Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) winners were recognized in a special celebration by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Forty-five recipients showcased their research, which was completed over the summer under the supervision of LA&PS professors.
“Each year I am impressed by the depth and diversity of the research projects,” said J.J. McMurtry, dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. “DARE gives our students the unique opportunity to work closely with some of the best researchers in the country. Over the summer term, they get hands-on experience and one-on-one mentoring during the research process.”
LA&PS launched DARE to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in faculty-supervised research. Students each received $5,000 for their work over a four-month period.
This year, the Faculty also awarded a prize for most creative and innovative poster. Elaine Nelimarrka in the School of Social Work took home first prize for “Do women suffer more in countries with greater gender equality?”. Additionally, honourable mentions were given to Matteo Cerilli in Equity Studies for "Solidarity-Intersections of the Toronto Bathhouse raids," and to Xie He of the School of Information Technology for "Who wrote this code?"