Applied Science PhD students receive Vanier Scholarships

Lyana Patrick, a PhD student in School of Community and Regional Planning supervised by Prof. Leonie Sandercock, received the scholarship for her research proposal, “Addictions and Mental Health Planning in 21st Century Canada – Examining Cultural Safety Through an Indigenous Planning Paradigm.” Focusing on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, she intends to examine mental health and addictions in indigenous peoples, taking into account mental health, poverty, homelessness, and histories of trauma and abuse, especially the Indian residential school experience.

Nikola Zlatanov, supervised by Prof. Robert Schober within the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the scholarship for his research proposal “Buffer-Aided Relaying: A New Protocol for Next Generation Wireless Networks,” which identifies a new protocol for wireless cooperative networks that can significantly improve their performance.

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