On May 9, 2022, the Vector Institute announced 110 winners of the 2022-23 Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI). Valued at $17,500, these merit-based scholarships recognize top candidates pursuing studies in either Vector-recognized master’s programs, which provide students with the AI skills and competencies sought by employers, or individual AI study paths in Ontario.

Congratulations to the four Vector recipients from Carleton: Omar Imran, Michael Pantano , Devipriya Raju  and Anthony Fuller.

Vector Scholarship in AI recipients are pursuing a range of programs from engineering to computer science, health informatics, and business analytics and more. This year’s cohort received almost $2 million in total scholarship funding. These talented individuals will join Ontario’s growing pool of workforce-ready AI talent.

The Vector Scholarship in AI attracts top talent to AI master’s programs across Ontario and is part of a suite of programs run by Vector that connects top talent with companies adopting AI. To date, Ontario companies and organizations have hired more than 850 Vector-affiliated students from AI master’s programs, including VSAI recipients.

This fifth round of VSAI recipients represents 13 universities across Ontario. There have been 461 scholarships awarded since the program launched in 2018, with many scholarship recipients joining newly created AI master’s programs. More than 1,000 students will have graduated from Ontario AI master’s programs this year, ahead of the province’s target to graduate 1,000 AI master’s students per year by 2023.

Scholarship recipients and students enrolled in master’s programs recognized by the Vector Institute attend events and talks that put them face-to-face with top AI researchers, clinicians, and teams from top Canadian employers, providing unique access to career opportunities. The master’s students also receive access to Vector’s Digital Talent Hub, career development and networking events, and AI-specific career support programs.

About the Vector Institute

The Vector Institute drives excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of AI to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. Vector’s Three-Year Strategy aims to advance AI research, increase adoption in industry and health through programs for talent, commercialization, and application, and lead Canada towards the responsible use of AI. Programs for industry, led by top AI practitioners, offer foundations for applications in products and processes, company-specific guidance, training for professionals, and connections to workforce-ready talent. Vector is funded by the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada through the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, and industry sponsors.

Internships, networking, and the Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence are core components of Vector Institute’s AI Master’s initiative supported by the Province of Ontario. The initiative aims to develop and connect Ontario’s AI workforce to fuel AI-based economic development and job creation.

Vector will announce the 2023-24 scholarship competition dates in Fall 2022. Learn more: vectorinstitute.ai/scholarship

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