2020 Award Winners

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia announced its annual 2020 Award Winners on Friday June 26th.


Awards

The Dr. Charles J.A. Hayes Lifetime Contribution Award

This award recognizes those psychologists who have spent a significant part of their professional lifetime supporting the profession of psychology at the provincial, national and international level. The name of the Award serves to honour Dr. Charles J.A. Hayes, a well-respected Psychologist and long-time APNS member.

Dr David Pilon, R. Psych.

The Outstanding APNS Early Career Psychologist Award

This award recognizes those in the first 10 years of their career who has actively participated in APNS and in so doing have advanced their career in psychology.

Erica Lundberg, R. Psych.

The Outstanding APNS Student Award

This award recognizes the challenges of preparing for a career in psychology at the Masters or doctoral level, who .has participated in APNS and who plans to pursue a career in psychology in Nova Scotia.

Kat Merwin

The APNS Community Service Award for Psychologists

This award recognizes the contributions of psychologists who do outstanding volunteer service beyond their role as a psychologist, including on-going volunteer work for a specific community or cause, fostering inclusion, promoting understanding of marginalized populations, or health promotion initiatives.

Seth Wahlin-Stern, R. Psych.

The APNS Community Service Award in Mental Health

This award recognizes non-psychologists who have made valuable contributions to the community in a health and wellness setting or through activities that raise awareness or advocate on mental health issues.

LOVE Nova Scotia – accepted by Sarah MacLaren, Executive Director

Bursary

The APNS Diversity in Psychology Bursary

This bursary will assist diverse Psychology students who are in need of support while pursuing a post-secondary education in Psychology.

Lydia Muyingo, Dalhousie University

Student Prizes

The Gerald Gordon Memorial Prize for Psychology

This prize is awarded for outstanding undergraduate achievement in Psychology in Nova Scotia. It is named for Dr. Gerald Gordon to honour the contribution he made to APNS.

Mariam Elgendi – Dalhousie University

The Brian Dufton Memorial Prize for Psychology

This prize is awarded for outstanding graduate achievement in Psychology in Nova Scotia. It is named for Dr. Brian Dufton to honour the contribution he made to the education of Psychology students.

Sara Bartel – Dalhousie University