PhD candidates Okechukwu (Jake) Effoduh and Inbar Peled (along with three more York grad students) named Vanier Scholars for 2019



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Five PhD students from York University have been named Vanier Scholars and will receive support from the Government of Canada to pursue their cutting-edge research.

Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies, the 2019 Vanier Graduate Scholarship is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering, and health. Candidates are weighted on three criteria: academic excellence, research potential and leadership.

From India to Israel to West Africa, this year’s Vanier Scholars are pursuing research with enormous reach.

“This year’s Vanier Scholars show once again that York students are at the forefront of their fields, producing work with global impact,” said Thomas Loebel, dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. “Year after year, they reaffirm that our graduate programs are where transformative knowledge is being made.”