UAlberta Rhodes Scholar wins Canadian award

(Edmonton) This has been quite a winter for University of Alberta graduate student Megan Engel. In November, Engel received a Rhodes Scholarship. And today, she won a Canadian award for outstanding postgraduate work in sciences.

Engel’s latest recognition comes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada with the $10,000 Andre Hamer prize.

She says the U of A shares her success.

“The U of A is truly my home,” said Engel. “Amongst the faculty I encountered some of the most brilliant, pedagogically gifted, and humble people I have known, and these mentors have been instrumental in my success.”

This fall, Engel takes up her Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.

She says the NSERC award will help her to pursue her interests in natural sciences.

Despite her international accolades and travel opportunities, Engel says Edmonton hasn’t seen the last of her.

“Nothing would give me greater fulfilment than to be able to return as a professor to the campus that has given me so much, in order to give something back to it.”