Shelly Zhou and Lindsey Cary Win SSHRC Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships!

Beginning September 2014, Shelly Zhou and Lindsey Cary are officially Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholars of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The highly competitive Bombardier SSHRC fellowships are only awarded to the most exceptional graduate students in Canada who are conducting research in the social sciences and humanities, and the fellowships will support the research of both Shelly and Lindsey for the duration of their doctorate. Shelly’s research harnesses advanced quantitative methods to examine how the diversity of our friends’ social networks affect our own attitudes about people from diverse backgrounds. Primarily advised by Alison Chasteen, Lindsey’s SSHRC-funded research examines how the social nature of online video games affect prejudice, both within the game environment and in the real world. Huge congratulations to Shelly and Lindsey!