Three Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients will pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Waterloo.
Tyler is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. His research proposal - modelling water quality changes from streams draining forested landscapes in response to timber harvesting and wildfire – will help predict the effects of these activities on drinking water quality in forested regions of Canada.
Steven is a PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology. His research proposal - characterization of trochanteric soft tissue mechanics: informing the development of personalized protective devices - will add to our understanding of falls on the hip. Steven is investigating the interaction between hip protectors and underlying soft tissues.
Lei is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Her research proposal - using duality to investigate the effects of interactions between electrons in topological quantum materials - may have application to the increase in speed and miniaturization of semiconductor electronic devices.