Student Research

Department of Biology and Environmental Science

Senior Student Research Projects:  2013 – 2014

Biology

Johnston, Karen

Ontogeny of Albertosaurus sarcophagus: speedy adults or fast juveniles – how the development of the species affected the biomechanics and the implications for hunting strategies.*

Supervisor:  Dr. S. Dalton, Dr. P, Currie (University of Alberta)

Kanuka, Marcy

Comparison of activity budgets, feeding ecology, and habitat preferences of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) in different levels of disturbed spiny thicket, Madagascar.  Project in association with Operation Wallacea.

Supervisor:  Dr. S. Dalton

Patrick, Sean

Physician triggers for changing pharmacological treatment in hypertensive patients.

Supervisor:  Dr. S. Dalton, Dr. B. Braam (University of Alberta)

Rodriguez, Paolo

Induction of apoptotic cell death by the dietary flavonol quercetin in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast adenocarcinoma cell lines.

Supervisor:  Dr. D. Hemmerling

Shegelski, Victor

Geographic variation in morphological, genetic and clonal diversity of the parasitoid wasp Pelecinus polyturator (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae).*

Project in association with Operation Wallacea.

Supervisors:  Dr. X. Chen, Dr. D. Hemmerling

*Presented research results at the Prairie University Biology Symposium (PUBS), Regina, Saskatchewan, 2014.

Environmental Science

Merkley, Kristina Phytoremediation of toluene-contaminated soil by green needle grass (Stipa viridula) and tall fescue grass (Festuca arundinacea)
Supervisor: Dr. S. Dalton
MacLachlan, Kyla* The effects of grazing on soil physical and chemical properties and plant diversity in North-Central Alberta.
Supervisor: Dr. S. Dalton

*Presented a poster and gave an oral presentation at the Prairie University Biology Symposium, Winnipeg, Feb. 2013

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Psychology

(Student names underlined)

Gautreau, H., Balascak, D., & Rooney, B.J. (2014). Desire for equality or safety and the influence or private or public responding. Canadian Psychology Association Conference.

Kulak, A., Rooney, B.J., & Martz, A. (2014). Beginning the caregiver journey: Early medical contacts. Canadian Psychology Association Conference.

Kriese, E., Chau, J., & Rooney, B.J. (2014). Brief relaxation enhances game performance. Canadian Psychology Association Conference

Bratt, S., Monto-Stein, E., & Rooney, B.J. (2014). Eye-contact in the classroom: Student performance and teaching efficacy. Canadian Psychology Association Conference.

2014    Wells, J.  To Fill a Void:  Compulsive Tendencies and the Empty Self. Research proposal presented at the « Journée d’Étude: Recherches en psychologie à l’Université Catholique de l’Oùest (UCO) & Concordia University College of Alberta (CUCA) ». Institut de Psychologie et Sociologie Appliquée (IPSA), UCO, Angers, France, June 12, 2014. Supervisors : Dr. Farzad Zaré-Bawani & Dr. Wendy Pullin.

2014  Babcock, R.  Ex-Inmates’ Perceptions and Experiences of Community Reintegration.  Research proposal presented at the « Journée d’Étude: Recherches en psychologie à l’Université Catholique de l’Oùest (UCO) & Concordia University College of Alberta (CUCA) ». Institut de Psychologie et Sociologie Appliquée (IPSA), UCO, Angers, France, June 12, 2014. Supervisors : Dr. Farzad Zaré-Bawani & Dr. Wendy Pullin.

2014     Steffler, D. J., Murdoch, K., & Gosselin, J. Impact of spirituality on meaningful life: A cross-sectional study. Paper presented at the First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC, July, 2014.

2014     Steffler, D. J., Murdoch, K., & Gosselin, J. Meaning and spirituality across the adult lifespan: A thematic analysis. Paper presented at the annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, La Mirada, CA, April, 2014.

2013    Crate, Emily.  Mens’ Perception and Use of Social Support in Coping with Violent Victimization.  Research proposal presented at the “Colloque de psychologie sociale/clinique interuniversitaire Paris 8/CUCA”, Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8), July, 2013. Supervisor : Dr. Wendy Pullin
 
2013    Crate, Emily & Pullin, Wendy. Close Personal Relationships and Emotional Regulation via Prayer.  "Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.
 
2013    Gosselin, Jessica., Murdoch, Kenneth., Rooney, Bryan., & Steffler, Dorothy. Spirituality: Effects on psychological, emotional, and social health. Poster presented at the annual Canadian Conference on Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Edmonton, AB.
 
2013    Haldane, ChayseDefining violence:  Does gender make a difference?  Research proposal presented at the “Colloque de psychologie sociale/clinique interuniversitaire Paris 8/CUCA”, Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8), July, 2013. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Pullin
 
2013    Haldane, Chayse & Pullin, Wendy. (CUCA), “Therapeutic Benefits of Managing Anger by ‘Talking with God’”.  "Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.
 
2013    Pullin, Wendy, Haldane, Chayse, Crate, Emily & Vitek, Shelby (CUCA). “An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Emotional Regulation of Anger through Christian Prayer and Faith-Based Beliefs”.  "Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.
 
