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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab of Adele Diamond



TEDx talk online
Discover new findings about the brain that are turning ideas about education and life on their head. Hear why the arts, play, and physical activity may be critical for achieving the outcomes we all want for our children


Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters
with the additional distinction:
to honour Nelson Mandela
to Daphne Ling, B.Sc.
the *only* CIHR recipient of
that additional distinction nationwide

The additional honour goes to the highest-ranked CGS award winners whose research aligns with Nelson Mandela’s legacy including his championing of children's health.


The International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) Translation Award
to Adele Diamond

This award recognizes senior scholars who've made significant progress towards strengthening links between research and practice translating research into practice in traditional or non-traditional contexts. (This is the highest award that society gives.)


Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Funding Award to undergraduate, Kristina Balce, B.Sc. Candidate,
Major in Biology, Minor in Psychology

for work on our study of the effects of low-dose versus normal-dose psychostimulants on Executive Functions in ADHD children.


A UBC Premier Undergraduate Scholarship was awarded to undergraduate, Shahab Zareyan, a B.Sc. Candidate,
Honours in Biology

This is UBC's highest and most prestigious designation for a senior undergraduate at UBC.


UBC President’s Staff Award for
Emerging Leadership
to Daphne Ling, B.Sc.

for displaying a commitment to people at UBC & in the broader community, leading by example, actively seeking opportunities for learning & development, & displaying significant potential to advance in her career & achieve positions of greater responsibility.

Killam Doctoral Scholarship
awarded to Ph.D. student, Jackie Davis

A graduate student in our lab has won the most prestigious award available to a grad student at UBC. Killam Doctoral Scholarships are awarded to those "likely to win distinction in a profession.” Way to go Jackie!

Bezos Foundation awards Research Grant
for study headed by Daphne Ling, B.Sc.

Daphne predicts that the more cuddling infants in neonatal intensive care receive (even if from non-relative, adult volunteers) the better the infants’ mental & physical outcomes will be.

Recognized as being among the
15 Most Influential Neuroscientists

Prof. Adele Diamond was recently listed as #13 among the 30 most influential neuroscientists alive today (the only woman in the top 23).

Even more recently, she received an Honorary Doctorate
(Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa) from Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev.