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2009 Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarship


Twenty-four Canadian graduate students have been awarded a 2009 Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarship.

These scholarships are offered to the best PGS M candidates reviewed by the nine 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
Ammersbach, Melanie Pathobiology University of Guelph
Au-Yeung, Tsz-Ting (Timothy) Biochemistry and
Computer Science
University of British Columbia
Barbour, Liliane Electrical Engineering Queen's University
Borduas, Nadine Chemistry
Université de Sherbrooke
Brown, Laura Mechanical Engineering University of Ottawa
Brown, Ruth Movement Science University of Windsor
Brumme, Chanson Engineering Physics Queen's University
Carver, Robert Environmental Science Concordia University
Crouse, Brian Physics, Mathematics,
Computer Science
and Geography
Mount Allison University
Dobing, Selina Biochemistry University of Lethbridge
Entem, Alicia Environmental
Conservation Sciences
University of Alberta
Filip, Ioan Mathematics McGill University
Furmaniak, Ralph Pure Mathematics University of Waterloo
Gillies, Kelsie Biology St. Francis Xavier University
Green, Christopher Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Kurylyk, Barret Civil Engineering University of New Brunswick
MacDowell, Matthew Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Mazurek, Emma Physics and Astronomy McMaster University
O'Donovan, Peter Computer Science University of Toronto
Ogden, Kelly Anne Mechanical Engineering University of Waterloo
O'Neill, Catherine Chemistry and Physics Dalhousie University
Quinlan, Chelsea Psychology Dalhousie University
Ruggiero, David Engineering Science University of Toronto
Spevack, Rachel Psychology McGill University