Women’s and Gender Studies Award
Tessa Firth’s project was about supporting young girls and non-binary students in two middle schools (Evangeline and Wolfville). The project “Girls Walk Forward” was excellent and amazing. Tessa was a double major in Biology and Kinesiology. Tessa is now at Memorial doing her Master degree in Public Health.
INDIGENOUS AWARD WINNER FOR 2022 23
B.Sc. Biomedical Biology, 2015, Laurentian University
B.A. Psychology, 2017, Laurentian University
M.Sc. Biology/Cellular Biology, 2019, Laurentian University
B.Sc. Medicine (Research), 2020-2024, University of Manitoba
M.D., 2020-2024, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Arielle’s research project focuses on improving the standard of care for birthing parents who are at risk of delivering pre-term by identifying optimal timing for antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) administration. ACS are used to develop premature babies’ lungs and improve their survival outcome. She intends to inform new guidelines that evaluate what symptoms and measurements are most important and influential at predicting if birthing parents will deliver preterm and require ACS to improve ACS stewardship and health outcomes across Canada.