The Vanier awards help recruit top doctoral students from across the country and around the world and keep them here in Canada. University of Manitoba graduate students Amy Scott and Harlyn Silverstein have each been awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, with $150,000 each toward their studies and research over three years. With 11 Vanier scholars in the last four years, the University is home to pioneers that are blazing their own unique trails and building a track record of excellence.
An anthropology student, Scott is studying stress within skeletal samples from late to post-medieval Denmark, providing a unique opportunity to examine health and well-being in the archaeological past that will better help us understand the present. Silverstein is a chemistry student studying multiferroic materials, which could make it possible to create much smaller, faster and more energy efficient devices that could increase storage capacity, reduce identity theft and improve sustainability.
From skeletons to storage, the University of Manitoba provides a multitude of opportunities for students to excel and achieve truly amazing things.