Eighteen UBC doctoral students have been awarded the 2010 Vanier Canada Scholarships, the Canadian equivalent of the Rhodes scholarships in the U.K. and the Fulbright scholarships in the U.S. The winners, announced by the federal government on August 30, will receive $50,000 a year for up to three years to support their graduate studies.
The 2012 cohort of 156 Vanier scholars recipients are from 29 universities. UBC’s Vanier Scholars come from Canada, China, Iran, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Republic of Macedonia. They are pursuing research in a wide range of areas including coastal ecosystems in the face of climate change, next-generation wireless networks, the history and politics of Kurdish women, parenting, and mental health planning for addiction.
The Vanier Canada Scholarships is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
A complete list of the UBC 2012 Vanier scholarship recipients is available at http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/08/30/eighteen-ubc-students-win-prestigious-vanier-canada-scholarship/.