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Another Vanier Scholar

January 7, 2014 — 

EngineeringBlogPicsVanierUniversity of Manitoba graduate student Cameron Kaye is the recipient of a 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

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

Kaye is a student in the new Biomedical Engineering PhD program. His research aims to develop new ways to detect breast tumours by using microwave tomography. Kaye is working with the team at the U of M’s Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering, world leaders in developing this emerging technology.

“Cameron, being the first medical student in the MD/PhD program to pursue PhD studies in the field of Biomedical Engineering, is serving as a leader and role model for future young researchers,” says John (Jay) Doering, vice-provost (graduate education) and dean of graduate studies at the University of Manitoba. “He is truly one of our rising clinician research stars.”

The Vanier Scholarships recognize students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. Students are nominated by their university. Nominees are evaluated by multi-disciplinary peer-review committees and selected by a board composed of world-renowned Canadian and international experts.

“Mr. Kaye shows a passion for knowledge and discovery that has made him stand out not only here but amongst his peers across Canada,” says Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. “We are very proud that he calls the University of Manitoba home.”

Kaye is among 165 national winners, bringing the U of M’s total to 12 Vanier scholars awarded in the last five years.

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