Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) (OVPRI) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Graduate Student Open Access Award.  These monetary awards of $1000.00 were established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Colin A. Capaldi, PhD student, Psychology “The relationship between nature connectedness and happiness: A meta-analysis” from Frontiers in Psychology (2014) 5:976.

Kyle Farmer, PhD candidate, Neuroscience “Major alterations of Phosphatidylcholine and Lysophosphotidylcholine lipids in the substantia nigra using an early stage model of Parkinson’s disease” from the International Journal of Molecular Science (2015) 16:8, pp. 18865-18877.

Saira Fitzgerald, PhD candidate, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies “Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Ontario Universities” from the Canadian Journal of Education (2015) 38:3, pp. 1-34.

Koreen Millard, PhD candidate, Geography and Environmental Studies “On the Importance of Training Data Sample Selection in Random Forest Image Classification: A Case Study in Peatland Ecosystem Mapping” from Remote Sensing (2015) 7:8489-8515.

Zoe Panchen, PhD candidate, Biology “Flowering and fruiting responses to climate change of two Arctic plant species, purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) and mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia)” from Arctic Science (2015) 1:45-58.

Visit the library website for abstracts and links to the articles.