Michelle Parker wins Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Award

Recent PhD grad Michelle Parker has been awarded the 2015 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Engineering, Medical Science, and Natural Science category by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS).

Dubbed, “cutting edge research with a conscience,” by CAGS, Parker’s biochemistry research is aimed at developing invasion inhibitory drugs and vaccines against diseases like malaria.

Read the CAGS announcement here

More about Parker’s accomplishments at UVic

The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards have been recognizing outstanding Canadian doctoral dissertations for more than 20 years. The Association seeks out work that makes significant, original contributions to both the academic community and to Canadian society. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences. They include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and an awards ceremony at the CAGS Annual Conference in Calgary.