Science Congratulates Our Three Vanier Scholars

The Faculty of Science celebrates our three new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients: Carmen Lee, Oliver Wearing and Scott Laengert. They have been awarded the Government of Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students.

  • Meet Vanier Carmen Lee, who is studying how nano-thin films can lead to better smart phones. She will be working with supervisor Kari Dalnoki-Veress, Physics & Astronomy.
  • Meet Vanier Scholar Oliver Wearing, who studies mice living in extreme environments and how they adapt. He is working with supervisor Graham Scott, Biology.
  • Meet Vanier Scholar Scott Laengert,  whose work with silicone polymers could help discover new silcone materials while reducing their environmental impact. He is working with supervisor Mike Brook, Chemistry & Chemical Biology.

The program provides $50,000 per year for up to three years to students who demonstrate academic excellence, research potential and leadership ability. Up to 166 awards are distributed each year by three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). This year, 10 McMaster students received Vanier scholarships.

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