Ten uOttawa PhD students take the lead thanks to Vanier Scholarships

Research and innovation

By University of Ottawa

Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, OVPRI

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The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program has awarded $1.5M to 10 doctoral students conducting innovative research projects at the University of Ottawa.

These scholarships, whose annual funding is $50,000 over three years, will support research in a number of disciplines, ranging from reviewing Canadian construction policies and codes through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion, to ways to combat anti-Black racism, to child and adolescent psychology. 

“I would like to congratulate our Vanier Scholarship winners. Their research, which is clearly outstanding in terms of its relevance and excellence, will help create a better society,” said Vice-President, Research and Innovation Sylvain Charbonneau. “This prestigious funding will support brilliant research conducted under the supervision of seasoned mentors.” 

2021-2022 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship winners: 

Raliat Abioye – Faculty of Science (NSERC) 

Alex Castro – Faculty of Social Sciences (NSERC) 

Karianne Dion – Faculty of Social Sciences (CIHR) 

Issa Fowai – Faculty of Engineering (NSERC) 

Monire Jamalkhah Choshali – Faculty of Medicine (CIHR) 

Sommer Knight – Faculty of Social Sciences (SSHRC) 

Catherine Larocque – Faculty of Health Sciences (CIHR) 

Michelle Liu – Faculty of Engineering (NSERC) 

Michael Verret – Faculty of Medicine (CIHR) 

Maxine Visotzky-Charlebois – Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section (SSHRC) 


Learn more about the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program