay language), a supporting letter from the supervisor indicating the student's contribution to the project, audience evaluation of the papers, and the assessment of a panel of judges.

Decisions about the 2003 award for best poster were based on the assessment of a panel of judges, the student's lay statement, and a letter from the supervisor about the student's role in the project.

2002 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Erin Falconer (UBC)
    Role of ovarian hormones in predator odour stress-induced changes in neurogenesis and behaviour.
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Christopher T. Fennell (UBC)
    Young word learners' access to fine phonetic detail in word forms
BEST POSTER
  • Athena Buckthought (Carleton University)
    Towards a theory and model of human stereoscopic depth perception.
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Brett S. Abrahams (UBC)
    Will human nuclear receptor 2E1 'cure' fierce mice of pathological violence?
  • Michael Tombu (University of Waterloo)
    Testing the predictions of the central capacity sharing model

On behalf of BBCS, thanks to the 2002 Hebb Student Awards Committee:

  • Richard Brown (Dalhousie)
  • Pierre Jolicoeur (Waterloo)
  • Jo-Anne LeFevre (Carleton)
  • Douglas J. K. Mewhort (Queen's)
  • David Mumby (Concordia)
  • Murray Singer (Manitoba)

2001 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Jillian Fecteau (UBC)
    Visual awareness and the on-line modification of action.
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Eric Richards (University of Waterloo)
    The time course of the detection of visual changes: Feature and object based processing
  • Chris Friesen (University of Alberta)
    Reflexive attention to gaze direction and masked gaze cues
  • Michael Jones (Queen's University)
    A new approach to letter identification: Learning and deblurring dynamic templates.
BEST POSTER
  • Darryl Houghton (Dalhousie University)
    A comparison of HS mice in the Morris water maze and the Barnes maze
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Biljana Stevanovski (Dalhousie University)
    Blinded by headlights.
  • Frederic Gougoux (University of Montreal)
    Interhemispheric transmission of perceptual after-affects.
  • Robert Sorge (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Effects of salt deprivation on salt-morphine associations in the taste avoidance paradigm
  • Megan Shram (Queen's University)
    Dissociable effects of opiates and stimulants on cue and place learning.
  • F. Cortese (McMaster University)
    Single features vs. whole objects in visual short-term memory: An event-related brain potential study.

On behalf of BBCS, thanks to the 2001 Hebb Student Awards Committee:

  • Doug Mewhort (chair) (Queen's)
  • Maryse Lassonde (Montreal)
  • Jamie Campbell (Saskatoon)
  • Katherine Arbuthnott (Regina)
  • Rick Gurnsey (Concordia)
  • Steve Joordens (Toronto)

2000 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Susan E. Boehnke (Dalhousie University)
    The spatial tuning of human auditory perceptual channels under binaural and monaural conditions.
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Leslie Phillmore (Queen's University)
    Auditory distance perception in black-capped chickadees.
BEST POSTER
  • Steven J. Barnes (.)
    Conditioning of interictal behaviors by amygdala kindling.
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Martha Anne Roberts (University of Waterloo)
    When parallel processing in visual word recognition is not enough: New evidence from naming.

On behalf of BBCS Executive, I want to thank Doug Mewhort, who organized and chaired the selection committee, and Ray Klein, Bill Hockley, Bruce Milliken, Simon Grondin, Ron Weisman, Jamie Campbell, and Angelo Santi, who assisted Doug in the difficult job of selecting the winners.

The BBCS executive and the section committee would like to congratulate all the students who prsented their work at the Cambridge meeting. We are pleased (and a little overwhelmed) by the sheer number (45) of excellent research projects reported by our students at Cambridge. If this is any indication, we are confident that the next generation of Canadian experimental psychologists is in very good shape.

Pierre Jolicoeur
Past President, BBCS

1999 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Stan B. Floresco (University of British Columbia)
    Hippocampal-Ventral Striatal Interactions and their Modulation by Dopamine: Behavioral, Neurochemical and Electrophysiological Analyses
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Jonathan Fugelsang (University of Saskatchewan)
    What beliefs are made of
BEST POSTER
  • Jillian Fecteau (University of British Columbia)
    Visual field effects in search: Specialization or competition?
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Melanie McFadyen (Dalhousie University)
    Effects of methylphenidate hydrochloride (Ritalin) injections during development an locomotion, exploration, fear, and cognitive processes in mice

1998 Graduate Student Award Winners

BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Chris Sturdy (Queen's University)
    Song note discrimination in zebra finches (taeniopygia guttata).
  • Penny MacDonald (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
    One hundred milliseconds of negative priming: Now you see it, now you don't!
HONOURABLE MENTION (ORAL PRESENTATION)
  • Glen Bodner (University of Victoria)
    A processing fluency account of masked repetition priming.
  • Lianne Stanford (Dalhousie University)
    Strain and sex differences in MHC-congenic mice in learning the Hebb-Williams Maze.
HONOURABLE MENTION (BEST POSTER)
  • Vicki LeBlanc (McMaster University)
    Inhibition of return and repetition priming: The role of stimulus-response mapping.
  • Bonnie Sonnenschein (Concordia University)
    Duration neglect in brain stimulation reward.

There were an extraordinary number of outstanding student presentations and the committee trying to adjudicate the awards argued that there had to be two awards this year.

The selection committee this year consisted of two teams of two judges:

  • Richard Brown and Richard Tees
  • Colin MacLeod and Don Read