Thompson Rivers University

5 Faculty Awarded NSERC Discovery Grants

September 25, 2014

Five TRU researchers will receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) this year, making it the most successful Discovery Grant competition in the history of the university.

These Discovery Grants allow researchers to make breakthroughs in a variety of research fields, including mathematics and statistics, biology, and geography.

TRU researchers to receive funding include Dr. Richard Brewster (Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Louis Gosselin (Biological Sciences), Dr. David Hill (Geography), Dr. Jonathan Van Hamme (Biological Sciences), and Dr. Qinglin (Roger) Yu (Mathematics and Statistics).

These projects will be funded for the next five years, and will bring more than $540,000 in new federal research dollars to the university.

Learn more about Dr. Roger Yu’s “Research Discoveries”. Watch for profiles of the other four researchers and their work.

“We are so impressed by the caliber of research being conducted at TRU, and we congratulate the achievements of our researchers. These opportunities not only allow for additional discoveries to be made in the field, but they also directly benefit our undergraduate and graduate students, who are given the opportunity to work side-by-side with recognized subject area experts,” says Associate Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Will Garrett-Petts.

“The spin-offs created by these research awards considerable and serve as evidence of the university’s commitment to developing a vibrant and collaborative research culture.”

Media inquiries

Dr. Will Garrett-Petts
Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: 250-828-5410

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