We are pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Library Awards for Research Excellence!
Each year, MRU Library recognizes students who produce outstanding scholarly projects such as essays/papers, film projects, poster presentations, web or technology-based projects, or creative works that demonstrate research skills and the effective use of information resources. Students submit their best work, along with a reflective essay for a chance to receive a cash award that acknowledges their academic achievements.
Bachelor of Arts ― Psychology (Honours) graduate Vanessa Boila took home the Senior Award for her project, The Mere Presence of a Cell Phone and Academic Ability. Her research targets cellphone presence (i.e., when a cellphone is visible, but not actively in use) to determine its effect on the demonstration of pre-existing comprehension, spelling, and mathematics skills.
The Group Award was presented to fourth-year information design students Amy Rintoul and Sara Czerwonka. The duo collaborated on a project named Navigating Calgary by Bike. Specifically, they focused on how to reduce barriers that prevent Calgarians from embracing cycling as a form of sustainable transportation.
Learn more about the 2020 winners and the awards in this MRU News article.
Excerpts provided by Rob Petrollini as published in the mru.ca article Library Awards for Research Excellence recipients announced.