Scholar News and Events

From time to time, past CCSF scholars let us know about their recent achievements or forthcoming events. Rather than writing a formal news item, this page of our website will serve to share their success stories with all our supporters. News from the CCSF itself can still be found on our News page, and we encourage you to read our Student Profiles.

(If you are a past scholar and wish to bring some news to the attention of CCSF supporters, please tweet or email us so we can spread the word. If you email us a short paragraph, similar to those below, preferably with a link to further information, we will do our best to post it. Thank you!)

From Léticia Villeneuve (CCSF Scholar 2016-2017): Léticia completed her DPhil in International Relations at Oxford and has joined the Canadian Government, working in International Trade Rules at the Department of Finance in Ottawa. She will be in the UK for graduation, and is taking the opportunity to run a few information sessions for the Recruitment of Policy Leaders program, a Canadian Government recruitment campaign targeting master’s and PhD students with strong records of academic excellence and leadership.She would like to reach as many Canadian students in the UK as possible, and has provided a notice (click here), with more information. Sessions are being held as follows: Cambridge (Thursday, 25 October, 5-6pm); London (Canada House: Thursday, 25 October, 11am-12); Oxford (Friday 26 October, 4-5pm). The RPL program will be accepting applications from 22 October to 5 November 2018. Places may be limited so please RSVP to (indicating which session you are planning to attend) to register and receive details on the location. Note that for the presentation at Canada House, registration is required by Monday 22 Oct. at the latest; attendees will need to bring photo ID (matching the name they provided to register) and go through security prior to the event.

From Christian Elliott (CCSF Scholar 2008): Cellist Christian Elliott will be performing on Thursday 25 October at 1:05pm at St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE. Here is the link for more information. Christian is a cellist and also performs with the Phoenix Piano Trio and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

From Eve Daniell (CCSF Scholar 2013, 2015): Soprano Eve Daniell will be performing at various venues in British Columbia during the summer of 2018. She will mark her Vancouver professional debut with a mid-summer afternoon concert at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 3pm (doors open 2.30pm) singing a number of songs from England, France, Germany and Italy. Performing with her will be South African-born collaborative artist, Rykie Avenant, who now calls the Cowichan Valley home. Admission is by donation. Please visit Eve’s website for details of all her performances in BC. Posted: 6 July 2018

From Louis-David Lord (CCSF Scholar 2016): I wanted to share the news that I have recently been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting where 43 Nobel Laureates in Physiology & Medicine will be in attendance. This follows a multi-step international selection process where 600 PhD students and post-docs were selected from a pool of 20,000 applicants. Here is a link for further information. I look forward to attending this unique and prestigious scientific gathering, and thank you again for your amazing support towards my doctoral studies. Posted: 8 May 2018.