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Brittlepaperians, listen up. We have some very delightful news. Uche Peter Umez, a contributor to Brittle Paper, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The scholarship, valued at $50,000/year, is awarded for three years.

The prestigious Vanier scholarships are given to “doctoral students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies.”

As part of his success at the competition, Uche also received a President’s Doctoral Prize for Distinction by the University of Alberta, where he is a PhD student at the Department of English and Film Studies. His research is focused on masculinities in contemporary Nigerian fiction.

Congrats to Uche! We feel honored to be a part of his intellectual life and wish him lots of light and success in all his future endeavors.

 

 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

One Response to “Brittle Paper Contributor Uche Peter Umez Wins a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and President’s Doctoral Prize for Distinction” Subscribe

  1. Adefemi Adejola August 2, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    Congratulations.

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