Congratulations to UBC’s Newest Vanier Scholarship Recipients

Last month the federal government announced the 2015-16 recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Of the 166 recipients, 25 are pursuing graduate degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Our congratulations go out to our newest Vanier Scholars – 24 studying at UBC Vancouver campus and 1 at UBC Okanagan campus. These students represent the excellence of our graduate programs in Arts, Applied Science, Medicine, Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is designed to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students. Vanier Scholars demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement. Scholarship recipients receive $50,000 per year for up to three years of research. The 166 new Vanier Scholars represent students from Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia pursuing doctoral degrees at universities across Canada.

Here is the full list of the UBC awardees, with links to those who have posted profiles on

Scholarships awarded are granted by three federal agencies - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Centre of Health Institutes Research (CIHR).


Name Faculty Graduate Degree Program Funding Agency
UBC's 2015 Vanier Scholarship Recipients
Akins, Ashley Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Individual Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies SSHRC
Bell, Gloria Arts Art History and Visual Art SSHRC
Cochrane, Logan UBC Okanangan campus   SSHRC
Collard, Juliane Arts Geography SSHRC
Crisan, Anamaria Medicine School of Population and Public Health CIHR
Heaslip, Ashley Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Individual Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies CIHR
Jobin, Parker Medicine MD/PhD Program CIHR
Khoshkholgh Dashtaki, Mohammad Ghadir Applied Science Electrical and Computer Engineering NSERC
Khowaja, Asif Medicine Obstetrics & Gynaecology CIHR
Lathuilliere, Michael Science Resource Management & Environmental Studies NSERC
Lee, Frank Medicine Pathology and Laboratory Science CIHR
Lu, Quigang Applied Science Chemical and Biological Engineering NSERC
Luedke, Alicia Arts Political Science SSHRC
Pow, Jessica Arts Psychology SSHRC
Ramzy, Adam Medicine MD/PhD Program CIHR
Scheifele, Benjamin Science Earth and Ocean Sciences NSERC
Schmidt, Mandi Medicine Neuroscience CIHR
Shen, Szu Arts English SSHRC
Steif, Adi Science Genome Science and Technology CIHR
Tadaki, Marc Arts Geography SSHRC
Vent-Schmidt, Jens Medicine Experimental Medicine CIHR
Wilson, Nicole Science Resource Management & Environmental Studies SSHRC
Windt, Johann Medicine Experimental Medicine CIHR
Zhao, Eric Yang Medicine MD/PhD Program CIHR
Zhao, Pan Applied Science Mechanical Enginnering NSERC

Monday, 07 December 2015