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2013 Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarship Winners

Twenty-four Canadian graduate students have been awarded the 2013 Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarships.

These scholarships are offered to the best PGS M candidates reviewed by the ten discipline-based Scholarships and Fellowships selection committees.

Canadian astronaut and former NSERC Council member Julie Payette, who was invited to lend her name to this program, embodies the leadership qualities and excellence that NSERC is seeking to encourage and support. Winners are chosen for their outstanding academic excellence, research ability and potential, and leadership and communication skills.

These scholarships are valued at $25,000 per year for one year. The winners are listed below.

Name Research Subject Current/Most Recent University
Altosaar, Jaan Biophysics McGill University
Azizi, Afnan Molecular Biology University of Ottawa
Besaw, Jessica Physical Chemistry Memorial University of Newfoundland
Born, Brandon Photonic Devices and Networks The University of British Columbia
Breitkreutz, Dylan Biomedical Engineering University of Alberta
Chin, Rebecca Agricultural Engineering McGill University
Cormier, Derek Robotics University of Manitoba
Dutton, Emily Evolution and Ecology University of Ottawa
Eggie, Lauren Earth Science University of Manitoba
Gavrilov, Zoya Artificial Intelligence (Computer Vision) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gomes, Suzanne Genetics University of Winnipeg
Henry, Thomas Evolution and Ecology University of Guelph
Laventure, Audrey Physical Chemistry Université de Montréal
Leshuk, Timothy Chemical Engineering University of Waterloo
Léveillé-Bourret, Étienne Taxonomy, Systematics and Phylogenetics Université de Montréal
MacLean, Jean-Philippe Physics McGill University
Naslund, Eric Pure Mathematics The University of British Columbia
Nolan-Poupart, Sarah Behavioural Neuroscience - Reward, Motivation Concordia University
Oliver, Patricia Physics Dalhousie University
Sakamoto, Kimiko Atmospheric Science Dalhousie University
Stinziano, Joseph Plant and Tree Biology The University of Western Ontario
Tremblay-Belzile, Samuel Plant and Tree Biology Université de Montréal
van Bommel, Christopher Pure Mathematics St. Francis Xavier University
Yank, Audrey Environmental Engineering McGill University
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