Two students focused on the field of aging have been named the first recipients of the Labarge Mobility Scholarship.
Michael Kalu is pursuing a PhD in in rehabilitation science in the Faculty of Health Sciences, while Sydney Valentino is a master's student in kinesiology in the Faculty of Science.
The scholarships for graduate students in their first year of study are presented by the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging within McMaster's Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). They are valued at $15,000 for a master's student and $18,000 for a PhD student.
The new awards are made possible thanks to a donation by Suzanne Labarge, McMaster University chancellor and alumna.