Ahmed Tiamiyu, a mechanical engineering student from Nigeria, is one of four PhD students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to have been awarded 2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Ahmed Tiamiyu will study a special type of stainless steel which could be used for high temperature and load-bearing applications. His goal is to improve the strength and wear resistance of this material for possible applications in the design of nuclear and chemical reactors in Canada, thereby improving safety.

The other three recipient of this years prestigious award, are Indigenous students. Jocelyn Joe-Strack a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation, Yukon, Terrance Pelletier a former chief of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan and residential school survivor and Tasha Spillett, a Cree and Trinidadian woman from Manitoba.

Congratulations Ahmed Tiamiyu and the other recipients.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are awarded yearly through the federal granting agencies Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Source: news.usask.ca

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