PhD candidate receives one of three Engineers Canada Manulife Scholarships

Water Resource Engineering PhD candidate, Cody Kupferschmidt, received the Engineers Canada – Manulife Scholarship. Each year Engineers Canada awards three scholarships valued at $12,500 each to support Canadian engineers returning to university to further study or research in their chosen engineering field.

Cody is a professional engineer and PhD candidate whose research is focused on improving our knowledge of the factors that influence river channel migration and bank erosion. As part of his PhD, Cody has been engaging with the Canadian engineering and geoscience community to help understand existing practices and challenges. Building from these findings, he is working to combine machine learning with traditional engineering techniques to develop models that can more accurately forecast river channel migration. This research has the potential to improve engineering best-practices in Canada and help to more accurately assess erosion risks to homes, roads, and other infrastructure.

Learn more about Cody’s scholarship and his motivations for pursuing a PhD