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Concordia welcomes Banting fellows
Date:9/19/2012

Montreal, September 19, 2012 This fall, major funding from the federal scholarship initiative will allow Marie-Odile Richard, Monica Eileen Patterson and Jeff Scheible to pursue innovative scholarship in their respective fields of expertise.

As Banting fellows, they will each receive $140,000 in research funding over two years. The fellowships were announced by Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, on September 13 at a ceremony in Ottawa.

Graham Carr, Concordia's vice-president of Research and Graduate Studies, is "thrilled to attract young researchers of this calibre."

For Carr, "the extraordinary story of the Banting fellowships for Concordia is our institutional success rate in this competition. Only 70 are awarded nationally, and only one third of these scholarships go to researchers focused on the humanities and social sciences. Four of our applicants were originally successful but one was unable to take up the award due to a prior commitment. This is an astonishing success rate that puts us in the very upper echelon of this year's competition."

Paula Wood-Adams, Concordia's interim dean of Graduate Studies, echoes Carr's enthusiasm, and points out that "the Banting competition emphasizes the quality of the institutional environment that will support the post-doctoral fellows. At Concordia we offer the potential for outstanding mentorship from leading researchers, unique research facilities, and a strong program of professional skill development through GradProSkills. Concordia's success in this competition attests to our growing reputation for research and the impact of the efforts of our professors."

Concordia's three new Banting fellows are leaders in diverse fields. Their experience and current research projects will enrich Concordia as they pursue innovative work in their respective areas of study.

Specializing in the emerging field of neuromarketing, Marie-Odile Rich
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Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University
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