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Congratulations to University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award Winner Robyn Reist!

Robyn Reist has been awarded the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award (Master’s) in the Life Sciences for her thesis titled: "Risk factors for upper limb musculoskeletal symptoms among bovine veterinarians”. Robyn completed her thesis work in the CCHSA Ergonomics Lab with supervisor Catherine Trask. Robyn graduated with an MSc from the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.

Graduate Thesis Awards were created through the collaboration of the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Committee of Council. As a Thesis Award recipient, Robyn will receive a $500 prize and a certificate (normally presented at the June convocation ceremony, but this year presented virtually).  

Each department is invited to nominate the most outstanding graduate student from their program.  Graduate thesis awards are then conferred based on the external examiner's report, impact of the thesis, academic performance of the student, and contributions to the field in terms of publications.  The life sciences category includes thesis nominations from across the University in:
· Anatomy & Cell Biology
· Pharmacology
· Animal & Poultry Science
· Pharmacy
· Applied Microbiology & Food Science
· Physiology
· Biochemistry
· Plant Sciences
· Biology
· Psychiatry
· Community & Population Health Science
· Small Animal Clinical Sciences
· Kinesiology
· Soil Science
· Large Animal Clinical Sciences
· Surgery
· Microbiology & Immunology
· Toxicology
· Nutrition & Dietetics
· Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
· Obstetrics & Gynecology
· Veterinary Microbiology
· Pathology
· Veterinary Pathology
· Pediatrics

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