A UNBC Researcher has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Banting Fellowship. Dr. Alison Gerlach was recognized for her work with Indigenous communities across northern BC.
“There’s a lot of really exciting work underway in the North in terms of innovative, community-driven approaches to improving Indigenous people’s health. I think the North is leading the way in that area and this is a great opportunity to contribute to this work,” said Dr. Gerlach.
“Postdoctoral fellowships, including the Banting Fellowship, allow UNBC to enhance the University’s research culture by attracting and developing outstanding researchers,” said UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks. “”Dr. Gerlach’s ongoing work with Indigenous communities in Northern B.C. is another example of UNBC research creating local solutions with national and global impact,” he added.
Banting Fellowships provide up to two years of $70,000 in funding to support research. Dr. Gerlach is the second UNBC researcher to receive a Banting Fellowship. Dr. Maya Gislason received a fellowship in 2013.