Opportunities for the curious


Published: 3Feb2020

Award funding gives students lab time, research experience and the chance to discover the right path

...Supported by a Schulich Graduate Fellowship, doctoral student Bikram Poudel is working to improve one of the world’s most important food crops.

This scientific career was inspired by a simple comparison. How was it possible that his home country of Nepal, where a majority of the population is directly engaged in farming, could not produce enough food to feed itself, while the United States, where little more than one per cent of the population are farmers, could produce more than enough, to the point of exporting it?