Introducing the Recipients of 2021 CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Last fall, CSA Group launched a new Undergraduate Research Scholarship. We invited students from Canadian universities and colleges to submit proposals for their summer research projects focused on standards. Today, we are happy to announce the recipients of the 2021 CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship:

Natalia Espinosa Merlano, York University
Natalia will study accessibility in the built environment in emergency situations. Her research can help improve standards and develop communities that are safe and barrier-free for all members of society.

Elham Almoli, McMaster University
Elham’s research will focus on predatory journals and publication standards. She aims to develop a tool that could help policy-makers and the general public discern between potentially poor and high-quality research.

Rabina Sandhu, University of Guelph
Rabina plans to look closer at CSA Z8002:19, Operations and maintenance of health care facilities. She wants to explore how this Standard can be applied to help achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals in health care settings.

Thomas Brady, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Thomas wants to help improve standards for stormwater systems design and management. He will investigate disconnected foundation drains and bioretention cells and how they can help reduce the runoff volumes and enhance the quality of water.

Thomas Bilodeau, Université de Sherbrooke
Thomas wants to develop dynamic and structural models to evaluate head impacts during hockey games. He hopes the results will help improve testing methods and contribute to a better design of hockey helmets.

The scholarship recipients and their academic supervisors will spend the summer conducting research, and we look forward to seeing the results of their work.

Learn more about CSA Group’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship and how it helps engage undergraduate students in the world of standards.



May 13, 2021