Students awarded presentation, poster, and travel awards at the Douglas-McGill Psychiatry Research Day

On Monday, June 20, the Douglas Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry held their first in-person Research Day since 2019. This hybrid event was held in the Douglas Hall, for the plenary sessions, and in the Frank B. Common 2nd floor halls for the poster session. In addition, plenary sessions were broadcast live via Zoom to enable participation of additional members. For more information about the event. 

An enthusiastic return to an in-person event

This event was a great success, thanks to the participation and contribution of many students and researchers, and volunteers. Thanks to all who joined in person and via Zoom.

Throughout the day, there were a number of excellent long and short oral presentations as well as a poster session, held in a modified format due to COVID-19 restrictions, during which our students were able to share their exciting work.

Prizes and awards

The Research Day is also an opportunity to celebrate students who have been recently awarded prizes through the Douglas, as well as to recognize the best presentations at the Research Day.


Douglas prizes

Long talks
  • 1st (PRIX d'excellence du FRQS): Malvin Jefri (Ernst)
  • 2nd: Stephanie Tullo (Chakravarty)
  • 3rd: Claire Brabander (Walker)
Short talks
  • 1st: J. Quinn Lee (Brandon)
  • 2nd: Marina Tedeschi Dauar (Poirier)
Poster presentations (3 prizes, unranked)
  • Andrée Ann Baril (Poirier)
  • Priscilla Cabral (Cermakian)
  • Patricia Miguel (Silveira)

Psychiatry prizes

Oral presentations
  • 1st (Marion Birmingham/Trevor Dennis Award): Vincent Jetté Pomerleau (Myhr)
  • 2nd: Neha Nair (Iyer)
Poster presentations
  • Aynslie McIntyre (Dunkley)

OLAOLA Prizes (3 prizes, unranked)

  • Lizette Herrera Portillo (Chakravarty)
  • Quinta Seon (Lepage)
  • Ruben Valle (Iyer)

As always, we would like to thank Dr. Nicolas Cermakian and the Douglas Student Committee for Academic Life for their tireless work in putting together the event, as well as the Douglas Foundation and the numerous donors who made this possible.