Jason Proulx awarded 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Congratulations to Social Psychology PhD student Jason Proulx for receiving the 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship!
Named after Canada's Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to support world-class doctoral students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.
Proulx's PhD research project, 'Beyond the curriculum: A mixed-methods examination of classroom prosociality interventions on long-term generosity and happiness among youth,' aims to discover if and how school-based prosociality programs can boost long-term generosity and happiness in youth (aged 10 - 18).
He will focus his investigation on two real-world prosociality interventions: one which allows youth to practice and reflect on acts of charity and another which connects students with Elders in a long-term care facility over the school year.
Proulx will use large, methodologically rigorous experiments and community-engaged, qualitative methods to examine one of the biggest puzzles in the social sciences—human generosity—while helping communities across Canada leverage real-world interventions to foster youth character development and enrich student well-being.
- Read Jason Proulx's graduate student profile on Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies' website here