2017 ARCC Studentship Competition Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2017 ARCC Studentship Competition.

Successful Applications

The 2017 ARCC Studentship Competition resulted in the approval of 5 awards, with 3 Master’s level recipients, and 2 Doctoral level recipients. ARCC Received a total of 30 submissions for an overall success rate of 16.7%. We are happy to be able to support each of our program areas, with projects funded in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.

Expert Review

All applications were reviewed by an interdisciplinary expert review committee comprised of ARCC Program Leads and Senior Management, as part of a two-stage process. Applications were funded based on their overall quality and merit in the assessment criteria, and on available ARCC funds. We continue to make it a priority to support the development of future applied cancer control researcher and health leaders across Canada, and look forward to both continuing and expanding our studentship program.

Official Notification

Formal result letters were sent to all applicants in November 2016.  The offer of award letters included terms and conditions of the award, and the names of the successful applicants are listed below.

Our Congratulations

On behalf of Dr. Stuart Peacock and Dr. Kelvin Chan, ARCC Co-Directors, we thank all applicants for their efforts, and congratulate the recipients of the 2017 ARCC Studentships. ARCC also wishes to acknowledge the significant effort provided by the review committee, and the excellent co-ordination work of Rebecca Mercer and Kim van der Hoek.


2017 ARCC Studentships

Awardee Supervisor Institution Project Title
Kehoe, Sarah Kocum, Lucie St. Mary’s University Didactic or Narrative? Assessing the Effectiveness of Video Style on Breast Cancer Patients’ view on their Workplaces.
Nazha, Sara Dragomir, Alice McGill University Clinical and economic burden of advanced metastatic renal cell carcinoma in Canada
Mavor, Meaghan Hanna, Timothy Queen’s University A population based study of factors associated with advanced cutaneous melanoma diagnosis in Ontario
Newton, Kelly Howard, Fuchsia University of British Columbia Exploring Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Experiences with Fertility Issues
Smith, Graham Brundage, Michael Queen’s University The reduction of radiation therapy error project: assisting the development and implementation of a national radiotherapy incident reporting system
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