“Dr. Striemer has illustrated excellence in all aspects of research,” says Dr. Craig Kuziemsky, associate vice-president, research. “He has sustained high-quality scholarly achievements including research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), but he has also excelled in the MacEwan research landscape through his utmost dedication to student mentorship and the development of highly qualified personnel. Dr. Striemer’s neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience research program is an outstanding example of putting our University Pillars of Student Engaged Research and an Engaged University into action."
Striemer's research has been shared with doctors who work directly with those who suffer from brain injury through presenting at Stroke Rounds at University Hospital and the Adult Stroke and Neuropsychology teams at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
About this year’s recipient
Dr. Christopher Striemer, associate professor in psychology, was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. Following his undergraduate training, he moved across the country to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he worked as a full-time research assistant in an electroencephalogram (EEG) lab at Dalhousie University from 2002 to 2003
He then moved to Waterloo, Ontario to complete his masters and doctoral degrees in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, studying the effects of brain damage on attention, perception and motor control.
Following his PhD, Striemer completed an (NSERC) and Heart and Stroke Foundation-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University Western Ontario, where he learned to use structural and functional brain imaging and neural disruption techniques to study how the brain controls behaviour.
Since joining MacEwan in 2011, Striemer has continued his research with the help of his students, and has continued to study how the brain controls attention and motor control in both healthy adults and neurological patients with the assistance of funding from NSERC.
Dr. Christopher Striemer’s latest research sheds light on how we use vision to correct our movements.
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