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Maddie Brockbank wins 2022 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Social Work PhD candidate Maddie Brockbank was one of seven McMaster scholars from across the Faculties of Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Engineering that was awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Nov 30, 2022

Vanier Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, research potential and leadership.

Each of the Vanier Scholars will receive $50,000 a year, for up to three years.

Maddie Brockbank’s research is in the creation of violence prevention efforts that better reflect the concerns, goals and lived experiences of men, while recognizing the unique role they can play in this work.

“My doctoral research aims to invite men into a shared space to co-design a framework for engaging other men in gender-based and sexual violence prevention,” says Brockbank.

“I want to create avenues for preventing gender-based and sexual violence that do not rely on the carceral state and, instead, seek to create cultures of consent, care and accountability.”

Brockbank, a two-time McMaster graduate, says being a Vanier Scholar is a privilege and an honour.

“The McMaster community has become home to me, so I truly feel like this award is a collective honour that I share with so many of the amazing people at McMaster that have supported my journey.”

Congratulations Maddie!

Read about the other 2022 Vanier Scholars on the Daily News.