Sameer Shah receives multiple awards!

GM award ceremony

Sameer was recently awarded the Freda Pagani Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in IRES, the SSHRC Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship, and was selected for the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award as the only awardee at the Master’s level for all of UBC. He also received the Faculty of Science Graduate Prize ($500), recognizing his outstanding Master’s thesis. Congratulations!

During his Master’s, Sameer worked with Drs. Leila Harris and Hisham Zerriffi on the intersection of farming livelihoods, changes in water access, and adaptation in the Philippines. Sameer’s Master’s thesis is titled “Water variability, livelihoods, and adaptation: a case study from the Angat River Basin (Philippines)” and is available online HERE. The SSHRC CGS award will support his doctoral work at IRES. To learn more about Sameer’s work, visit his website:

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