Clinic resident is recipient of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Congratulations to Shania Bhopa, Global Health PhD student, and current resident at The Clinic on being selected one of seven McMaster scholars to be awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Vanier Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, research potential and leadership.
As a Vanier Scholar, Global Health PhD student Shania Bhopa intends to enhance the reach of her community-based research working alongside the SCORE! Team in supporting newly-immigrated families in optimizing the health trajectories of their children.
Bhopa, who completed both her undergraduate and master’s degrees at McMaster, also intends to continue her child health communications work, which has included writing a children’s health book exploring the mind-body connection.
She also hopes to find a way to foster her entrepreneurial spirit through working with The Clinic, an innovation hub that equips emerging health inventors with education, resources and support.
“The Vanier Scholar award represents change, grit and optimism,” says Bhopa. “I am honoured to be a part of the Vanier Scholar community, working alongside fellow students who envision a brighter world for our future generations.”Awards and Recognition