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Denise Quesnel receives a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her PhD research

June 11, 2019

A huge congratulations to Denise Quesnel, who received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship on May 15, 2019. The $150,000 scholarship will support her PhD program in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT). Quesnel's proposed research, Positive Technologies for Enhanced Well-being: Designing VR Applications to Address the Social Consequences of Chronic Illness, hopes to contribute to adaptive, accessible technology for adults with chronic illness, thereby improving their overall social, emotional and mental well-being.

Quesnel is one of 166 Vanier Scholars nationally and one of six at SFU. The full list of 2019 Vanier Scholars can be found here

The iSpace Lab website has information about Quesnel's work at SFU, and you can also visit her personal website to learn more about her work and publications. 

Read an interview with Quesnel on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.  

Read the SFU News story about Quesnel's work.