Best Paper Awards
Each year, USURJ awards two $200 Best Paper Prizes. These prizes are funded by the University of Saskatchewan Office of the Vice-President Research and are intended to recognize top-quality undergraduate student research, showcase undergraduate accomplishments, and contribute to a culture of research at the University of Saskatchewan.
For more information about the terms of the awards and the judging criteria, please see the Best Paper Awards Terms of Reference
- Alana M. Krug-McLeod for Winding Routes and Precarious Switchbacks: The Effect of Silk Road Development on Food Diversity
- Jordan Derkson for Not Racist, but... ID Canada and the Mainstream Marketing of Fringe Ideas
- Matthew Dyck for Globalization and the (Re)Emergence of Europe's Far Right
- Samuel Papp for The Selective Pressures That Led to the Rarity of Venomous Mammals
- Nakita Funk for What Do Christina Rossetti and Emily Ratajkowski Have in Common? : Gendered Power Dynamics in the Relationship Between the Female Model and the Male Artist
- Matthew Chapelski, Natalie E. Houser, Ashley Libke, Dana S. Lahti, Kristi D. Wright, Charissa Pockett, Tim J. Bradley, Scott Pharis, Corey R. Tomczak, and Marta C. Erlandson for The Effect of a Fundamental Movement Skill Intervention on the Physical Literacy Levels of Children with Congenital Heart Disease : A CHAMPS Cohort Study: Physical Literacy in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease (Matthew Chapelski)
- Matthew Selinger for Promises Made or Promises Kept: Canada’s Challenges in Revitalizing Indigenous Languages?
- Dezirae Leger for The application of citizen science to an undergraduate research project on canine cognition.
- Mandy Olsen, Robin Hartl, Seshni Naidoo and Allison Cammer for Fibre Content and Fibre Fortification of Menu Items Served to Sherbrooke Community Centre Residents on Texture Modified Diets
- Celine Rose Beaulieu for The Historic and Contemporary Permanence of the Doctrine of Discovery in Canada
- Ashley Vols for The Call for Critical Multiculturalism: Indigenous and Newcomer Relationships within the Canadian Context
- Ellen Byrns for “It Takes a Village”: Factors Related to Coping in Families Raising Children with Disabilities
- Jasmine Redford for A Foundation of Serial Murder and Appreciation of the Male Voice: Historical and Feminist Considerations in the Handmaid's Tale.
- Emily Morgan Wiebe for “How American Media Affects Perceived Racism in Canada”
- Drumlin N.M. Crape for “But Virgil Was Not There”: The Lasting Impact of Dante’s Homosocial Hell
- Benjamen Smith and Emery Dlugan for A centroid-based modelling approach to lens inversion for gravitationally lensed systems
- Kayla Arisman for Let’s Talk About Sex: A Three-Way Comparison of Government-Sanctioned Prostitution
- Branden T. Neufeld for The Dire Consequences of Specializing on Large Herbivores: A Comparison of Extinct Canis dirus and Extant Canis lupus
- Olenka Kawchuk for Children of Heaven: A Bioarchaeological Review of the Inca Capacocha Mummies
- Bidushy Sadika for Promiscuous versus Romantic Lesbianism in Films: The Killing of Sister George and Blue is the Warmest Color
- Lizette Gerber for Transgender Bodies in "The Little Mermaid" and Swim Thru Fire
- Mariam Goubran for Investigating the Molecular Basis of Rubella Virus-Induced Teratogenesis: A Literature Review
- Jana Perkins for “A Lost Pulse of Feeling”: Reconnecting with the “Hidden Self” in Matthew Arnold’s “Buried Life,”
- Hannah Elizabeth Crowder for Lesbians under National Socialism: Legal Indifference, Real Oppression
- Danielle Rose Schlehahn for Separation Anxiety in Canines and Potential Mitigation Options
- Cassy Marie Appelt for Hominin evolution: A review of bipedal adaptations and cranial capacity as a means of studying evolution and analyzing speciation
- Katelyn Joanna Jones for Changing the Nature of Our Constitutional Default: The Fight for a Right to a Healthy Environment