EDI Committee Scholarships

New this year, the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour EDI Committee has established two scholarships ($2000 each) to be awarded to undergraduate students belonging to equity-deserving groups. All students in Year 2 of a PNB or combined PNB degree program are eligible to apply. The scholarship also provides an opportunity to be matched with a PNB faculty member for one-on-one mentoring throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. The award is part of a larger campus-wide initiative to help support students belonging to groups that have been historically under-represented in universities. If you are eligible, please provide the following information in a single Word or PDF file and email your application to by October 5 (11:59pm).
  1. Your name and student number
  2. Year and degree
  3. In 500 words total, a) explain why representation matters to you, and b) how this scholarship will impact your education.
  4. Submit to: by October 5.
Equity-deserving groups as determined by the PNB EDI committee, in order of priority, are:
  1. Students from low-income families
  2. Indigenous students
  3. Students belonging to minority races, especially African and Latinx backgrounds
  4. Students with disabilities
  5. 2SLGBTQ+ students
  6. Adult learners
We look forward to receiving your application.
PNB EDI Committee

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Laurel Trainor

Congratulations Dr. Laurel Trainor, who has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of music perception and cognition.

Dr. Trainor was presented with this award by Dr. Haley Kragness, who is a graduate of McMaster and currently an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.

Brain Bee Winner

Go Canada!!! We are over the moon to announce that Helene Li, the Canadian National Brain Bee Champion, has taken FIRST place at the International Brain Bee!

Helene Li first won the Ottawa Brain Bee, then won the Canadian National Brain Bee championship, and this week won the 2022 International Brain Bee championship.
Helene just graduated from Grade 9! She is destined for great things!

PNB has hosted the Hamilton Brain Bee at McMaster annually since 2004, and PNB has hosted the Canadian National Brain Bee at McMaster annually since 2008. This is possible due to our AMAZING volunteers, staff, faculty, grad students, and undergraduate students (see the 2022 volunteers).

The IBB was remote once more this year, which has a silver lining in that we have several live-streamed events on YouTube. I've provided 3 links here, and you can see the others in the attached schedule. Also attached is the Program Booklet where you can see photos of the competitors from all the competing countries.
July 9: Awards Ceremony Part 1
July 9: Awards Ceremony Part 2
July 8: Live-streamed Final judging session

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