Conference Student Awards


Two Conference Student Awards are available each year. These are presented at the Conference. They are:

  1. The Bultz Best Student Poster Award* (presented at the conference – $100 prize)

  2. The Bultz Best Student Oral Presentation Award* (presented at the conference – $100 prize)

Details on each award are below.

*The Bultz Student Award Series was established to honour the vision and memory of Ben and Molly Bultz, and is a tribute to their compassion, love of education and generosity of spirit.

The Bultz Best Student Poster Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize a student member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, for a poster presentation of a research project demonstrating excellence in psychosocial oncology research in Canada.

  • The award will be presented at the annual CAPO conference.

  • The project can be completed or the student can present data from ongoing research.

  • CAPO members are informed of the competition at the time of call for abstracts and asked to request consideration of their submitted abstracts. Scientists will judge all submitted poster presentations at the conference to select the “best” poster according to pre-specified criteria.

  • The student must attend the conference to be eligible.

  • This award is presented annually. There can only be one winner for this award per year.

  • To be eligible for this award, the student must indicate eligibility when completing the call for abstract submissions form.

Amount: $100.00

Previous Bultz Best Student Poster Award Winners

  • Winner 2018: Cynthia Wan, University of Ottawa

  • Winner 2017: Laura Hallward

  • Winner 2016: Gilla Shapiro

  • Winner 2015: Samara Perez

  • Winner 2014: Anne- Josee Guimond

  • Winner 2013: Caroline Desautels & Shannon Groff

  • Winner 2012: Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald

  • Winner 2011: Ajit Auluck

  • Winner 2010: Emily Murray

  • Winner 2009: Andrea Krawczyk

  • Winner 2008: Lauren Walker

  • Winner 2007: Fiona Schulte

  • Winner 2006: Sebastian Simard

  • Winner 2005: Sarah Harington

  • Winner 2004: Larissa Vikela

The Bultz Best Student Oral Presentation

The purpose of this award is to recognize a student member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology for an oral research presentation demonstrating excellence in psychosocial oncology research in Canada.

  • The award will be presented at the annual CAPO conference.

  • The presentation can be completed or the student can present data from ongoing research. CAPO members are informed of the competition at the time of call for abstracts and asked to request consideration of their submitted abstracts. Scientists will judge all submitted oral abstracts and presentations at the conference with pre-specified criteria, in order to select the “best” oral presentation.

  • The student must attend the conference to be eligible.

  • This award is presented annually. There can only be one winner for this award per year.

  • To be eligible for this award, the student must indicate eligibility when completing the call for abstract submissions form.

Amount: $100.00

Previous Bultz Best Student Oral Presentation Award Winners

  • Winner 2018: Molly McCarthy, York University

  • Winner 2017: Amanda Wurz

  • Winner 2016: Beth Edwards

  • Winner 2015: Cybelle Abate

  • Winner 2014: Laura Capozzi

  • Winner 2013: Sreenath Madathail & Sara Beattie

  • Winner 2012: Lauren Walker

  • Winner 2011: Jennifer Brunet

  • Winner 2010: Allison Pederson

  • Winner 2009: Andree Castonguay

  • Winner 2008: Bejoy Thomas

  • Winner 2007: Helen Wong

  • Winner 2006: Arielle Warner

  • Winner 2005: Sophie Lebel

  • Winner 2004: Virginia Lee

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