(Excerpt from Queen's News article - 3rd July 2012)
Five Queen’s University students have earned Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS), designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students. Areas of studies include natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, or health sciences
The five are -
Emma Dargie (Psychology) is researching a chronic pain condition that impacts millions of women - vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain). For many women, this pain is severe, interfering with quality of life, mental health, relationships, and the ability to work.
Jay Jantz (Neuroscience) is researching how key brain regions interact to control behavior, and how these regions can be subsequently targeted to improve Parkinson’s disease treatment.
Yingli Rao (Chemistry) is researching new strategies and materials for reducing energy consumption based on photo-responsive compounds, with applications focusing on highly energy efficient lighting devices and smart windows.
Shane McIntosh (School of Computing) is investigating methods for reducing software development overhead generated by maintenance of the build system, one of the most important tools used during software development.
Kerri Froc’s (Law) research proposes a new tool to ensure women’s equal access to constitutional rights, section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, guaranteeing rights and freedoms equally to men and women.
Congratulations to you all.
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