CFUW Memorial Fellowship 2020-2021

2020 – 2021

Value: $8,000

Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable Trust receives memorial donations. At the time of application, the candidate must be enrolled in masters studies in science, mathematics or engineering. This fellowship is tenable in Canada or abroad.

2020-2021 Winner:

Shawna NarayanShawna Narayan

  • B.Sc. Physics, 2018, University of British Columbia
  • M.Sc. Experimental Medicine, 2019-2021, University of British Columbia

One in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. With such a high prevalence, a significant number of Canadians will search for resources and support for screening, diagnosis, management and self-care.

Health technologies such as e-mental health resources are suited to provide mental health services virtually to ensure more Canadians are receiving the care they need. Shawna’s research explores the experiences ethnic minorities have with anxiety and depressive resources to help support the creation of culturally responsive e-mental health services.