More than $34 million to support PhD and Post Doc students working in fields such as astronomy, health care and food security
EDMONTON, Sept. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Young researchers produce the discoveries and innovations that help build a strong future for Canada, one that includes a clean environment, healthy communities and a growing middle class. That is why the Government of Canada is investing to support their greatest research ambitions.
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced 167 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients and 70 new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients, for a total investment of $34.85 million.
Minister Duncan, who made the announcement at the University of Alberta, presented the awards to a group of Canada's brightest doctoral and post-doctoral students who are working to make discoveries in the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, as well as the social sciences and humanities. The skills and expertise they gain will help them solve the world's most pressing challenges and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow; jobs that will contribute to a strong and sustainable economy. Researchers receiving awards include:
"Our greatest hope lies with the ambitions of the next generation of Canada's researchers. Their curiosity and desire to collaborate will lead to new medical treatments, health care programs and social innovations that will strengthen our economy and support a growing middle class. Our government is proud to support them as they gain the skills and experiences needed for the jobs of tomorrow."
- The Honourable Kirsty Duncan
Minister of Science and Sport
"We are giving researchers, students, and fellows the foundation they need to achieve their dreams and come up with the innovations that will drive the economy and help solve the challenges of our time. I'm happy to support the world's most promising research talent in Canada. I congratulate the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars and Banting Postdoctoral Fellows and wish them continued success with their research that will benefit all Canadians."
- The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research
For further information: Ann Marie Paquet, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, 613-404-2733, [email protected]; David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563, [email protected]
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