RSI Doctoral Student Awarded Prestigious Vanier CGS Award

Jul 7, 2017
Jessica Boafo
RSI would like to congratulate doctoral student, Mikaela Stiver for being one of very few recipients to receive this year’s prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

With scholarship recipients receiving $50,000 each year for three years, the Vanier CGS is one of the most competitive and prestigious post-graduate awards in Canada.

Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Under the supervision of Dr. Anne Agur, Stiver’s research proposal looked at pathophysiology and diagnosis of trigger points associated with myofascial pain syndrome.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are administered by Canada's three federal research granting agencies: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council [NSERC] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC].

This is RSI’s fourth win of the award since its inception. Past winners include:

  • Andresa Marinho-Buzelli  – 2009
  • Gail Teachman – 2011
  • Janine Farragher – 2015


Visit the Government of Canada website for the full list of this year’s winners.

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