Stratas Scholars

In 2020, Stratas sponsored eight mental health research projects from young Canadian scholars.

Read about each award winner's project below.

Thomas
Anderson
($4,000)

Thomas Anderson is exploring whether microdosing can be used to treat mental health conditions with fewer side effects than current treatment standards (e.g., SSRIs), as well as the effects of microdosing psilocybin on mood and creativity.

Read about Thomas's research here.

Dr. Sung Mo
Park
($5,000)

Dr. Sung Mo Park is the winner of the Stratas Founders Award, valued at $5,000. His research project explores how amyloid-beta accumulation in the brain leads to memory disruption in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Read about Dr. Park's project here.

Dr. Skye
Fitzpatrick
($3,500)

Dr. Skye Fitzpatrick is the winner of the Spencer Shaw and Royal City Realty Scholarship. Her project explores a novel way to treat individuals and couples with self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

Read about Dr. Fitzpatrick's research here.

Abu Y.M.
Abdullah
($3,000)

Abu Y.M. Abdullah is the winner of the Ryan Kahro Family Scholarship for mental health research. His project how the built environment impacts our mental health.

Read about Abu's research here.

Iain
Gamba
($2,500)

Iain Gamba is the winner of the Leaps and Bounds scholarship for mental health research related to autism spectrum disorder.

Read about Iain's research here.

Emily
Mercer
($2,000)

Emily Mercer is the winner of the Brett Wiederhold Scholarship for mental health research.

Read more about Emily's research here.

Melissa
Woodward
($1,500)

Dr. Melissa Woodward is the winner of the Nordal Family Scholarship on addictions and substance abuse disorders.

Read more about Dr. Woodward's research here.

Rachel
Noel
($1,000)

Rachel Noel is the winner of the Ryan Kidd Family Scholarship for mental health research.

Read more about Rachel's research here.

Sung Mo Park
($5,000)

Dr. Sung Mo Park is the winner of the Stratas Founders Award, valued at $5,000. His research project explores how amyloid-beta accumulation in the brain leads to memory disruption in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Read about Dr. Park's project here.

Thomas Anderson
($4,000)

Thomas Anderson is exploring whether microdosing can be used to treat mental health conditions with fewer side effects than current treatment standards (e.g., SSRIs), as well as the effects of microdosing psilocybin on mood and creativity.

Read about Thomas's project here.

Dr. Skye Fitzpatrick
($3,500)

Dr. Skye Fitzpatrick is the winner of the Spencer Shaw and Royal City Realty Scholarship. Her project explores a novel way to treat individuals and couples with self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

Read about Dr. Fitzpatrick's project here.

Abu Yousef Md Abdullah
($3,000)

Abu Y.M. Abdullah is the winner of the Ryan Kahro Family Scholarship for mental health research. His project how the built environment impacts our mental health.

Read about Abu's research here.

Iain Gamba
($2,500)

Iain Gamba is the winner of the Leaps and Bounds scholarship for mental health research related to autism spectrum disorder.

Read about Iain's research here.

Emily Mercer ($2,000)

Emily Mercer is the winner of the Brett Wiederhold Scholarship for mental health research. Her project explores how the gut microbiome impacts our mental health.

Read more about Emily's research here.

Melissa Woodward ($1,500)

Dr. Melissa Woodward is the winner of the Nordal Family Scholarship on addictions and substance abuse disorders.

Read more about Dr. Woodward's research here..

Rachel Noel ($1,000)

Rachel Noel is the winner of the Ryan Kidd Family Scholarship for mental health research. Her research explores a novel way of treating depression in treatment-resistant patients.

Read more about Rachel's research here.