PNB EDI Scholarship

Congratulations to the EDI champions who won the PNB EDI Undergraduate Scholarships for 2nd-year students!

2022-2023 winners are:

- Camille Villanueva
- Yambakam Nyangani
- Serena Niles-Kim

USRA NSERC Summer 2023

Undergraduate awards applications are due on Tuesday February 28th, 2023 @ 4:00pm

Applications are emailed to Taylor Bowker at

Applications (form 202 part 1) are submitted electronically through the NSERC website (Link). You must have a supervisor agree to supervise you before you can apply. Each supervisor can nominate a single student.

All applicants must have a minimum B+ cumulative average to apply. Selection of applicants is based on cumulative average. ***before applying, you must print out an unofficial transcript that includes your Fall 2022 term grades***. This is downloaded as part of the application process.

After you submit form 202 part 1, send your supervisor the reference number, scan and email form 202 part 1 to Taylor () along with your transcript. In the email note your supervisor’s name. If this is not received, you will not be considered for an award.

Please visit NSERC USRA Award for Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour McMaster University Summer 2023 for more information.

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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PNB EDI Scholarship

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Congratulations to the EDI champions who won the PNB EDI Undergraduate Scholarships for 2nd-year students! 2022-2023 winners are:- Camille Villanueva- Yambakam Nyangani- Serena Niles-Kim Read more

USRA NSERC Summer 2023

Friday, 13 January 2023

Undergraduate awards applications are due on Tuesday February 28th, 2023 @ 4:00pmApplications are emailed to Taylor Bowker at (form 202 part 1) are submitted electronically... Read more

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