Twenty-four Canadian graduate students have been awarded the 2013 Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarships.
These scholarships are offered to the best PGS M candidates reviewed by the ten discipline-based Scholarships and Fellowships selection committees.
Canadian astronaut and former NSERC Council member Julie Payette, who was invited to lend her name to this program, embodies the leadership qualities and excellence that NSERC is seeking to encourage and support. Winners are chosen for their outstanding academic excellence, research ability and potential, and leadership and communication skills.
These scholarships are valued at $25,000 per year for one year. The winners are listed below.
|Name||Research Subject||Current/Most Recent University|
|Altosaar, Jaan||Biophysics||McGill University|
|Azizi, Afnan||Molecular Biology||University of Ottawa|
|Besaw, Jessica||Physical Chemistry||Memorial University of Newfoundland|
|Born, Brandon||Photonic Devices and Networks||The University of British Columbia|
|Breitkreutz, Dylan||Biomedical Engineering||University of Alberta|
|Chin, Rebecca||Agricultural Engineering||McGill University|
|Cormier, Derek||Robotics||University of Manitoba|
|Dutton, Emily||Evolution and Ecology||University of Ottawa|
|Eggie, Lauren||Earth Science||University of Manitoba|
|Gavrilov, Zoya||Artificial Intelligence (Computer Vision)||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Gomes, Suzanne||Genetics||University of Winnipeg|
|Henry, Thomas||Evolution and Ecology||University of Guelph|
|Laventure, Audrey||Physical Chemistry||Université de Montréal|
|Leshuk, Timothy||Chemical Engineering||University of Waterloo|
|Léveillé-Bourret, Étienne||Taxonomy, Systematics and Phylogenetics||Université de Montréal|
|MacLean, Jean-Philippe||Physics||McGill University|
|Naslund, Eric||Pure Mathematics||The University of British Columbia|
|Nolan-Poupart, Sarah||Behavioural Neuroscience - Reward, Motivation||Concordia University|
|Oliver, Patricia||Physics||Dalhousie University|
|Sakamoto, Kimiko||Atmospheric Science||Dalhousie University|
|Stinziano, Joseph||Plant and Tree Biology||The University of Western Ontario|
|Tremblay-Belzile, Samuel||Plant and Tree Biology||Université de Montréal|
|van Bommel, Christopher||Pure Mathematics||St. Francis Xavier University|
|Yank, Audrey||Environmental Engineering||McGill University|