Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).


Trisha M. Finlay - M.Sc. successfully completed; Ph.D. at the University of Calgary. Awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Fiona Haxho - Queen’s Graduate Award (QGA), the Graduate Entrance Tuition Award (GETA), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M) and the 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. (started MSc 09/14, mini-MSc defence 08/16 into PhD, successfully completed PhD Comprehensive exam June 20, 2017, successfully completed PhD dissertation defence July 31, 2017) - accepted MD program at University of Toronto starting September 2017.

Bessi Qorri - started M.Sc. (May 2017),  successfully completed the mini-Master into Ph.D. program (August 21, 2018). Awarded the 2018 Dean's Doctoral Award, the 2017 Queen’s Graduate Award (QGA), 2017 Encyt Technologies, Inc., the 2017 Terry Fox Research Institute Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research, 2018 The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education Queen’s University Recognition Award, and Queen's nomination to the National Competition for the 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.