Twenty doctoral students at UBC have received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS), and six postdoctoral fellows have received Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, following an announcement on June 15, 2021.
The Vanier CGS program awards up to $50,000 per year for three years, for students working in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are worth $70,000 per year for two years. Across Canada, 166 doctoral students received the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, while 70 received Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
"The recipients of this year’s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships could not be more deserving of these prestigious awards. They will bring critical new insights to their fields, help ensure that cutting-edge discoveries and innovations continue to propel Canada as a global leader, and contribute to a healthier, greener, more equitable and more prosperous future.”
- The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
UBC’s world-class doctoral students for 2021 include researchers working on everything from ecological restoration and vaccine efficacy to data analysis and information dissemination. With both Canadian and international recipients, the funded projects include community-based research, multi-longitudinal studies and projects that have potential to directly impact people across the globe. Researchers such as Evelyn Arrigada credit interdisciplinary approaches to learning and alternative epistemologies as being keys to their success.
Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
|Evelyn Arriagada||Science||Science Resources, Environment and Sustainability||SSHRC|
|Meryem Belkadi||Applied Science||School of Community and Regional Planning||SSHRC|
|Alberto Campos||Science||Resources, Environment and Sustainability||NSERC|
|Elizabeth Castle||Applied Science||School of Biomedical Engineering||CIHR|
|Hamidreza Galavi||Medicine||Experimental Medicine||CIHR|
|Rivkah Gardner-Frolick||Applied Science||Mechanical Engineering||NSERC|
|Pablo Gonzalez Moctezuma||Forestry||Forestry||SSHRC|
|Athanasios Kritharis||Applied Science||Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering||NSERC|
|Robert Mahikwa||Education||Educational Studies||SSHRC|
|Hadis Mozaffari||Land and Food Systems||Human Nutrition||CIHR|
|Elyn Rowe||Medicine||Pathology and Laboratory Medicine||CHIR|
|Jessica Schaub||Science||Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences||NSERC|
|Shayda Swann||Medicine||MD/PhD Program||CIHR|
|Maryam Vaseghi-Shanjani||Medicine||MD/PhD Program||CIHR|
|Enav Zusman||Medicine||Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology||CIHR|
The list of UBC's new Banting Fellows is available on postdocs.ubc.ca.
The full lists of Vanier Scholars and Banting Fellows across Canada are available from the Government of Canada.