Iveoma Udevi-Aruevoru: SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Fellowship Canada Graduate Scholarship (Masters)
Iveoma Udevi-Aruevoru is an incoming MSc student in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). She is honoured to be awarded the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Udevi-Aruevoru completed her BSc in Health Sciences at FHS in 2017. Since then, she has been working at the Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital where she had the opportunity to work on impactful research projects in women’s health. Now equipped with invaluable work experience, she is keen to begin graduate training in conducting original research in global maternal health at FHS.
Her SSHRC-funded research project aims to 1) critically examine the motivations underlying the move to privatize humanitarian aid; and 2) analyze the Canadian government's role in promoting privatized humanitarian aid as a solution for reproductive, maternal and infant global health challenges around the world.
Udevi-Aruevoru is excited to return to FHS this fall. The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of FHS, along with the guidance from her supervisor Dr. Susan Erikson, will help her achieve her goal of contributing scholarship that helps address complex global health problems.