Budding Scholars

Budding Scholars Program

Our program offers mentorship and research opportunities for promising students who aspire to become professionals in the field of psychology and neuroscience. The goals of the program are to enable students to explore the various facets of psychology and neuroscience, to build their professional network with scholars in the field (including faculty, graduate and senior students), and ultimately, to spark a career as a young scientist. As a Budding Scholar, you will have the opportunity to engage in the scientific community here at UTSC by being invited to participate in activities such as guest lectures on topics of interest geared to junior students (ex. career talks and research talks), and mentored research opportunities in various labs on campus.

Current students interested in applying to the program should vist the UTSC Psychology Undergraduate Resources Portal for information.

Award Recipients

*Research Extension Award Winners

 

2022-23 Budding Scholars:

Sitra Abdullahi Daniel Elias  
Kaynaat Abrar* Syeda Gaillani Mehakpreet Saggu*
Alyssa Aguilar Wedad Hachmi Arub Shabbir
Fynn Anantram Alyssa Hing Arav Shah
Adeena Atif Amman Khurana Ina Sugay
Aicha Belghiti Matthew Kuo Tara Tam
Khyati Chhabra Hiba Mohammed Sophia Tsagopoulos
Kini Choppella Rachel Nimmakayala Max Zhao
Radhika Comar Thirija Pushpanathan Belle Zhu
Sahra Durran Rashmia Raihan  

 

2021-22 Budding Scholars:

Magdalene Abebe Dana Gawlak Diluk Ramachandra
Evelina Aghayan Julianne Hu* Lina Rguig
Tajreen Ahmed Kelly Ma Valery Sit
Nabeeha Ali Thejavi Madurapperuma Shukkiththa Sivapatham
Zaynab Azeem Doa Mobin Yee Lam Tang*
Farah Darawish Sara Mohammed Nirvana Tiwari
Rheina Firdiawati* Jerlene Pandian  

 

2020-21 Budding Scholars:

Sarah-Mei Chen* Joyce Ho Sapolnach Prompiengchai*
Ria (Jui Ya) Cheng Ana Jankovic* Safa Rahman
Daniel Cherkas Aliza Kazmi Mrittica Rahman
Priyanka Choudhari* Emily Jie Yi Kuik* Dev Raval*
Sophie Faessen* Tiffany Luke* Aryaki Sethi
Farhan Bin Faisal* Priya Rakesh Pandey Yomni Makonnen Tesfaye
Natalie Garabedian    

2019-20 Budding Scholars:

Tanwir Ahmed Shenwei Hu* Ayush Patel
Ryan Brudner Anisa Khalfan Tasneem Patel 
Anusha Dath Kalista Kyle* Bai Yu  Ruan
Safiya Desai Carrie Kar Yee Lau Warda Shabbir*
Fathima Rehaab Tianxing Liu Adib Syed
Ayoub Hajji Julia Naus Idila Yogeswaran*
Jonathan Hay Kareena Padamshi  

2018-19 Budding Scholars:

Aghilan Aiyadurai* Anisa Khalfan* Srishtie Phartiyal 
Regan Campbell* Sophie Kudryk Shobika Sathiaseelan
Yu-Chun Chien Sankeeth Kunatheesan Anjana Sathies
Hira Fatima Lakshania Mathisudan Liana Spada
Elaine Hoan* Noor Mirza Nabeela Syeda*
Longfeng (Sherry) Huang Aathmika Nandan Adrienna Tan
Sankeetha Kathirkamathamby* Sumaiya Nathani Arya Zarrinbakhsh

2017-18 Budding Scholars:

Ahmed Aamir Aboosally* Paras Kapoor* Hadia Rafiqzad
Mazen Essam Aljghami Liliana Wu Andrew Rogalsky
Jose Emiliano Arriola Villafuerte Seliya Mawani Kayla Victoria Rose Smith
Anjali Jyotindra Chauhan* Naazneen Mohsin Yu Bin Tan*
Imayan Elangovan Nishi Chirag Patel* Ka Yan Tsang
Janeeta Janeeta Shamsa Mussarrat Qaadri Taylor Alexandra Wright
Aravinth Jebanesan    

2016-17 Budding Scholars:

Charles Badlis Thaneya Kuganesan Sunny Raval*
Gina D'Souza Matthew McShane Umed Saleem
Shadini Dematagoda Vithushaan Mohandas Namita Sharma*
Maria Jennifer Estrella Regina Nicoll Maryam Sorkhou*
Samuel Haile Imama Noor Tselot Tessema
Sanjayen Jeyakumaran Christina Pereira* Shanthos Thirunavukkarasu*
Saira Khan Nayaab Punjani Madeleine Weichel
  Gul-e Rana  

2015-16 Budding Scholars:

Sauliha Alli Oleksandra Kaskun Rajan Shah
Denada Alushaj Ming Ma Arunan Srikanthanathan*
Gajathree Ananthathurai Thusha Mathikcantan Meeraa Srikaran
Thaneson Balachandran Siddiq Mirza* Sujitha Srinathan
Laura Colucci Radhika Patel Raza Syed
Muhammad Farooq Shameelah Patel* Susannah Megan Tran
Preet Gujral Maria Raveendran Maliha Zaman
Abhay Issar Olivia Rennie* Hanna Zhang
  Janannii Selvanathan  

2014-15 Budding Scholars:

Sarah Ahmed* Letebrhan Ferrow Amina Shabeen
Maliha Asad Andrew Iskander Sujeevini Sujanthan
Insiya Bhalloo Abiraa Karalasingam Sahir Tirmizi
Cynthia Boksh Nardin Kirolos Emmanuel Tse*
Harsimar Brar Newman Leung Sohanthen Udayashankar
Emily Hong-Wing Chan Shailja Modi Shruti Vellanki
Rishawn Dhir* Shayna Pascal-Webb Yimin Xie*
Deepika Elango* Olivia Rennie Mounizha Zainullah
  Myriam Robert  

2013-14 Budding Scholars:

Pratyasha Agrawal Zohal Kerami Dominic Samaroo
Anum Ahmed Bishoy Lawendy Garima Shah*
Delaram Farzanfar Yejin Lee Swara Shah
Christina Gizzo Meera Mahendiran Abdulwahab Sidiqi
Hilda Ho Maria Mariadasan Serena Soleimani
Dharini Ilangomaran Laura Ortiz Abanti Tagore
  Candice Richardson