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Research, Page 52

Student Research – Q & A with Sara Burchnall

  Posted on: August 27, 2012

Is “happiness” the new GDP? Economics and Accounting Major Sara Burchnall used Statistics Canada’s census and survey data to investigate well-being among Canadians from a socioeconomic standpoint.

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Animal Biology student James Pomfret

Student Research – Q & A with James Pomfret

  Posted on: August 20, 2012

Looking for dietary changes that might provide answers to declining Vaux’s Swift populations, Animal Biology major James Pomfret spent six months collecting and examining samples of bird poop from a chimney roost.

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Student Research – Q & A with Tamara Bandet

  Posted on: August 13, 2012

Tamara Bandet, a Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology major, is testing the susceptibility of a pathogenic bacteria that causes respiratory tract infections to the antibiotics that are commonly prescribed. “I like that research is always a surprise.”

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Student Research – Q & A with Paige Hegadoren

  Posted on: August 7, 2012

Fourth year Physics student Paige Hegadoren’s UREAP project identified factors that affect the ability of infrared thermography to detect fevers in cattle. Her research was one of only three student presentations selected for the 3rd International Beef and Cattle Welfare Symposium in Saskatoon.

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Student Research – Q & A with Steven Holm

  Posted on: July 30, 2012

Finance and Economics major Steven Holm (BBA Honours 2012) surveyed 600 students to find out if student achievement is affected by the way students pay for tuition, whether they work, receive scholarships, bursaries, or help from family, or get student loans.

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Student Research – Q & A with Rolena DeBruyn

  Posted on: July 9, 2012

TRU Bachelor of Science student Rolena DeBruyn is studying the colouration of hard bodied invertebrates such as snails, crabs, barnacles, and mussels as they grow to determine whether there are trends at specific body weights.

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