Carolyn Gaspar - MSc Candidate

Carolyn GasparMiss Carolyn Gaspar is from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Honours Specialization Degree. She worked under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Mushquash, on her undergraduate thesis: Sex Differences of Alcohol-Related Consequences Among Undergraduates. It was her work with Dr. Mushquash that lead her to the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Tait. Carolyn has worked previously as a Research Assistant both at Lakehead University and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, allowing her to develop research skills with quantitative, qualitative and clinical data. Through this experience she knew research was a career she wanted to pursue.

Carolyn is a MSc candidate in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research areas are: Indigenous Health, Health Disparities, Addiction and Mental Health, primarily in Adolescents, Relapse Prevention Plans, Aftercare Support and Technological Advances in Health Care. Since arriving at the University of Saskatchewan, Carolyn has successfully launched herself as a young researcher, working for the First Peoples – First Person Indigenous Hub. Carolyn is a Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship recipient, and currently serves as the Graduate Student Associations Vice President External.

Carolyn Gaspar and the Sturgeon Lake First Nations team were awarded first place in the Life and Health Science Research Day Poster Competition, University of Saskatchewan. Carolyn’s graduate research focuses on ‘girl power’ and she is working with the Sturgeon Lake School and the Girl Power program. In Carolyn’s category there were a large number of student research projects, some of which were associated with national SPOR networks. Please join us in congratulating Carolyn and the Sturgeon Lake Youth Group, Girl Power, and the Sturgeon Lake ACCESS team--Shirley, Clifford, Norma, and Lorna. We are extremely proud of Carolyn and her commitment to youth-driven and determined empowerment. The Sturgeon Lake team and the youth group, supported by the hard work of Clifford Ballantyne have created something very very special for youth.

Carolyn Gaspar Poster