Waterloo celebrates three Vanier Scholars

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Vanier CanadaThe 2021 Vanier scholarship results have been released, and three of our Waterloo doctoral students are recipients of this prestigious award.  The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Waterloo’s three Vanier recipients are:

  • Manh-Kien Tran is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Tran's research focuses on Constructing a cloud-based battery management system to optimize lithium-ion battery system performance and lifespan using machine learning and data mining techniques. 
  • Shayan Majidy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Majidy's research focuses on the power and efficiency of non-equilibrium quantum heat engines. 
  • Joy Hutchinson is a PhD candidate in Public Health and Health Systems. Her research focuses on Advancing novel methods for characterizing dietary patterns and their relationships with markers of inequity in Canada. 

Congratulations to all our Vanier winners, and best of luck with your research!

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