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2015 Vanier Scholars (l to r) Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, Jonathan Challis, Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba and Michael Becker

2015 Vanier Scholars (left to right) Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, Jonathan Challis, Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba and Michael Becker

Four more to be reckoned with

New Vanier Scholars receiving major grants to study subjects as varied as nutritional foods, crop disease, pollution and genocide

For the first time, not one or two, but four University of Manitoba graduate students in a single year are recipients of 2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

The recipients of these prestigious awards are: Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba, from English, film and theatre in the Faculty of Arts; Ifeanyi D. Nwachukwu, from human nutritional sciences in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Michael Becker, from biological sciences in the Faculty of Science; and Jonathan Challis, from chemistry in the Faculty of Science.

These awards, considered the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, help recruit and keep in Canada top doctoral students from across the country and around the world. Each recipient will receive $150,000 over three years towards his or her research.

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