2019 ARIA recipients

In 2019, 43 students from 18 departments and programs received Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards.

ARIA summer projects


“Canadian Sharia”
Daniel Chiu Castillo
Prof. Katherine Lemons, Anthropology

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Art History and Communication Studies

“Slavery in the North: The Seasonality of Winter Escapes in Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements
Simone Cambridge
Prof. Charmaine A. Nelson, Art History

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Computer Science

“Automatically Characterizing the Purpose of GitHub Repositories”
Jazlyn Hellman
Prof. Jin Guo, Computer Science

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“Implementing and Improving OpalCare - an App for Personal Caregivers”
Sarah Randall
Prof. Laurie Hendren, Computer Science

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“Randomized Algorithms for Integer Signal Recovery”
Yingzi Xu
Prof. Xiao-Wen Chang, Computer Science

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“Bandit Algorithms for Factorial Experiments”
Yutong Yan
Prof. Joelle Pineau, Computer Science

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“A Consideration of Canada's Role in World Climate Economy”
Naba Tahir
Prof. Robert Cairns, Economics

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Staging English-language Quebec drama
Hannah Cheslock
Prof. Erin Hurley, English

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“Canadian Smart Cities: Smart for all or only some?”
Arina Chatigny-Vincter
Prof. Renee Sieber, Geography

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“Comparing and Contrasting Place-Based Activity Patterns in Montreal and Toronto”
Morgan Guttman
Prof. Grant McKenzie, Geography

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“Examining Colonial Legacies in New Cities in India”
Saeesh Mangwani
Prof. Sarah Moser, Geography

“Changes in Northern Canadian Communities Over the Past 50 Years”
Diwei Zhu
Prof. Brian Robinson, Geography

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“Transnational Print Culture and Deviant Circulations”
Ariella Garmaise
Prof. Shanon Fitzpatrick, History

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“Money and Credit in France's North American Empire”
Michael Leger
Prof. Catherine Desbarats, History

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“Gender, Genre and Lament in Roman Songs”
Meghan O'Donnell
Prof. Charles Gladhill, History

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“Modal Indefinites: Portuguese 'algum' and 'qualquier'”
Erica Brandao
Prof. Luis Alonso-Ovalle, Linguistics

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“Testing Models in English Phonotactics”
Jiayi (Gemma) Huang
Prof. Timothy O'Donnell, Linguistics

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“’Many’ and the Origins of Proportionality”
David Shanks
Prof. Benhard Schwarz, Linguistics

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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Nathan Drezner
Prof. Andrew Piper, LLCU

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“Comparison of Bayesian Additive Regression Trees and Random Forests”
Hytham Farah
Prof. Russell Steele, Math

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“Sofic and Symmetric Group”
Yahui (Amy) Wang
Prof. Mikael Pichot, Math

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“Psychosis and the City: An experience sampling study of psychotic symptoms in daily life”
Fjolla Berisha
Prof. Ian Gold, Philosophy

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“Charles Babbage's Work on Mathematical Notations”
Jonah Dutz
Prof. Dirk Schlimm, Philosophy

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Political Science

“International Support to Civilian Self-Protection”
Suraiya Foss-Phillips
Prof. Jennifer Welsh, Political Science

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“Violence without Rebellion: Social reclassification, grassroots policing and the Great Leap Forward in China”
Yanran Li
Prof. Juan Wang, Political Science

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“India's Quest for Global Status”
Apoorva Malepati
Prof. T.V. Paul, Political Science

“Corruption Under Left Turn Governments in Latin America”
Salvatore Francesco Solimano Leiva
Prof. Manuel Balan, Political Science

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“Consolidation of Human Motor Memory”
Megan Baran-Goldwax
Prof. David Ostry, Psychology

“Attractiveness Devaluation: The role of executive control and relationship motivation in the face of salient relationship”
Marlee Brownstein
Prof. John E. Lydon, Psychology

“Network Analysis on Bilingual Interactional Contexts and Lexical Interconnectedness”
Ruo Ying Feng
Prof. Debra Titone, Psychology

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“Screening for Anxiety Disorders Among Patients With a Bipolar Disorder”
Seon Quinta
Prof. Outi Mantere, Psychology

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“A Study of the Neutral Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Behavioural Inhibition”
Alexander Stoljar Gold
Prof. Jonathan Britt, Psychology

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“Calcium Imaging of Lateral Septum Cells During Interactions in Mice”
Brian Liu
Prof. Sylvain Williams, Psychiatry

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“The Influence of Sexual Arousal on Emotion Perception”
Jean Nahas
Prof. Samuel Paul Louis Veissiere, Psychiatry

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School of Religious Studies

“Ethnocultural and Religious Diversity in a Secular Society”
Kathleen Grantham
Prof. Daniel Cere, School of Religious Studies

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“Braiding Ropes of Sand: Gospel Literature and the Making of Christian Diversity”
Sara Merker
Prof. Heidi Wendt, School of Religious Studies

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“Parochializing the Metropole: Religious Space and Urban Development in Industrializing Montreal, c 1850- 1950”
Joshua Werber
Prof. Samuel Nelson, School of Religious Studies

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“Does Democracy Pay? Determinants of Organizational Effectiveness in Labour Unions”
Catharina O'Donnell
Prof. Barry Eidlin, Sociology

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“Identifying the Structural Barriers in Rural America”
Zoey Richards
Prof. Shelley Clark, Sociology

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“Violence in Pornography: Myths and Facts”
Annie Shiau
Prof. Eran Shor, Sociology

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Social Work

“Promoting Brain health and Resilience in Social Work Students: Implementation and evaluation of a smartphone application”
Maude Brunelle Tremblay
Prof. Katherine Maurer, Social Work

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Visual Arts Collection

“A Protocol for the Cataloguing and Display of Works of Arts by Indigenous Artists”
Madeline Holton
Gwendolyn Owens, Director, McGill Visual Arts Collection

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“Expanding the Manuscript of a Sourcebook on Gordon Matta-Clark”
Abigail Luddy Dunn
Gwendolyn Owens, Director, McGill Visual Arts Collection

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