McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

2023/2024 Vadasz Scholars

Ali Beydoun

My area of research is clathrate hydrates modelling, and specifically its potential role in carbon sequestration and energy extraction. Being a Vadasz scholar makes me feel rewarded for my efforts so far and freed from the fear of financial scarcity.


Brandon Poole

I completed my Master of Visual Studies in Studio Art at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. My current PhD research at McGill's School of Architecture considers the histories and theories of simulation, visualization, and computer-generated images in relation to cinema and other architectures of immersion. The Vadasz Scholarhip affords me the opportunity of giving full and dedicated attention to my research.

Emily Kaczmarek

I am pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering, where my research focuses on developing computer vision algorithms to advance the understanding and treatment of neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. I am incredibly grateful to the Vadaszes for their generous support of my research during my degree.

Greg Brock

My area of study is hydrophilic surface functionalization via femtosecond laser machining for underwater applications. I did my undergraduate and am doing my PhD in chemical engineering at McGill. For me this scholarship means financial stability and independence.


Rémi Dagenais

I completed my bachelor and Master's in bioengineering at McGill University. My research project consists of understanding how fMRI can be used to study the regulation of blood pressure at the brain level. The Vadasz scholarship is an opportunity for me to focus on my research.

Asia Vighi

After completing my undergraduate studies in Bioengineering at McGill, I am now pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering within the research fields of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. I feel very fortunate to have been recognized for the Vadasz scholarship, which will allow me to dedicate more time towards my research and other personal projects on improving scientific communication and accessibility for the general public.

Dylan Szostopal

I am a civil engineering PhD student conducting research in environmental engineering. As a Vadasz Scholar I have been afforded the opportunity to focus on my graduate studies unhindered by financial obstacles. I hope to use this opportunity to drive significant progress in my area of study.


Eran Ittah

I am studying the role of water in governing the properties of connective tissues – from bones to corneas. With a better understanding of how these tissues are structured, we can begin to design biological materials that look and behave like the real thing.

Joel Jean-Philyppe

I have been working with the Alternative Fuels Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University since September 2020. My undergraduate research and PhD thesis focus on the development of combustion technologies to enable iron as a clean, zero-carbon, sustainable fuel, as a replacement to hydrocarbon fuels. By alleviating my financial burden, the Vadasz scholarship enables me to focus on creating a lasting impact in the field of clean technology.

William Ma

My research at McGill involves the application of machine learning in bioinformatics. Being a Vadasz Scholar for 4 years means that I will spend more time focusing on that research and less time worrying about securing funding during my studies.

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