Taylor Riemersma and Richard Holmes 2016 recipients of the Child Language Research Award

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Annually, an award valued at $750.00 is provided to a graduating undergraduate student enrolled in any program at the University of Waterloo. Selection are based on academic excellence, prior research experience related to child language development, and a demonstrated commitment to future postgraduate study in the area of child language development. No application is required. This fund is made possible by a donation from Knowledge in Development Inc.

This year, the award was given to two recipients.

This award is presented at the department level, and will not be mentioned at the convocation ceremony

2016 recipients: Richard Holmes and Taylor Riemersma

Richard HolmesRichard completed his honours thesis working in the Lab for Infant Development and Language.

Richard will be pursuing a Master's of Speech- Language Pathology at the University of Toronto where he will work towards his goal of becoming a clinician and researcher in his field of study.

Taylor worked in the Lab for Infant Development Taylor Riemersmaand Language as an NSERC student in the summer of 2015 and also did research in the Centre for Child Studies.

Taylor will be pursuing a Master's of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario. Taylor's ultimate career goal is to work with adults recovering from post-stroke aphasia and related speech disorders 

Congratulations Richard and Taylor on your academic achievements and the award, and best wishes for continued success in graduate studies!