Waterloo celebrates newest Vanier scholars

Friday, June 7, 2024

As part of a recent Government of Canada announcement, seven University of Waterloo doctoral students were named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS).

The Vanier CGS program awards up to $50,000 per year for three years, for students working in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health.

“The University of Waterloo remains unequivocally committed to accelerate Canada’s economy and the well-being of Canadians through our core missions of education and research” says Dr. Jeff Casello, associate vice-president of graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs.

“Our entire community is thrilled to welcome these exceptional Vanier Scholars to the University. We thank the federal government for its commitment to supporting Canadian research and researchers, and we look forward to celebrating the transformative outcomes these Vanier scholars will produce.”

These scholars are part of a network of researchers at the University of Waterloo who are committed to solving the most complex challenges of our time, shaped by fundamental and applied research excellence. Two of those students are from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

Jack deGooyer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, co-supervised by Dr. Michael Reimer and Dr. Peter Levine, is working on a research project titled “A 400kHz ultra-low noise readout integrated circuit for a novel metamaterial photodetector.”
Read more about deGooyer’s work.

Sarah Odinotski, Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervised by Dr. Michael Reimer, is working on a research project titled “lntraoperative glioblastoma margin detection using metamaterial-based optical detectors.”
Read more about Odinotski’s work.

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