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PhD Student Pavneet Brar wins NSERC CGS-D AwardJune 27, 2018

Ms. Brar was chosen among the top-ranked applicants from Universities across Canada for this highly commendable award.

The Department of Civil Engineering would like to congratulate PhD Student Pavneet Brar for receiving a 2018 NSERC CGS-D Award. Ms. Brar was selected among the top-ranked applicants and will be receiving an award amount of $35,000 per year, which will allow her to fully concentrate on her studies and seek out the best research mentors in her field.

Pavneet’s PhD research focuses on developing and testing a new urban drainage network design procedure that will make our communities more flood resilient. This modified approach for urban drainage will not just satisfy the basic spatially-uniform conveyance and storage requirements that are established according to the current and reliably predicted future climate conditions, but also make full use of unique local conditions so that the overall capacity of the drainage system and resilience of the community are maximized. The emphasis is on quantifying resilience of urban drainage systems using appropriate indicators that include the systems’ ability to respond to and recover from disturbances.

NSERC CGS-D awards provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program within the natural sciences or Engineering. Applicants are evaluated and selected according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic excellence  (30%)
  • Research ability or potential (50%)
  • Communication, interpersonal, and leadership abilities (20%)

Please join us in congratulating Pavneet on this stellar achievement!