Research Poster Presentations

Every year PAA calls for research posters for the PAA poster presentation event. Since 2020, this event has been hosted online. Members are invited to vote for their favourite poster to receive the PAA Best Research Poster Award. 

2022 Poster Presentations 

2022 PAA Best Poster Award: 

F&$% you, I Don’t Want to F&$%ing Talk to You – Ben Rollans & Emily Pynoo

Ben Rollans (he/him), BA

Ben is starting his master’s degree in fall 2022 in the Counselling Psychology program at the University of Alberta. Ben has worked with structurally marginalized youth as youth worker in Edmonton since 2013 and is excited to begin research that can support this population. He is planning to focus his research on police-youth relations.

Emily Pynoo (she/her), BA, MEd

Emily is a doctoral student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Alberta. Her research is primarily centered around police-youth relations and improving outcomes for justice-involved youth. She is passionate about supporting structurally marginalized youth in research and clinical settings and plans to become a registered psychologist to continue this work following the completion of her PhD.

How, When & Why Autism/ASD and Developmental Coordination Disorder/DCD Became Linked & the Implications of this Relationship – Dr. Paulene Kamps

Dr. Paulene Kamps is a registered psychologist, educator, two-time author, and kinesiologist who owns and operates a private practice in Calgary, Alberta, 

She is very excited to share her latest research and controversial findings with PAA audiences. Specifically, working for decades as a scientist-practitioner who has chosen to specialize in DCD, she has uncovered some very fascinating and unexpected relationships between autism/ASD and DCD. In her presentation, she offers viewers a completely new paradigm on the surprising links between these conditions. View and review her slides.

The Role of Self- Determination in the Healing of Trauma – Dr. Patricia Miller

Dr. Patricia Miller is a Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Psychologist. She was awarded with the Doctorate title in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the Twente University. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Calsouthern University, studying the role of self-determination in the healing from trauma. Dr. Miller is a Contract Instructor at MRU, within the faculty of Child & Youth Studies and Social Work. She conducts and directs her private clinical practice at The Calgary Therapy Institute. She presents internationally on action-oriented processes, peer-support, and trauma-informed practices, and living with trauma across the lifespan.

Nicole’s Story: An Art-Based Engagement Ethnography Case Study of Newcomer Youth Experiences During School Integration – Veronica Kenny & Linnea Kalchos

Veronica Kenny, M.Ed, University of British Columbia

Veronica Kenny completed her undergraduate degree at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2007 and her Master of Education degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2012. She has been a BC Certified School Psychologist for ten years and is returning to complete her PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology at UBC in September 2022. Ms. Kenny’s practice in school psychology and research interests are informed by her own bi-cultural identify as a second generation Chinese-Canadian with an overarching social justice lens. She is currently studying newcomer youth experiences and their integration into the Canadian school system.

Linnea Kalchos, B.A., B.Ed., University of British Columbia

Linnea Kalchos is a second year Master of Arts student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the University of British Columbia and is beginning her PhD at UBC in September 2022. She is an Ontario and British Columbia certified teacher. Experience in international education and her passion for social justice led her to UBC where she conducts research on newcomer youth under the supervision of Dr. Anusha Kassan in the areas of school integration, multicultural counselling, and social justice in school psychology. Her M.A thesis explores newcomer youth’s access to school-based psychosocial support services during school integration.

View the playlist to see all 2021 Research Poster Presentations. 

The Recipient of the 2021 PAA Best Poster Award is Kristen Zenter with her poster Advancing Post-Secondary Student Wellness: Promising Programs

View the playlist to see all 2020 Research Poster Presentations. 

The Recipient of the 2020 PAA Best Poster Award is Jonathan Debue with her poster Canadian Psychologists’ Experiences of Conducting Suicide Risk Assessment: a Phenomenological Study