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Name: Sabrina Provencher

Email Address: sabrina.provencher@mail.mcgill.ca

Position: M.Sc. Student   

Biography:

Sabrina completed her Bachelor’s degree in Honours Psychology at McGill in 2022. She completed her second undergraduate thesis with the SPIN team under Dr. Brett Thombs supervision. She conducted a cross-sectional study aimed at identifying symptoms of anxiety among individuals with systemic sclerosis. For her Master’s thesis, she is working on reducing a scale that measure self-efficacy in support group leaders. She will also be starting medical school at Université de Montréal in September 2023. 

Academic Recognitions and Awards:

- Team Undergraduate Research Competition Winner, 2021. Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada ($1,000). 

- Faculty of Science Scholarships, 2019-2020. McGill University. Academic achievement to students in the top 5% of the Faculty ($500).

- Dean’s Honours List, 2019-2020. McGill University. Offered for academic standing over 2 combined semesters (top 10%). 

Travel Awards:

  • International Travel Award, April 2022. ($1,000 US to attend the Society of Pediatric Psychology’s Annual Conference (SPPAC) in Phoenix, USA). 

  • Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) Ambassador Fund, April 2022. ($2,702 to attend the SPPAC in Phoenix, USA). 

Research Funding:

Master’s Funding:

  • Master’s Award, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). (2023-2024, $20,000 per year).

  • Masters Award, Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS). (2022-2023, $17,500 per year).

 

Funded Undergraduate Research Internships:

  • Summer Research Student Award, offered by the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression and Center for Psycho-Oncology to engage in 15 weeks of full-time research, 2021. ($5,000). 

  • PURA (Psychology Undergraduate Research Award), Award offered by McGill University’s psychology department to ~ 5 outstanding students in Psychology to engage in 16 weeks of part-time research. ($3,500). 

Publications:

Provencher S, Henry RS, Bacalao C, et al. Support and information needs of people with systemic sclerosis by time since diagnosis: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/23971983231181726.

McCrackin, S.D., Provencher, S., Mendell, E. et al. Transparent masks reduce the negative impact of opaque masks on understanding emotional states but not on sharing them. Cogn. Research 7, 59 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-022-00411-8.

 

Selected Poster Presentations: 

Provencher, S., Henry, R., & Thombs, BD. (2023) The Revised Scleroderma Support Group Leader Self-Efficacy Scale - Short-Version. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS). Brussels, Belgium, March 2023.

Provencher, S., Henry, R., & Thombs, BD. (September 2022). Anxiety and depression in people with scleroderma: A SPIN study. 20th Bi-Annual National Scleroderma Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, CA.

 

- Provencher, S., Chapados, P., Soto, YC., Lai, MC., Bartels, U., Vorstman, J., Barrera, M., & Desjardins,L. (2022). Associations between theory of mind, facial emotion recognition and cognitive functioning in Pediatric brain tumor survivors. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference (SPPAC), Phoenix, USA. 

 

- Provencher, S., Henry, R., &Thombs, BD. (2022). Cross-sectional study on factors associated with symptoms of anxiety among people with systemic sclerosis. 7th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress. Virtual Congress, March 2022.

 

- Provencher, S., Carruyo Soto, Y., Tatchinda Kuete, L. B. (2021). “Our Wishes”, a new palliative care tool to help patients and relatives’ quality of life before and after passing. Undergraduate national research competition, Brain tumor Foundation, virtual meeting. 

 

- Provencher, S. McCrakin S. D., Ristic, J. (2021, April). Individual differences in recognizing emotions with face masks. Poster session presented at McGill University, Department of Psychology’s annual undergraduate poster presentation, Montreal, Quebec.

 

Selected Oral Presentations: 

Provencher S, Henry RS, Thombs BD. Cross-sectional study on factors associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression among people with systemic sclerosis: A scleroderma patient-centered intervention network (SPIN) cohort study. Canadian Arthritis Research Conference, Virtual Conference, January 2023.

Provencher S, Henry RS, Thombs BD. Cross-sectional study on factors associated with symptoms of anxiety among people with systemic sclerosis: A scleroderma patient-centered intervention network (SPIN) cohort study. 5th Annual Integrative Psychiatry Conference, McGill University (Virtual Conference), May 2022. 

- Provencher S, Henry RS, Thombs BD. Cross-sectional study on factors associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression among people with systemic sclerosis: A scleroderma patient-centered intervention network (SPIN) cohort study. 52nd Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology, Virtual Conference, May 2022. 

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