The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control

Announcing the 2020 ARCC Studentship Recipients!

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 ARCC Studentship Competition!

Successful Applications

The 2020 ARCC Studentship Competition resulted in the approval of 6 awards, with 3 Master’s level recipients, and 3 Doctoral level recipients. ARCC Received a total of 38 submissions for an overall success rate of 15.8%. We are happy to be able to support all of our program areas, with projects funded in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Click on project titles below for additional details or visit for a full list of studentship projects awarded by ARCC.

Expert Review

All applications were reviewed by an interdisciplinary expert review committee which included ARCC Leadership, ARCC Scientists, and Supervisors of previously funded students, 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 June.  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 2020 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.


2020 ARCC Studentships

Awardee Supervisor Institution Project Title
Aimee Castro Argerie Tsimicalis McGill University User-Centric Design of a Proof-of-Concept of a Smartphone Application to Connect Cancer Caregivers with On-Demand Nursing Respite Care Services
Laura Davis Alyson Mahar & Erin Strumpf University of Manitoba/McGill University Socioeconomic disparities in colorectal cancer diagnostic pathways and diagnostic interval
Sarah Dickieson Robin Urquhart Dalhousie University Patterns of follow-up care in frail cancer survivors in Nova Scotia: Implications for personalized survivorship models
Helen Yang Shabbir Alibhai University of Toronto Family Caregivers Of Frail Older Adults With Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Qualitative Exploration Of The Caregiving Experience
Lin Yu Yan Yuan University of Alberta Risk Prediction for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency in Childhood Cancer Survivors at Target Age
Kendra Zadravec Kristin Campbell University of British Columbia Self-monitoring to improve physiotherapy care for women after surgery and treatment for breast cancer
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