Congratulations to this year's Vanier Scholarship recipients

Today the federal government announced the 2018 recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Of the 167 recipients, 21 are pursuing graduate degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Our congratulations go out to our newest Vanier Scholars. 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 2018 Vanier Scholarship Recipients
Dutta, Abhishek Applied Science Civil Engineering NSERC
Tulloch, Bonnie Arts Library, Archival and Information Studies SSHRC
Champagne, David Arts Sociology SSHRC
Cannon, Sara Arts Geography NSERC
Robb, Douglas Arts Geography SSHRC
Ruissen, Geralyn Education Kinesiology CIHR
Sutherland, Ira Forestry Forestry NSERC
Anyeko, Ketty Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Interdisciplinary Studies SSHRC
Trinder, Mark Medicine MD/PhD  CIHR
Nethery, Elizabeth Medicine Population and Public Health CIHR
Qiu, Alvin Medicine MD/PhD  CIHR
Marshall, Erin Medicine Interdisciplinary Oncology CIHR
Closson, Kalysha Medicine Population and Public Health CIHR
Andrade Rivera, Federico Medicine Population and Public Health CIHR
Ji, Jennifer Medicine MD/PhD Program CIHR
Thiessen, Michelle UBC Okanagan   CIHR
Cirstea, Mihai Science Microbiology and Immunology CIHR
Sidhu, Balsher Singh Science Resources, Environment and Sustainability NSERC
Kinney, Mackenzie Science Zoology NSERC
Hesketh, Amelia Science Zoology NSERC
James, Dana Science Resources, Environment and Sustainability SSHRC

Thursday, 19 July 2018