Graduate students named Vanier Scholars
This past November two Indigenous SFU graduate students were named as Vanier Scholars for the 2022 competition year.
The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. Recipients receive a $50,000 scholarship per year over the course of three years from the following federal agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Congratulations to the recipients!
Michaela M. McGuire/Jaad Gudgihljiwah
Gaag'yals KiiGawaay and a citizen of the Haida Nation
Michaela is a School of Criminology PhD student examining the importance of belonging, justice, and injustice by analyzing decolonization, belonging, resurgence and self-governance.
Black American and Unenrolled Chahta of Tsalagi descent
Tiara is a graduate student in social psychology who is focusing on the intersections of life transitions and pro-social behaviors on well-being outcomes.