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Three U of S PhD Students Awarded Prestigious Vanier Scholarships

May 17, 2010

Three University of Saskatchewan PhD students have been awarded the Vanier Graduate Scholarship, a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship for top-tier students from Canada and around the world.

They were among 174 scholars from Canada and around the world who have been awarded $50,000 a year for up to three years to study at one of Canada’s universities. The announcement was made by Industry Minister Tony Clement on May 13 in Ottawa.

“If you want Canada’s researchers to be leaders you need to encourage them and retain them. This scholarship is an important way to do that,” says one U of S Vanier recipient Chantel Krakowetz.

Launched in 2009, the Vanier provides opportunities for Canadians from all parts of the country in a wide range of disciplines, and is administered by Canada’s three federal research 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).

For more information about these three students, please visit: http://www.usask.ca/research/student/vanier-scholars.php

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