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:
|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|
|Kate Wahl||Medicine||Obstetrics and Gynecology||CIHR|
|Yundi Wang||Medicine||Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics||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|
|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 postdocs.ubc.ca.
The full lists of Vanier Scholars and Banting Fellows across Canada are available from the Government of Canada.