Ph.D. candidate Mark Hathaway wins Canada’s most prestigious graduate scholarship

Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:40:00 AM


(photo courtesy of M. Hathaway)

Congratulations to Mark Hathaway who has recently received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.  Mark is a Ph.D. candidate in OISE/UT’s Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and the School of the Environment’s collaborative program in Environmental Studies.  He is a published author with extensive experience in work focused on both social justice and environmental concerns. His research, which builds on the book he co-wrote with Leonardo Boff (The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation, Orbis Books, 2009), examines the transformative learning taking place in education initiatives that aim to facilitate a shift towards an ecological worldview as well as concrete action for sustainability. 

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.  This year, 156 Vanier scholars (29 from U of T) from 29 universities were announced, including graduate students from the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa who are studying in Canada. Vanier scholars receive $50,000 annually for up to three years, and each is selected based on his or her demonstrated leadership skills, research potential and high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering or health sciences.

Read the August 30, 2012 announcement: