Kyra Lightburn, Recipient of the Prestigious Vanier Award


Three University of Guelph PhD candidates studying mental health, permafrost and bee health have received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, one of the most prestigious doctoral awards in Canada.

The awards are worth $50,000 a year for three years and are provided through Canada’s three main granting agencies.  

Commenting on the awards, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield said, “I am thrilled to see the Government of Canada continue to build our research investments at the University of Guelph and across Canada. Giving scientists the ability to carry out their work in early stages provides Canada the basis for our growing contribution to global issues, this time including mental health, climate change, and pollinator resilience.” Read more online.