Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship winners announced

Twenty-one doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and three postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The announcement was made on June 18, 2020. Across Canada, 168 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients and 70 new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients were selected. 

These young researchers are working on subjects that span the health sciences, the natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences and humanities, from Khadija Anjum’s research on impact of food price increases on intra-household food allocation and the mediating role of social networks in building resilience in rural and urban communities of South Asia to Karl Zimmerman’s investigation on the power of biological water filters, to Sara Hosseinirad's work on developing an automated welding robot using machine learning and advanced control techniques.

UBC's newest Vanier Scholars are:

Name Faculty Department funding agency
Morgan Alford Science Microbiology and Immunology CIHR
Katrina Besler Medicine Experimental Medicine CIHR
Mai-Lei Kinshella Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology CIHR
Jeffrey Morgan Medicine School of Population and Public Health CIHR
Jacob Stubbs Medicine Medicine CIHR
Kate Wahl Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology CIHR
Yundi Wang Medicine Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics CIHR
Amanda Cheung Medicine Neuroscience CIHR
Sara Hosseinirad Applied Science Electrical and Computer Engineering NSERC
Prashant Pandey Applied Science Biomedical Engineering NSERC
Sikander Randhawa Science Computer Science NSERC
Rohit Singla Medicine MD/PhD Program NSERC
Karl Zimmermann Applied Science Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering NSERC
Khadija Anjum Applied Science School of City and Regional Planning (SCARP) SSHRC
Dora Gaviria-Serna Arts Social Justice Institute SSHRC
Mathew Gendron Education Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Ed SSHRC
Ellen Jopling Arts Psychology SSHRC
Hilal Kina Arts Anthropology SSHRC
Roland Nadler Law Peter A. Allard School of Law SSHRC
Fumiya Nagai Arts Department of Anthropology SSHRC
Rapichan Phurisamban Science Resources, Environment, and Sustainability SSHRC

The list of UBC's new Banting Fellows is available on

The full lists of Vanier Scholars and Banting Fellows across Canada are available from the Government of Canada.

Friday, 19 June 2020