SYDE PhD candidate awarded IBET Fellowship

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Naomi Paul was awarded the Department of Systems Design Engineering's (SYDE) first IBET Fellowship. She is the University of Waterloo's first Indigenous recipient of the award. Naomi is completing her MASc in SYDE focusing on Human Factors and Ergonomics under the supervision of Dr. Shi Cao and will begin her PhD in Fall 2023. 

Read more about Naomi's Waterloo Engineering journey in the Grad Student Spotlight

About IBET 

The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship is the flagship fellowship for the IBET PhD Project.

This prestigious Fellowship will provide financial support of $30,000 per year for 4 years for University of Waterloo recipients. This funding support ($25,000 from faculty and $5,000 from faculty supervisor) will allow the recipient(s) to pursue advanced degrees and undertake both traditional and/or non-traditional areas of research without incurring financial hardship.

The IBET Momentum Fellowship is intended to support Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) and Black researchers in achieving their rightful place and respected inclusion in academia at the University of Waterloo.