Victoria Herrmann, a graduate student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, is the latest recipient of the Gates Cambridge scholarship. She is one of 40 students, selected from 800 applicants, that has received the prestigious award which is awarded to students who have displayed outstanding intellectual ability, leadership in their field, and a commitment to helping others.
Victoria will use this full-cost scholarship to pursue a PhD at the Scott Polar Institute at the University of Cambridge where she intends to continue her work in climate change and human rights by demonstrating how visual imagery creates and sustains contested, often-unjust visions of Arctic development. Through her work as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and beyond, she hope to advance a more comprehensive, equitable view of, and in turn policy for, those most exposed to environmental change.
For more information about Victoria’s scholarship click here.