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GSRC 2020 Winners!

GSRC 2020 Wrap up

Congratulations are in order for this year’s 2020 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) first, second and third place top abstract winners.

Taking place on Oct. 16-17, the theme of this year’s fully-virtual GSRC was “Moving Beyond”. In this incredibly unprecedented year, the significance of “Moving Beyond” is even more poignant. All 35 abstracts submitted were thoughtful, diverse and engaging, and focused on timely and relevant topics. The Abstracts were delivered to our nearly 200 registrants. Both numbers represent record highs for this event!

To select the top three abstracts, reviewers had to deliberate as a group and take a formal vote. There were some highly-rated abstracts, which made the decision process even harder for the reviewers.

The abstracts were scored based on the original submission before any recommended changes were made. Here are the results!

1st place ($250): Marissa Williams, Master of Counselling (MC) Program

“Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Mothers’ lived experiences of recovery following counselling (primary research).”

2nd place ($150): Sabina Staempfli, Master of Nursing (MN) Program

“Leading a long-term care facility through the COVID-19 crisis: Successes, barriers, and lessons learned.”

3rd place ($100): Cara Violini, Doctor of Education in Distance Education (EdD) Program

“Moving beyond Iowa: Silence and the online creative writing workshop.”

Final, congratulations go out to GSRC People’s Choice award presenter Brittney Hollett who’s poster presentation “Supporting Parents When Nightmares Become Reality: Do families of children at end-of-life on ECMO require additional support?” won the hearts and minds of our registrants.
Britney also took home our big door prize: A FREE AU PowerED course!

Don’t miss your chance to be involved with this great event in 2021. Look for our Call for Abstracts announcement in the summer on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin social media pages

Find the full GSRC2020 write up from Jessica Proeller on The Hub