Past CCIC Trainee Award Winners

Previous CCIC scholarships and awards that have funded trainees studying cannabis or cannabinoids

The CCIC has been providing funding to trainees studying cannabis or cannabinoids since 2010. Please see below for a list of previous award winners.

2020

Get more information on the 2020 Trainee Research Spotlight Awards competition here.

2019

Trainee Spotlight Research Awards

10 minute oral presentation at the 2019 Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice congress, $1,000.00 to assist in travel and accommodation costs, registration fees waived

  • Marieka DeVuono, PhD candidate, University of Guelph (Supervisor: Dr. Linda Parker)
  • Stephanie Lake, PhD candidate, University of British Columbia (Supervisor: Dr. M-J Milloy)
  • Michelle Thiessen, PhD candidate, University of British Columbia Okanagan (Supervisor: Dr. Zachary Walsh)
  • Jasmine Turna, Postdoctoral fellow, McMaster University (Supervisor: Dr. James McKillop)
  • Haley Vecchiarelli, PhD candidate, University of Calgary (Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Hill)
  • Jenna Valleriani, Postdoctoral fellow, British Columbia Centre for Substance Use and University of British Columbia (Supervisor: Dr. Ryan MacNeil).

2018

None

2017

Trainee Conference Support Award ($1,000.00)

  • Kim Crosby, PhD Student, University of British Columbia – Okanagan, attending ICRS 2017 in Montreal, QC
  • Marieka DeVuono, Master’s Student, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2017 in Montreal, QC
  • Jordan Farrell, PhD Student, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2017 in Montreal, QC
  • Gavin Petrie, Master’s Student, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2017 in Montreal, QC
  • Richard (Ross) Porter, Master’s Student, Dalhousie University, attending ICRS 2017 in Montreal, QC
  • Martin Sticht, Postdoctoral Trainee, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2017 in Montreal, QC

2016

Trainee Conference Support Award ($1,250.00)

  • Jennifer Bialecki, PhD student, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2016 in Bukovina, Poland
  • Yan (Ian) Burkovskiy, PhD Student, Dalhousie University, attending Brain Injury Canada in Toronto, ON
  • Ning Gu, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa, attending ICRS 2016 in Bukovina, Poland
  • William John Redmond, Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Montréal, attending ICRS 2016 in Bukovina, Poland
  • Erin Rock, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2016 in Bukovina, Poland
  • Haley Vecchiarelli, PhD student, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2016 in Bukovina, Poland

2015

Research Support Awards ($5,000.00)

Graduate Student in Clinical or Social Sciences:
  • Samantha Shiplo, Master’s Student, University of Waterloo (Dr. D Hammond)
Graduate Student in Basic Science:
  • Jonathan Simone, PhD student, Brock University (Dr. C McCormick)

Trainee Conference Support Awards ($1,500.00)

  • Tasha Ahmad, PhD Student, University of Western Ontario, attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS
  • Elizabeth Cairns, PhD Student, Dalhousie University, attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS
  • Chris Carroll, Master’s Student, University of British Columbia, attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS
  • Vienna Maria Doenni, PhD Student, University of Calgary, IACM 8th Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine in Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Megan Gray, Postdoctoral Student, University of Calgary, attending the Gordon Research Conferences: Cannabinoid Function in the CNS in Lucca (Barga), Italy.
  • Maria Morena, Postdoctoral Student, University of Calgary, attending the Gordon Research Conferences: Cannabinoid Function in the CNS in Lucca (Barga), Italy.
  • Ross Porter, Master’s Student, Dalhousie University,attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS
  • Martin Sticht, PhD Student, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS
  • Lauren Whyte, Postdoctoral Student, University of Toronto, attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS
  • Kiri Wills, PhD Student, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2015 in Wolfville, NS

2014

Graduate Student Summer Research Support Awards ($4,000.00)

  • Elizabeth Cairns, PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University (Supervisor: Dr. M Kelly)
  • Kathleen Scullion, PhD Candidate, University of Calgary (Supervisor: Dr. C Teskey)   

