Each applicant will be expected to select a placement partner and potential mentor from the list below and describe how your research complements the research of the placement partner and mentor within the application.

Potential Placement Partners Thematic Interest
African Institute of Mathematical Sciences Climate change science; Data science; Mathematical statistics; Financial mathematics; Mathematical biology
Afro Canadian Chamber of Commerce Food security; Sustainable inclusive growth; Climate resiliency
CODE Education; Education of girls
IMPACT Natural resource management; Community empowerment; Gender discrimination; can support French
Potential Mentors Thematic Interest
Blair Rutherford Sociology and anthropology; Politics and international development, civil society in sub-Saharan Africa; Rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa; Anthropology of citizenship, gender, state, and globalization
Diane Isabelle International business; International entrepreneurship; Technology & innovation management
Doris Buss Law and legal studies; Gender and global governance; Rural mining livelihoods and gender in Sub-Saharan Africa; Gender and epistemology
Edana Cassol Immunology and infectious disease; Investigating how chronic innate immune activation and dysregulated metabolism contribute to the pathogenesis of viral infections (HIV and SARS-CoV-2) and delayed wound healing
Farah Hosseinian Pharmaceutical science; Phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities; Phytochemicals with anti-stress activities; Environmentally friendly extraction techniques including microwave and supercritical CO; Agri-food byproducts and their potential as a source of nutraceutical and functional food ingredients
Julie Garlen Interdisciplinary studies; Childhood; Early childhood education; Popular culture; Cultural curriculum studies
Monica Patterson Interdisciplinary studies; Children and youth; Childhood; Memory; Violence; Racism; Public history; Museums; Collaborative curating; Community engagement
Natasha Artemeva Linguistics and language studies; Writing studies; Applied linguistics; Education
Nduka Otiono Institute of African Studies; Cultural studies; Oral performance and literature in Africa; Postcolonial studies; Media and communication; Globalization and popular culture
Onita Basu Environmental engineering; Wastewater Treatment; Biofiltration
Sanjeena Dang Computational Statistics; Biostatistics; Bioinformatics; Machine Learning; Classification; Clustering; High dimensional data; Mixture Models; Model Selection; Variational Approximations; Cluster-Weighted Models; EM algorithm
Shireen Hassim Institute of African Studies; Feminist theory; Politics, social movements, and collective action
Shirley Mills Mathematics, and statistics; Data mining; Applied statistics
Utkarsh Dang Health outcomes and biomarkers; Computational statistics; Biostatistics; Bioinformatics, specifically on mixture model-based clustering, health outcomes (from clinical trials, natural history studies, biomarkers), and statistical phylogenetics
Vivian Solana Sociology and anthropology; Political anthropology; Feminist anthropology; Postcolonial theory; Forced displacement; Humanitarianism; Gender