MHRC PhD student Dessi Zaharieva awarded prestigious Vanier Scholarship

"We are very proud of Ms. Dessi Zaharieva for being awarded a 2015 Vanier Scholarship. Her work on the management of blood glucose levels during exercise in patients with Type 1 diabetes has the potential to contribute to the development of the exercise-smart artificial pancreas. Her overarching goal is to help reduce the burden of having an active lifestyle while of living with type 1 diabetes.

She was recently featured in an online commercial that celebrates the impressive accomplishments of some people diagnosed with diabetes, which can be viewed below. Congratulations Dessi!"

  • Dr. Michael Riddell, Ms. Zaharieva's PhD Supervisor