- SFU in the World
- Chris Dagg Award
QEII Diamond Jubilee Scholarships: Advanced Scholars Providing Sustainable Potable Water and Greenhouse Crops (2017-2020)
Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research, University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh
“The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. The QES-AS is made possible with financial support from IDRC and SSHRC.”
The Providing Sustainable Potable Water and Greenhouse Crops program aims to strengthen partnerships with institutes in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) through the multi-disciplinary training of graduate and postgraduate scholars in clean water-energy-food research that includes:
i) technological advancement and implementation;
ii) global leadership and networking;
iii) environmental and governmental policy making, and;
iv) sustainable community and outreach
Institutions from five countries will partner in this initiative: Simon Fraser University (Canada); Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India); Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka (Bangladesh); Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro (Pakistan); University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (Pakistan); and Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran (Iran). SFU’s collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), will allow QES-AS to access KPU’s greenhouses, teaching and research staff, and expertise in food production in greenhouses.
The QES-AS grant for Providing Sustainable Potable Water and Greenhouse Crops (2017-2020) supports the research projects of the following types of scholars:
- Scholars from the partner countries (India, Iran, Pakistan or Bangladesh) enrolled in doctoral programs at SFU (coursework completed) for QES-AS research projects in collaboration with a partner institute and with private sector placements in Canada or in their home country through a partner institute.
- Scholars recruited from partner countries and admitted to doctoral programs at SFU, supervised by Prof. Bahrami or Prof. Adeel, for QES-AS research projects in collaboration with a partner institute and with private sector placements in Canada or in their home country through a partner institute.
- Doctoral scholars selected from partner institutes to visit SFU for up to 8 months for QES-AS research projects that include private sector research placements.
- Postdoctoral fellows recruited from the partner countries for research projects of up to 1 year with private sector placements in Canada or through a partner institute.