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Student Bursary Winners

CURL’s Student Bursaries can be used for a variety of research learning and skill building!

Read selected reflections from past winners below… Then apply for your own!


A headshot of Ana Miranda Guimaraes. She has a bright, friendly smile and round, gold glasses. She is wearing a green turtleneck and a black blazer, and she has shoulder-length, voluminous, wavy hair.

Ana Miranda Guimaraes

At the 33th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences, Ana presented a poster about her investigation into rhythmic processing’s influence on the statistical learning of language.⁠

A smiling photo of Cogie Cogan. They have light skin and short dark hair and are standing in front of a clean brick wall. They're wearing a casual button-up shirt over a t-shirt. Their smile is super friendly and endearing.

Cogie Cogan

Cogie was a visiting scholar at VINE Sanctuary, an ecofeminist rescue in Vermont that rehabilitates farm animals saved from abusive situations.

Valentina Gnanapragasam

Valentina completed research and volunteer work at Sri Lankan plantations as part of WUSC and CECI’s Uniterra program.

Andrew French

Andrew explored historical locations around the GTA related to two famous Canadian poets, Al Purdy and Leonard Cohen.

Shelby Wilson Powell

At DH@Guelph 2017, Shelby participated in digital humanities workshops, where she learned how to integrate archival research into innovative multimedia presentations.

A smiling photo of Alex Ryken. She has a blonde lob haircut and a light complexion, and she's wearing a fancy blazer.

Alex Ryken

Alex visited the Canadian Psychological Association’s annual convention, where she learned about a range of topics from the psychology of creating reality TV shows to the post-traumatic effects of policing.