York students win Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

York graduate students Pierre-Yann Dubé Dolbec, Douglas Hunter and Juha Mikkonen are the 2012 recipients of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral research. Each will receive $50,000 per year for three years. Vanier scholars are selected for their exceptional leadership skills and for realizing the highest standards of scholarly achievement in graduate […]

York researchers receive more than $11.9 million in SSHRC funding

Researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at York University have been awarded more than $11.9 million from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The grants, part of $237 million in funding and awards recently announced, span across nine York Faculties and support research that improves the quality of life of Canadians, […]

YCAR accepting applications for three different awards

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) will be accepting applications for three awards offered in the winter 2011 term – the Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award, the YCAR Language Award and the Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Fellowship. The application deadline for all three awards is 4pm on Monday, Feb. 14. There is one Vivienne […]

PhD student Kara Hawkins wins CIHR award to diagnose Alzheimer's early stages

On Saturday, Kara Hawkins stepped forward to receive a $2,500 award recognizing her as the highest-ranking applicant in Canada for a graduate scholarship in the field of aging. She accepted the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging Recognition Prize in Research in Aging at the annual conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology in […]

Geography graduate student Elizabeth Miller wins northern research award

"It’s expensive doing research up there" in the High Arctic, says Elizabeth Miller. Flying all your equipment and four months’ worth of food and supplies costs thousands of dollars when you have to transfer three times en route from Toronto – via Ottawa, Iqaluit and Resolute – to get to Polar Bear Pass on Bathurst Island. Research […]