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Dr. Eric Jackman Award

Deadline: April 1, 2021


Louise Solomon


The Dr. Eric Jackman Award was created to benefit undergraduate and graduate students pursuing community-engaged interdisciplinary research in child and youth development, including children at risk. The award will be granted annually to a minimum of one undergraduate and one graduate student.  This award is valued at $2,000 for each student.

The Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Award is designed to support student research teams who will be funded to carry out community-engaged research alongside a LaMarsh Faculty Member and community partner. The award will be granted annually to two teams of Jackman Scholars, each comprised of one undergraduate and one graduate student.  This team is meant to foster a situation where both scholars receive mentorship from the faculty member, as well as that the undergraduate scholar received mentorship from the graduate scholar. Dr. Jackman is the founding chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and heads the Jackman Foundation with an interest in child development.  As noted by Dr. Jackman,

“I just believe that the more we understand about how to raise children, how to educate them, the better off they are going to be. We have to find out how to do it – how the brain develops, how kids grow up, and how to educate them best.”

A full description of the award and application are found below: