- Six Nigerian students have been selected as receivers of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate (Vanier CGS) program for 2023
- In order to position Canada as a hub for cutting-edge research, the Vanier CGS program, launched in 2008, intends to keep excellent PhD candidates
Exciting news has emerged for aspiring Nigerian scholars as six exceptional students have recently been granted the prestigious Vanier scholarship, opening doors to a transformative educational experience in Canada.
On August 29, 2023, the Canadian government announced the winners.
In order to position Canada as a hub for cutting-edge research and teaching on a worldwide scale, the Vanier CGS program, launched in 2008, intends to draw and keep excellent PhD candidates.
The program is jointly run by Canada’s three largest grant-making organizations: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
It is named in honor of former Governor General Georges Vanier, a revered statesman and hero.
The six Nigerian academics Chukwu Otuto Amarauche, Fatiregun Omolara, Iduye Damilola, Itanyi Ijeoma, Kehinde Abisola, and Ogunsola Samuel will each get an N45 million Vanier Scholarship, allowing them to pursue their doctorate degrees in various prestigious Canadian universities.
The scholarship is for a three-year period, during which the scholars will explore a variety of research areas, including the social and humanities, engineering, and health sciences.
In another story, group of Family and Friends came in attendance as Nigerian men, Ify and Bright, tie the knot in Canada
The online world is abuzz with excitement as videos of Ify and Bright, two Nigerian men residing in Canada, walking down the aisle during their church ceremony, circulate widely and spark a frenzy of reactions.
Leading up to their wedding day, WITHIN NIGERIA covered the story that the adoring couple showcased a diverse array of native attires in a series of images. These captivating visuals were complemented by a deeply touching and romantically infused note.
However, fresh videos have emerged online, capturing the heartfelt exchange of wedding vows between them, their graceful procession down the aisle, and the solemnization of their marriage within the church’s embrace.
Family members were in attendance, and a pastor officiated over this cherished ceremony…see video here.