Lu-Vada Dunford awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Published: July 27, 2018

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On July 19, 2018, the list of recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was made public, and we’re delighted to announce that our very own PhD student Lu-Vada Dunford has been appointed a Vanier Scholar.

Lu-Vada’s research is in ethics, political philosophy, and pragmatism, with a particular focus on military ethics, just war theory, and terrorism. Her Vanier-supported research project is tentatively titled “Understanding and Defining Terrorism as a Violent Practice of Eradication: Killing Bodies to Kill Ideas.”

This summer, Lu-Vada will be presenting some of her research at Peking University (China), as part of the 24th World Congress of Philosophy. For more information about her research, visit Lu-Vada’s personal website.

Funded by the government of Canada, the Vanier CGS awards $50,000 per year for three years to highly-qualified doctoral candidates that demonstrate academic excellence, research potential, and leadership. Lu-Vada joins a stellar list of philosophers who have recently been awarded the Vanier CGS in our department, including Charles Dalrymple-FraserValerie Bernard, and Etye Steinberg.

Congratulations, Lu-Vada!