QE II Diamond Jubilee scholarships used to create new global index of wellbeing
Researcher Susan Elliott from the Faculty of Environment recently received funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.
Elliott, a professor in the Faculty of Environment’s department of Geography and Environmental Management is receiving $449,800. She hopes to bring at least four fully funded graduate students to the University of Waterloo to develop a global wellbeing index (nicknamed GLOWING) similar to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing – a project developed at Waterloo.
The GLOWING will focus first on countries in east Africa to develop appropriate indicators that can realistically measure wellbeing in low to middle income countries. Elliot has already selected one PhD student who will be arriving at the University of Waterloo in September to begin work on the index.
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