McMaster University

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Three Faculty students named prestigious Vanier Scholars

Published: September 23, 2013
Eric Brown
Some of McMaster's 2013 Vanier Scholars and Banting Fellows gather near Edwards Arch. This year's group of 11 Vanier Scholars is the largest in the University's history.  — photo by JD Howell

Three graduate students of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are among the 12 McMaster students awarded this year’s prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

The group is the largest number of Vanier scholars in McMaster’s history, and they are studying everything from the protection of buildings from earthquakes to the role of social networks in the Egyptian revolution.


Vanier Scholarship recipients from Faculty of Health Sciences

Shawn Winsor
Shawn Winsor
Elizabeth Alvarez
Amanda Lee
Elizabeth Alvarez
Elizabeth Alvarez

"Research at McMaster crosses so many boundaries, which is what make it such an exciting place to be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow," said Allison Sekuler, associate vice-president and Dean of Graduate Studies. "I couldn’t be happier for these recipients. It’s great to see them recognized for their outstanding research and leadership."

Vanier Scholars receive $50,000 annually for up to three years. The awards were created by the federal government in 2009 to help the country attract and retain the most promising doctoral students.

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