By Natalia Mukhina, July 2016
Sandra McCubbin, a PhD candidate in Geography, looks happy and excited. One of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious Vanier Scholarship, she is inspired by the fact that her research will be supported by such a powerful award. To carry out her research, Sandra will need to cover a distance of almost 13,000 km, making a long trip to Africa. There, in Botswana, she will spend about eight months studying human-lion relations.