TRAINEES 2013
 
Alyssa Altomare

Name: Alyssa Altomare

University: University of Calgary

Discipline: PhD, Educational Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Adam McCrimmon

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Kelley, Vaillancourt, & Zwaigenbaum

Title of Research Project: Bully Victimization: Coping Strategies and Anxiety in Children and Adolescent with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Email: aaaltoma@ucalgary.ca

Janet Bang

Name: Janet Bang

University: McGill University

Discipline: PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Aparna Nadig

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bertone, Kelley, & V. Smith

Title of Research Project: Intentionality in autism specturm disorders and typical development: Evidence from word learning and action understanding

Email: janet.bang@gmail.com
Brea Chouinard

Name: Brea Chouinard

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: PhD, Rehabilitation Medicine

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Joanne Volden

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Elsabbagh, Evans, & I. Smith

Title of Research Project: Contributions of neural structure and function to figurative language comprehension in people with ASD

Email: breac@ualberta.ca

Eric Deneault

Name: Eric Deneault

University: The Hospital for Sick Children

Discipline: Postdoc, Genetics

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Scherer

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bailey, Bryson, & Tanaka

Title of Research Project: Role of NRXN1 in Autism Spectrun Disorder Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Email: eric.deneault1@gmail.com

Tamara Germani

Name: Tamara Germani

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: PhD, Pediatrics

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Boyle, Elsabbagh, & Weiss

Title of Research Project: Development of an Autism Specific Classification System of Participation for Pre-School Children

Email: germani@ualberta.ca

Ana Maria Gonzalez

Name: Ana Maria Gonzalez

University: McGill University

Discipline: PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Aparna Nadig

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Johnson, Mirenda, & Volden

Title of Research Project: Consequences of bilingualism for cognition and language in children with autism spectrum disorders

Email: ana.gonzalez@mail.mcgill.ca

Stephanie Hayes

Name: Stephanie Hayes

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: PhD, Educational Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Veronica Smith

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Kelley, Nicholas, & Weiss

Title of Research Project: Building bridges to support future success: An exploration of strenghts in youth with autism that support the transition to adulthood

Email: sahayes1@ualberta.ca

Anne-Marie Nader

Name: Anne-Marie Nader

University: Université du Québec à Montréal

Discipline: PhD, Neuropsychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Isabelle Soulières

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Anagnostou, Elsabbagh, & Iarocci

Title of Research Project: Learning and categorization processes in children with autism

Email: nader.anne-marie@courrier.uqam.ca

Mackenzie Salt

Name: Mackenzie Salt

University: McMaster University

Discipline: PhD, Cognitive Science of Language

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. John Connolly

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Mirenda, Volden, & Weiss

Title of Research Project: Deficits or Differences: Are individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder pragmatically impaired?

Email: saltms@mcmaster.ca

Tal Savion-Lemieux

Name: Tal Savion-Lemieux

University: McGill University

Discipline: Postdoc, Psychiatry

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bryson, Nicholas, & Szatmari

Title of Research Project: Family and healthcare professional perspectives and experiences or access and service delivery for

Autism Spectrum Disorders care in Montreal

Email: tal.savion-lemieux@muhc.mcgill.ca

Fakhri Shafai

Name: Fakhri Shafai

University: University of British Columbia

Discipline: PhD, Visual Neuroscience

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Ipek Oruç

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bertone, Iarocci, & Tanaka

Title of Research Project: Low and high-level visual abilities in ASD

Email: f.shafai@alumni.ubc.ca

Kim Tan-MacNeill

Name: Kim Tan-MacNeill

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: PhD, Clinical Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Isabel Smith

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Mirenda, Weiss, & Zwaigenbaum

Title of Research Project: A case-series evaluation of the effectiveness of a behavioural intervention for sleep problems in children with ASD

Email: k.tanmacneill@dal.ca

Ami Tint

Name: Ami Tint

University: York University

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Weiss

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Iarocci, Kelley, & Nicholas

Title of Research Project: A positive Youth Development Approach to Youth with high Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders who are bullied

Email: amitint@yorku.ca

Loriann Williams

Name: Loriann Williams

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Isabel Smith

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Brian, Kelley, & Volden

Title of Research Project: Contributions of joint attention and positive affect to communication skill outcome in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder

Email: loriann.williams@dal.ca

Afiqah Yusuf

Name: Afiqah Yusuf

University: McGill University

Discipline: PhD, Psychiatry

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Nicholas, Szatmari, & Zwaigenbaum

Title of Research Project: Translating the biomarker discovery agenda in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to families of children with ASD

Email: afiqahaffandi@gmail.com

 
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