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Media Advisory - Minister Kirsty Duncan makes significant funding announcement at Queen's University

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

KINGSTON – The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will be at Queen’s University to announce this year’s recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship. These awards will help train some of the brightest doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows and will strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class research talent.

Minister Duncan will announce 166 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and 70 new Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowships including three new Vanier Scholars from Queen’s – Krista Clement, Megan McAllister, and Alex Veinot and Banting Fellowship winner – Jeremy Strachan.

The recipients of these awards are PhD students and post-doctoral researchers working in the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, as well as the social sciences and humanities. The awards represent nearly $35 million.

The event gets underway at 10 am on Thursday, May 16 in the atrium of Mitchell Hall. After the formal announcement, Minister Duncan is touring the Beaty Water Centre and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre.

The media are welcome participate in the tour with the Minister and Principal Daniel Woolf.

Both Megan McAllister and Jeremy Strachan are speaking at the event. There will also be ample photo opportunities as the Minister tours various labs in the research spaces in Mitchell Hall.

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca