CS-Can|Info-Can would like to congratulate all who received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, including board member Maram Assi of Queen’s University.

These scholarships recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional scholarly achievement and leadership skills in a variety of fields. Scholars receive $50,000 per year for three years of study and research.

Six students in the Computing Sciences received the Vanier this year:

  • Maram Assi, Queen’s University for her research proposal Developing an Intelligent Bug Fix Recommender System.
  • Arna Ghosh, McGill University for his research proposal A Biologically-plausible Deep Learning framework to model self-supervised learning in the visual cortex.
  •  Silvia Gonzalez Sellan, University of Toronto for her research proposal Virtual 3D Geometry and the Real World.
  • Pierre-Yves Lajoie, Polytechnique de Montréal for his research proposal Diagnostic des phénomènes engendrant des mesures erronées dans les systèmes de perception utilisés en robotique collaborative et conception de systèmes résilients face à la présence de ces erreurs.
  • Maude Lizaire, Université de Montréal for her research proposal Connexion entre réseaux de neurones, automates pondérés et réseaux de tenseurs pour l’apprentissage avec données structurées.
  • Fidelia Orji, University of Saskatchewan for her research proposal Machine Learning Approach for Adapting and Personalizing eLearning Systems..

Congratulations, 2021 Vanier Scholars!

See all of the 2021 Vanier Scholars below.

2021 Vanier Scholars


  • Mike Schaekermann

Mike Schaekermann

CS-Can|Info-Can is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award: Mike Schaekermann, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. Human-AI Interaction in the Presence of Ambiguity: From [...]

  • Emad Shihab

Emad Shihab

Dr. Emad Shihab is an internationally recognized leader in software engineering, specializing in mining software repositories to improve software quality. “At the core of my research is the concept of learning from the past [...]

  • Audrey Girouard

Audrey Girouard

Dr. Audrey Girouard is an outstanding researcher in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). She leads a multidisciplinary research team at Carleton University that considers how people use tangible devices and technologies, understands their [...]


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