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The Academic, Creative and Engaged Research Showcase (ACERS) at Laurier Brantford recognizes student and faculty research, showcases creative projects by our students, and provides learning experiences for the general public and for the Laurier community.

ACERS 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners of 2019 ACERS Research and Project Showcase poster competition.

ACERS Showcase WinnersPrize Winners

  • First place: Erin McHarge, Legally Bound: Non-Normative Gender and Identification
  • Second place: Megan Blair, Indigenous Activism in Canada, 1969-1982
  • Third place: Anitra Nickel, 1990 Crime Culture and 2018 Foreign Fighter Recruitment in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

People's Choice Awards

  • First place: Kaela Koundakjian, This is Fine: A Game about Scheduling and Time Management
  • Second place: Shailyn Harris, Canada’s Response to Indigenous Women in Trafficking
  • Third place: Jensen Arsenault, Motivations for ‘Sexting’ among Adolescent Girls: Moving beyond Pressure and into Pleasure

Full List of Presenters

Business Technology Management

  • Andrew Chachulski, Yusra Hussein, Jacqueline Morrissette, Qian Sun, Fan Zhang, Jiawen Zhang, BCR Roastery – Designing a Database System and Applications

Criminology

  • Brendan Campbell, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Policing
  • Shailyn Harris, Canada’s Response to Indigenous Women in Trafficking
  • Kaitlin Humer, Toronto Homelessness and the OSSA
  • Anitra Nickel, 1990 Crime Culture and 2018 Foreign Fighter Recruitment in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Calvin Silverthorne, Do Impacts from Shift Work Affect Police Performance and Police Conduct?
  • Sheena Verma, Taneah Ugwuegbula, and Demi Cottrell, What Re-entry and Rehabilitative Practices Can Offer Our Inmates upon Prison Release
  • Hannah Wilson, A Critique of the Ontario Safe Streets Act

Digital Media and Journalism

  • Jonnica Hill, Gatekeeping in the Internet Age
  • Samantha McGregor, The New Morse Code: Emoticons

English

  • Erin McHarge, More Than a Feeling: Emotionality in Modernist 

Game Design and Development

  • Kaela Koundakjian, This is Fine: A Game about Scheduling and Time Management

Health Studies

  • Kaminda Musumbulwa, Investigating the burden of HIV among African, Caribbean, and Black Women in Southern Ontario

History

  • Megan Blair, Indigenous Activism in Canada, 1969-1982
  • Diane Oliver, Propaganda: A Hypocrisy that Legitimized the Brutalities Against Korean Women during the Pacific War
  • Tanielle Paauw, North and South Korean Education Systems from 1945-1960
  • Thomas Tran, The Sino-Korean Relationship and Korean Communism in Manchuria

Human Rights and Human Diversity

  • Jamie McCourt, Internet Censorship in China: A Human Rights Perspective
  • Coady Paquette-Nemchuck, Internet Censorship in China: Political Use of Cultural Relativism and its Consequences
  • Natalie Prataviera, Canada’s Harmful Past and Present: Hasn’t the Aboriginal Community Suffered Enough?

Law and Society

  • Adeana Budgell, Looking at Sexual Assault Through the Lens of Power and Privilege
  • Erin McHarge, Legally Bound: Non-Normative Gender and Identification
  • Stephen Troyer, Peace Bonds and Presumption of Innocence

Social and Environmental Justice

  • Natalie DiGiandomenico, Facebook’s Terms of Services: Truth, Privacy, and Right or Wrong

User Experience Design

  • Nicole Chow, Stephanie Fajardo, Julia Huynh, Fine Feet’s Game Changer
  • Samantha Graham, “Modular Cat Tree”: DIY Cat Tree for Shelter Cats

Youth and Children’s Studies

  • Jensen Arsenault, Motivations for ‘Sexting’ among Adolescent Girls: Moving beyond Pressure and into Pleasure
  • Erika Glover, Rommela Alquiza, Autumn Whiteway, and Emma Furtney, Indigenous Children in the Welfare System
  • Lucille Harding, Exceptional Children Finding Exceptional Families
  • Katriel Hoogsteen, Surrogacy and Families
  • Juan Su and Yu Ji, Chinese Paper-Cut
  • Julia Swift, Adoption: Cognitive, Mental and Physical Impairments

ACERS 2019 Committee

  • Adrian Beam
  • Christina Han
  • James Popham
  • Tania Iezzi
  • John Lam
  • Kevin McDermott
  • Melissal Minshall
  • Shane Dixon

Faculty of Liberal Arts Research Ambassadors (FLARA)

  • Cassandra Kok
  • Lillia Dockree
  • Massy Yousof
  • Tyler Britz

Showcasing Research

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Where to Find Us

The Faculty of Liberal Arts is located on the second floor of the East Wing of the Research and Academic Centre, Brantford (corner of Dalhousie and Charlotte streets).

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