Winners & Finalists of 2018

First Prize

The Opioid Crisis in Canada
by Roisin Dillon, Mount Royal University, Canada

Research Team
Roisin Dillon, Mount Royal University

Project Summary
Roisin Dillon has focused her research on the opioid epidemic in Canada, with a particular focus on fentanyl. Many Canadians have passed away as a result of taking illicit substances whilst unaware they are laced with fentanyl, and this research investigates solutions aimed at educating and disseminating information on this topic.


Submission documents
Download Roisin Dillon’s Visual Map

Download Roisin Dillon’s Report

Download Roisin Dillon’s Bibliography

Second Prize

Premature Birth: Supporting Parent & Infant Well-Being in Australia
by Luna Baby, University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Team
Dr. Abbey Eeles, University of Melbourne

Project Summary
Team Luna Baby has researched the issue of premature birth, specifically looking into supporting parent and infant well-being in Australia. Due to the powerful role that parents play in the development of their premature infants, this research focuses on the support given to these parents in neonatal nurseries and how it can be improved.


Submission documents
Download Luna Baby’s Visual Map

Download Luna Baby’s Report

Download Luna Baby’s Bibliography

Third Prize

Mental Health in Second Generation Canadians
by Bridging the Gap, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Research Team
Stephanie Lam, BSc in Health Science, Simon Fraser University
Hussein Hage-Hassan, BSc in Health Science, Simon Fraser University
Benta Cheng, BSc in Health Science, Simon Fraser University
Katrina Jang, BA in Health Science, Simon Fraser University
Janani Ravikularam, BA in Health Science, Simon Fraser University

Project Summary
Bridging the Gap has explored the mental health and mental wellness outcomes of Second-generation Asian immigrant youth aged 14-25 in the Greater Vancouver region. This group experience unique mental health challenges due to the mental stressors imposed by processes of acculturation.


Submission documents
Download Bridging the Gap’s Visual Map

Download Bridging the Gap’s Report

Download Bridging the Gap’s Bibliography

Runners up

Gender Disparity in the State of Utah
by Daughters, University of Oxford, UK

Research Team
Lyn Johnson, MBA, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Crystal Trejo Green, MBA, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Alisha Gale

Project Summary
Team Daughters has focused on gender inequality in the U.S. State of Utah. With a team that have deep Utah roots, they have witnessed first hand the impact on gender disparity in their own families and in the community. Their research maps solutions to educate communities and reduce the impact of gender inequalities in this state.


Submission documents
Download Daughters’ Visual Map

Download Daughters’ Report & Bibliography

Air Pollution in Utah
by Team Lakeridge, Utah Valley University, USA

Research Team
Aubrey Hanks, Utah Valley University
Gregory Brett Hoch, Utah Valley University
Nicholas Varney, Utah Valley University
Pierre Chesnais, Utah Valley University
Jacob Davis, Utah Valley University

Project Summary
Team Lakeridge has researched Utah’s Ogden-Salt Lake-Provo area (the Wasatch Front), and its unique geography that creates ‘inversion’ – a lid that traps cooler air in the valleys. This layer traps toxic air particles released by natural sources and human activity, which leads to health issues, stifled economic growth, and the general deterioration of quality of life in the region.


Submission documents
Download Team Lakeridge’s Visual Map

Download Team Lakeridge’s Report

Download Team Lakeridge’s Bibliography

Gender Inequity in STEM in Chile
by +Chilenas en STEM, Teach for All

Research Team
Gabriel Cruz, Enseña Chile
Maria Alarcon, Enseña Chile
Catalina Serrano, Enseña Chile
Javiera Sanchez, Enseña Chile
Rodrigo Hidalgo, Enseña Chile

Project Summary
Evidence has shown significant gender disparities in maths subjects at school where girls tend to get lower results, leading to fewer women participating in STEM careers. The +Chilenas en STEM team posit that part of this gap is produced by gender stereotypes, which can be unconsciously reproduced in the household and in the classroom. This team have therefore investigated a new initiative to work with teachers on gender-stereotype awareness.


Submission documents
Download +Chilenas en STEM’s Visual Map

Download +Chilenas en STEM’s Report

Download +Chilenas en STEM’s Bibliography