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Master’s Studentship Competition supports emerging researchers

Emma Traynor doing fieldwork

Emma Traynor taking part in field research.

When Research Manitoba and partners announced $1.37M in research funding and the recipients of the 2021 Grants and Awards competition Emma Traynor and Janelle Poiron were thrilled to be on the list.

Janelle Poiron, MDP

The University of Winnipeg students will each receive $12,000 as part of Research Manitoba’s annual Master’s Studentship Competition.

The annual competition recognizes 32 Master’s Studentships, seven PhD Studentships, two Postdoctoral Fellowships, and eight New Investigator Operating Grants in Manitoba in health, social sciences and humanities, and natural sciences and engineering.

To support these emerging researchers, Research Manitoba invested $993,905 and their partners CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Manitoba Lung Association, and University of Manitoba WM Ross Scholarship provided an additional $373,100 for the Trainee Awards. 

Congratulations to all recipients, including:

Emma Traynor, MSc in Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy, Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Winnipeg, ‘Exploring Carbon dioxide responses within the Salmonidae family’

Janelle Poiron, MDP in Indigenous Development, Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Winnipeg, ‘Determining Community Indigenous Epidemiologist Needs and Priorities’

“I’d like to congratulate all of the recipients on their world-class research projects and thank our partners, including the Province of Manitoba, for their commitment to innovation and research excellence.” said Karen Dunlop, CEO, Research Manitoba. “Supporting local talent, contributing to the economy, and creating a heathy future for Manitobans are just a few of the positive impacts of the research being funded through our programs and partnerships.” 

The recipients of the 2021 Grants and Awards Competition are highly qualified Trainees and New Investigators in Manitoba. These awards enable recipients to prepare and train for their careers as independent researchers in industry or within the provincial research enterprise, establish independent research programs, and achieve the skills necessary to compete on a national level. 

“On behalf of the province of Manitoba, I wish to extend my congratulations to the award recipients as they begin their careers,” said Economic Development and Jobs Minister Jon Reyes. “The Manitoba government is pleased to support Research Manitoba to ensure our province continues to be a leader in conducting high-quality, innovative research that benefits people in Manitoba and beyond.” 

Learn more about this year’s Research Manitoba award recipients (Link to release)

Research Manitoba promotes, supports, and coordinates the funding of research excellence and innovation in health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba. Research Manitoba supports local talent development by providing research support to early career researchers and graduate students, along with fostering strategic partnerships to strengthen research and innovation.