Summary: Tri-Council Scholarship (NSERC, SSHRC , CIHR) Winners invited to the Saskatchewan
The Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration invited
University of Regina graduate students currently holding Tri-Council funding to lunch and a visit to the
legislative assembly on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
Minister Norris spent time with each of the graduate students discussing their individual research and
each was later introduced to the legislative assembly.
Eleven of the thirty-four graduate students currently receiving Tri-Council funding through national
competitions at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) were able to
attend. Also in attendance were Director Brent Brownlee, Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment
and Immigration, Dr. Dongyan Blachford, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research,
and Wendy Machmer, Manager of Graduate Scholarships and Awards.
Students in attendance were: Krista Baird Allen (Education), Marc Beal (Biology), Adam Dube
(Psychology), Amber Fletcher (Canadian Plains Studies), Lindsay Friesen (Psychology), Omeed
Ghandehari (Psychology), Katherine McMillan (Psychology), Myriah Mulvogue (Psychology), Mamata
Pandey (Psychology), Vanessa Phillips (Biology), June Zimmer (KHS).
Students unable to attend were: Murray Abrams (Psychology), Clair Barefoot (Psychology), Naomi
Beingessner (Justice Studies), Mike Binzer (Visual Arts), Kelly Jo Burke (Theatre), Elizabeth Curry (Fine
Arts), Theresa Devers Fitzgerald (Psychology), Jasmin Dhillon (Psychology), Cara Edge (English), Ryan