Jessica McAnulty - Winner in Joint IA-RQRV CAG Poster Competition

Lakehead University student Jessica McAnulty (BA Gerontology), CERAH Research Assistant and MSW candidate, recently won first prize in a graduate student poster competition held jointly by the Institute of Strategic Initiatives, Institute of Aging, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Jessica presented her poster, entitled An Assessment of Organizational Infrastructure Gaps, Barriers and Enablers to Developing Formal Palliative Care Programs: A Comparative Case Study of Two Long-Term Care Homes in Northern Ontario, at the Canadian Association on Gerontology's 39th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

, held in Montreal from December 2 to 4. 

Posters were judged according to:

  1. Quality of the research (clarity of theoretical perspectives, method, sample, findings, discussion, and limitations)
  2. Merit of the research (validity of conclusions, relevancy to field of aging, and potential for application)
  3. Quality of abstract and content (coherence, logical flow, grammar, spelling, and concise abstract)
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the student (recognition of limits of the study, and familiarity with research context)

As the main prize winner, Jessica will receive a certificate and $500, which she plans to use to offset costs associated with completing her thesis.  

Congratulations Jessica!