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Biomedical Communications scholar wins Vanier Award

Andrea_Gauthier, MSCBMC 2012Andrea Gauthier, MScBMC 2012, has been named a Vanier Scholar.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships recognize world-class doctoral students who demonstrate leadership and a high-standard  of scholarly achievement in graduate studies. Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually across Canada.

Gauthier’s research examines the potential of game design in transforming and assessing undergraduates’ understanding of molecular emergence. Assistant Professor Jodie Jenkinson, Biomedical Communications, and Professor Cindi Morshead, Department of Surgery, supervise Gauthier’s research.

Gauthier, who is completing her Ph.D. through the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine, is one of only 22 recipients of the Vanier Award at the University of Toronto.

Gameplay images from MolWorlds

Images depicting gameplay from MolWorlds, a game designed to transform students’ understanding of molecular emergent environments through interaction with game mechanics.

 

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