26 UBC Graduate Students are 2013 Vanier Scholars

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies extends its congratulations to all of the recipients. This year’s new scholars will receive $50,000 each year for three years, for a total of $25 million split equally among the three federal research-granting councils–Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The 165 new Vanier Scholars announced today represent students from Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia pursuing doctoral degrees at universities across Canada.

The University of British Columbia 2013 Vanier Scholars are as follows:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

  • Becker dos Santos, Daiana - Faculty of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Oncology
  • Bhullar, Kirandeep - Faculty of Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Huang, Yuanshen - Faculty of Medicine, Dermatology and Skin Science
  • Kang, H. Bindy - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
  • Leung, Ada - Faculty of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Marshall, Natalie - Faculty of Science, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Muraca, Giulia - School of Population and Public Health
  • Nackiewicz, Dominika - Faculty of Medicine, Surgery
  • Victor, Sarah - Faculty of Arts, Psychology

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

  • Bock, Dan - Faculty of Science, Botany
  • Drover, Marcus - Faculty of Science, Chemistry
  • Fox, Kieran - Faculty of Arts, Psychology
  • Furey, Nathaniel - Faculty of Forestry, Forest Sciences
  • Grants, Jennifer - Faculty of Science, Medical Genetics
  • Jalaal, Maziyar - Faculty of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Laguë, Sabine - Faculty of Science, Zoology
  • Masnadi Shirazi Nejad, Amir Hossein - Faculty of Applied Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Moon, A Jung - Faculty of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Sedivy-Haley, Katharine - Faculty of Science, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Tysor, Carolyn - Faculty of Forestry, Forest Sciences
  • Unglert, Katharina - Faculty of Science, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

  • Chaparro-Pacheco, Ricardo - Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work
  • Cohen, Dan - Faculty of Arts, Geography
  • Murphy, Sophia - Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
  • Muthukrishna, Michael - Faculty of Arts, Psychology
  • Whitt, Clayton - Faculty of Arts, Anthropology

Launched in 2009, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) Program’s goal is to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain the world’s top-tier doctoral students by providing successful candidates with significant freedom to pursue and complete doctoral studies. Vanier scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the fields of social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. These promising scholars help create a dynamic and innovative environment on our university campuses. Many will stay on to become academics and professionals in Canada, helping to foster innovation, create the jobs of the future and strengthen Canada’s globally competitive knowledge base.

Monday, 30 September 2013