2013    Steffler, Dorothy, Murdoch, Kenneth, & Gosselin, Jessica. Love and meaning. Paper presented at the annual Canadian Conference on Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Edmonton, AB, May, 2013.
 
2013    Steffler, Dorothy, Murdoch, Kenneth, & Gosselin, Jessica. Factors that influence meaning and spirituality in young, middle-age, and older adults. Poster presented at the annual Canadian Conference on Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Edmonton, AB, May, 2013.
 
2013    Steffler, Dorothy,  Gosselin, Jessica, & Murdoch, Kenneth. Meaning and spirituality across the adult lifespan. Poster presented at the annual Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Baltimore, MD, March, 2013.
 
2013    Vitek, ShelbyExamining the effects of childhood abuse on intimate partner violence.  Research proposal presented at the “Colloque de psychologie sociale/clinique interuniversitaire Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8), July, 2013. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Pullin
 
2013    Vitek, Shelby & Pullin, Wendy. (CUCA), “Anger in Relationships: The Role of Prayer”.  "Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.
 
2012    Dyce, J. A., & Williams, U. Antisocial personality and psychopathy: Toward DSM-V (DVD).  Distributed by Insight Media.
 
2012    King, R., Pullin, W., & Bochke, J. (Authors: Concordia University College of Alberta) and Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, É., & Kohler, C. (Authors: Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis. Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale-EA4386). Young Women's Phenomenological Perceptions of Anger in Intimate Relationships. “Qualitative Research in Mental Health 4 (QRMH4)”, University of Nottingham, England, June 3-5, 2012.
 
2012    Bochke, J., Pullin, W., & King, R. (Authors: Concordia University College of Alberta) and Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, É., & Kohler, C. (Authors: Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis. Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale-EA4386). Young Men's Phenomenological Perceptions of Anger in Intimate Relationships. “Qualitative Research in Mental Health 4 (QRMH4)”, University of Nottingham, England, June 3-5, 2012.
 
2012    Pullin, W., Bochke, J., & King, R. (Authors: Concordia University College of Alberta) and Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, É., & Kohler, C. (Authors: Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis. Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale-EA4386). Gender Comparisons of Phenomenological Perceptions of Anger in Intimate Relationships.  “Qualitative Research in Mental Health 4 (QRMH4)”, University of Nottingham, England, June 3-5, 2012.
 
2010    Dyce, J. A., & Chevalier, T. Anxiety Disorders (DVD). Distributed by Insight Media, New York.
 
2010    Steffler, Dorothy, Burton, Jennie, Parrila, Rauno., & Morrison, Andrea. Analyzing University Students’ Knowledge of Spelling Features. Paper presented at the annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii, January, 2010.
 
2009    Dyce, J. A., & Chevalier, T. Personality disorders (DVD). Distributed by Insight Media, New York.
 
2009    Dyce, J. A., & Chevalier, T. An overview of the DSM (DVD). Distributed by  Insight Media, New York.
 
2009    Dyce, J. A., & Chevalier, T. Psychotic Disorders (DVD). Distributed by Insight Media, New York.
 
2009    Dyce, J. A., & Chevalier, T. Mood Disorders (DVD). Distributed by Insight Media, New York.
 
2009    Dyce, J. A., & Chevalier, T. Somatoform, Factitious and Dissociative Disorders (DVD). Distributed by Insight Media, New York.
 
2009    Ullah, M., & Dyce, J. A. (2009).  Weighing In. Eating disorders as an addiction (DVD). Distributed by Insight Media, New York.
 
2008    Pullin, W. M., Qureshi, U., & Chevalier, T. M. Life Transitions and Professional Identity:  Routes Followed Post Training in the Field of Mental Health.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.
 
2008    Chevalier, T. M., Qureshi, U., & Pullin, W. M.  Challenges and Insights of Undergraduate Students in Mental Health Field Placements.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.
 
2008    Qureshi, U., Chevalier, T. M., & Pullin, W. M.  A Glimpse into the Life Patterns of Exceptional Students in the Field of Mental Health.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.
 
2007    Burton, Jennie, Steffler, Dorothy, Eigeard, Jennifer, Pesek, Martin, & Parrila, Rauno. Implicit and explicit orthographic knowledge and adult spelling.  Poster presented at the Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, Edmonton, AB., March, 2007.
 
2006    Pullin, W., Rosevear, C., Dedeluk, N., Jaskiw, A., Jewell, J., & Whippler, S. (2006). Character Strengths, Virtues, and Marital Satisfaction.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.
 
2006    Rosevear, C., & Pullin, W.  Constructions of the Partner in Marital Relationships:  A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.
 
2006    Dedeluk, N., & Pullin, W.  An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Men’s Satisfaction in Marriage.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.
 
2006    Jaskiw, A., & Pullin, W.  A Grounded Theory of Satisfied Marital Partners. A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.
 
2006    Jewell, J., & Pullin, W.  A Grounded Theory of Marital Satisfaction.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.
 
2006    Whippler, S., & Pullin, W.  A Discourse Analytic Construction of Subjective Well-being in MarriageA Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.
 
Psychology 2011
Gill, K.K., Dhillon, G.K., & Rooney, B.J. (2011). The effects of parental autonomy support and acculturation on second-generation Canadian, female students’ academic performance. Canadian Psychology, 52:2a, 310.
 

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