Launched in 2003, the Canadian program is divided into two separate branches. First, the Mentoring Fellowships, which rewards promising science students. This year, in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Youth Science Canada and the Villa Anna Foundation of the College Ste-Anne (a UNESCO associated school), we have implemented a fellowship program which helps young promising talents obtain all the necessary tools for a successful future in science. The 2014 Mentoring Fellow was presented to Carla Apostolova.
The second branch of the program is the Excellence in Research Fellowships, which enables two Canadian women scientists to pursue and expand their research projects. This year’s fellowships specifically applied to candidates in the life science fields. Presented by Dr. Nadia Ghazzali, President of Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the 2014 Excellence in Research Fellowships were awarded to Dr. Brandy Callahan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Neurosciences and Mental Health, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec and Dr. Vanessa D’Costa, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Finally, in partnership with the French Embassy, L’Oréal Canada awarded Dr. Madiha Khan, the France-Canada Research Award to support her participation in a France-Canada cooperative scientific project.
Link for application https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=934&oth=0005342015
Link to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO http://unesco.ca/home-accueil