Trainee Conference Support Awards ($1,000.00)

  • Amina Bagher, PhD Student, Dalhousie University, attending ICRS 2014 in Baveno, Italy.
  • Mohammad Bashashati, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, attending Digestive Disease Week 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jaclyn Cusulin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research / University of Calgary, attending the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
  • Caroline Turcotte, PhD Student, Universite Laval, attending ICRS 2014 in Baveno, Italy
  • Haley Vecchiarelli, Master’s Student, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2014 in Baveno, Italy.
  • Kiri Wills, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2014 in Baveno, Italy
  • Jordan Zunder, Master’s Student, University of Western Ontario, attending ICRS 2014 in Baveno, Italy

2013

Student Summer Research Support ($5,000.00)

  • Caroline Turcotte, Masters Student, Université Laval (Supervisor: Dr. N Flamand)
  • Haley Vecchiarelli, Masters Student, University of Calgary (Supervisor: Dr. M Hill)

Trainee Conference Support ($1,000.00)

  • Robert Laprairie, PhD Student, Dalhousie University, attending ICRS 2013 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • Tiffany Lee, PhD Student, University of British Columbia, attending Gordon Conference: Cannabinoid Function in the CNS 2013 in Waterville Valley, NH, USA
  • Ryan McLaughlin, Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, attending ICRS 2013 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • Erin Rock, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2013 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • Thomas Toguri, PhD Student, Dalhousie University, attending the 2013 European Workshop on Canabinoid Research in Dublin, Ireland

2012

Graduate Student Summer Research Support Award ($5,000.00)

  • Robert Laprairie, PhD Student, Dalhousie University (Supervisor: Dr. E Denovan-Wright)

Trainee Conference Support Awards ($1,000.00)

  • Bashashati Mohammad, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, attending ICRS 2012 in Freiburg, Germany
  • Julie Desroches, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal, attending 14th World Congress on Pain, Cannabinoids and Pain 2012: Official Satellite Symposium of the 14th WCP in Milan, Italy
  • Ryan McLaughlin, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia / McGill University, attending ICRS 2012 in Freiburg, Germany
  • Martin Sticht, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph, attending ICRS 2012 in Freiburg, Germany
  • Gabrielle Willems, MSc Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University, attending Society for Neuroscience 2012 in San Diego, CA, USA

2011

Graduate Student Summer Research Support Award ($5,000.00)

  • Martin Sticht, MSc Candidate, University of Guelph (Supervisor: Dr. L Parker)

Trainee Conference Support Awards ($1,000.00)

  • Tiffany Lee, PhD Candidate, UBC (Supervisor: Dr. BB Gorzalka), attending ICRS 2011 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • Erin Rock, PhD Candidate, Guelph ON, Canada, attending ICRS 2011 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • J. Thomas Toguri, MSc Candidate, Dalhousie University, attending ICRS 2011 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • Alexa Wakley, PhD Candidate, Washington State University, attending ICRS 2011 in St. Charles, IL, USA
  • Jaclyn Wamsteeker, PhD Candidate, University of Calgary, attending Gordon Research Conference: Cannabinoid Function in the CNS, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

2010

Graduate Student Summer Research Support Award ($5,000.00)

  • Tiffany Lee, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia (Supervisor: Dr. BB Gorzalka)

Trainee Conference Support Award ($1,000.00)

  • Mohammad Bashashati, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, attending 2010 Joint International Meeting in Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Boston, USA
  • Brian Hudson, PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University, attending ICRS 2010 in Lund, Sweden
  • Ryan McLaughlin, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia, attending Cannabinoids and Pain Symposium, Montreal, QC
  • Caitlin Riebe, PhD Candidate, Max Plank Institute of Psychiatry, attending ICRS 2010 in Lund, Sweden
  • Erin Rock, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph, attending Society for Neuroscience 2010 in Washington, DC, USA

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