Presenters delivering a short oral talk also had the option of presenting a poster during the poster session. Lightning talks were all accompanied by a poster. A workshop entitled "Telling Your (Research) Story", presented by Research Western, took place from 10:20-11:20 am. Leah Brainin won the award for Best Oral Presentation.


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Friday, March 22nd
9:10 AM

Executive Functioning Deficits Following Right Hemisphere Brain Damage: A Systematic Review

Ghalia Albakri

9:10 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Modelling non-linear Functional Responses in Competitive Biological Systems.

Nickolas Goncharenko

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM

9:20 AM

Changes in the Left Atrial-Esophageal Relationship with the Insertion of An Esophageal Protective Device: A Cadaveric Imaging Study

Akmal Shahzad
Charys M. Martin, The University of Western Ontario
Michele L. Barbeau, The University of Western Ontario

9:20 AM - 9:25 AM

9:25 AM

Enhanced explicit vocabulary learning compared to implicit grammar learning in adults

Leah Brainin
Marc Joanisse

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM

9:50 AM

Quantifying physical and psychological outcomes after periprosthetic femoral fracture in older adults

Rifat Islam, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program, University of Western Ontario.
Brent Lanting, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario.
Susan Hunter, School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario.
Somerville Lyndsay, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario.

9:50 AM - 9:55 AM

9:55 AM

Effect of stress and methylmercury exposure on song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) energy balance.

Claire Bottini

9:55 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Factors Affecting Nurses’ Job Satisfaction in Rural and Urban Acute Care Settings: A PRISMA Systematic Review

Yasin Yasin
Mickey Kerr, University of Western Ontario
Carol A Wong, University of Western Ontario
Charles H. Bélanger, Laurentian University

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

10:05 AM

Statistical Learning Across Visual and Auditory Modalities

Christine Moreau
Marc Joanisse
Laura Batterink

10:05 AM - 10:10 AM

11:30 AM

Graduate Keynote. Golf Grip Force Evaluation in Individuals with and without Hand Arthritis Using a New Wearable Sensor Technology

Sara Frances Holland, Western University
Emily Lalone, Western University
Louis M. Ferreira, Western University
James P. Dickey, Western University

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Graduate Keynote. The Online Predator: Cyberbullies as the hunters of the online world

Molly-Gloria R. Harper, Western University

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Auditing Canadian Curricula for the Prevalence of Personal-Finance Related Terms Using Text-Frequency and Distant-Reading Software Tools

Wes Armstrong Mr., Western University

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Canadian Undergraduate Nursing Students' Experiences of Learning Indigenous Health

Ivy Tran, Western University

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Homelessness in London, Ontario: Assessing the sustainability of Housing First in light of a shift to models of prevention

Kayla May

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

In search of the “prosocial personality”: Disentangling empathy, compassion, and altruism

Laura K.D. Johnson B.A., Western University, Psychology
Don H. Saklofske Ph.D., Western University, Psychology

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Obstacle negotiation and dual-tasking in people with a unilateral transtibial amputation.

Humberto Omana
Michael Payne, Parkwood Hospital
Ricardo Viana, Parkwood Hospital
Susan Winnifred Hunter, Western University

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Seismic landslide hazard mapping for Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

Ali Fallah Yeznabad
Sheri E. Molnar, Western University
Hesham M. El Naggar, Western University

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

The effect of sepsis on cerebral microvascular blood flow

Laura Mawdsley
Mamadou Diop, Western University
Chris G. Ellis, Western University

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM