Western Social Science was well represented in the 2016 Undergraduate Awards, with three papers recognized as regional winners.
The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards program, recognizing excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.
In 2016, more than 5,500 papers were submitted from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities
In each category, the Global Winner is the highest-performing paper within its category and the Regional Winner is the highest performing Highly Commended paper within their region.
Three papers from Social Science students were recognized as Regional Winners:
- Mallory Jackman with her paper ‘Conflict processing across development: The progression of response inhibition networks’ is the highest performing paper in the USA & Canada region in the Psychology category.
- Rebecca Meharchand with her paper ‘A Western Concept of Honour: Understanding Cultural Differences, Realizing Patriarchal Similarities’ is the highest performing paper in the USA & Canada region in the Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category.
- Naciza Masikini with the paper ‘Transwomen and the Prison Industrial Complex’ is the highest performing paper in the USA & Canada region in the Social Sciences: Social Policy category.
Papers are recognized as Highly Commended if they finish in the top 10 per cent of their subject category.
The Highly Commended Entrants from Western Social Science are:
- Delia Chen - Economics category
- Richard Kelly - Economics category
- Andrea Holstein - History category
- Christopher Ginou - Politics & International Relations category
- Dylan Cooke - Politics & International Relations category
- Samantha DeBellis - Psychology category, for two papers
- Celina Everling - Psychology category
- Cisse Nakeyar - Psychology category
- Sarah Schwanz - Psychology category
- Angel Leung - Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category, for two papers