May
8
2013

BC Government invests in graduate student scholarships

VICTORIA – The B.C. government is providing $900,000 for graduate student scholarships at the province’s four research-intensive universities.

“These scholarships will support some of our best and brightest as they advance their graduate studies and apply their knowledge and skills to the benefit of their chosen research areas, our post-secondary education sector, and all British Columbians,” said Ralph Sultan, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology.

The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia will each receive a share of the $900,000.

The scholarships will provide awards of $15,000 each to B.C. graduate students selected by the universities to support research aligned with priority sectors in the province such as forestry, agrifoods, mining, technology and health human resources.

Learn More:

Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology: http://www.gov.bc.ca/aeit/

Simon Fraser University: http://www.sfu.ca/

University of British Columbia: http://www.ubc.ca/

University of Northern British Columbia: http://www.unbc.ca/

University of Victoria: http://www.uvic.ca/

Media Contact:

Dan Gilmore
Communications Manager
Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
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Dan.Gilmore@gov.bc.ca

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