Presentation Awards

All Post-doctorate fellows (new in 2015), graduate and undergraduate students presenting at the meeting are considered for the awards. Two undergraduate, two graduate students, and two PDFs receive the Student Presentation Award (SPA). Winners are awarded $100 and the Behavioural Neuroscience Student Presentation Award plaque.

Winners selection by the Student Presentation Awards committee will be based on a variety of factors including (1) clarity of slides, (2) clarity of talk and (3) creativity and ability in engaging the audience.

2018 Award Recepients

Michael Kyweriga
- Post-doctorate Fellow - Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Lethbridge.

"Modulation of auditory cortex (AC) neuronal responses to pure tones by optogenetic stimulation of posterior parietal cortex (PPC) neurons".


Wendie N. Marks - Post-doctorate Fellow - Department of Physiology, Faculty Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

"T-type calcium channels in the orbitofrontal cortex mediate uni- and multisensory integration".



Qandeel - Graduate student - Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Lethbridge.

"Can't Remember What You Did Yesterday: Low acetylcholine and homeostatic theory of memory storage".


Gavin A. Scott- Graduate student - Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Saskatchewan.

"Inactivation of the Rat Parietal Cortex Impairs Performance of a Visuospatial, but not Olfactory, Working Memory Task".



Marisa E. Bertoli- Undergraduate student - Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Thompson River University.

"Contact with an underlying surface may enable the development of precise visually-guided reach and grasp movements in human infants".


Max R. Dannish- Undergraduate student - Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta

"Zebrin expression in the cerebellum of two species of crocodilians, the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) and the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)".