Online reception celebrates success of CCSF Scholarship Recipients including Victor Dahdaleh Foundation Scholars

Victor and Mona Dahdaleh were delighted to attend a recent Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) online reception to celebrate the success of CCSF Scholarship recipients.

The two latest Victor Dahdaleh Foundation Scholars for the 2020/21 academic year, Rebecca Clark (studying for a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Kaitlyn Cramb (studying for her DPhil at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford) were present at the reception, describing the focus of their postgraduate studies.

Commenting on behalf of the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation, Victor Dahdaleh said: ‘The Foundation is delighted to be a long-term supporter of the CCSF’s work and it always inspiring to hear about what all the scholars are doing in their respective fields of excellence.

‘I am particularly pleased to have heard more about the work of our Dahdaleh Scholars – Rebecca Clark and her work on assisting in tuberculosis eradication and Kaitlyn Cramb and her work on Parkinson’s Disease.  The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation is delighted to provide our scholarship support and hopefully make a real contribution to our scholars future success.’ 

About the CCSF

Founded in 1967 by the Canadian Women’s Club to mark Canada’s centennial, the CCSF has awarded some 500 scholarships to outstanding students from across Canada who are enrolled in postgraduate programmes at UK universities, colleges, institutes or conservatories.

Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic excellence, as well as on their ability to represent Canada within the UK academic and artistic community. They represent a breadth of academic interests and pursuits. For more information about CCSF visit here

About the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation Scholars

Rebecca Clark is motivated by a life-long desire to reduce the global health burden by contributing research that can assist in the eradication of infectious diseases. She is studying for her PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. From Toronto, she completed her BSc with Honours at McMaster University in Biology and Mathematics with a minor in Statistics, followed by an MSc in Epidemiology with an Embedded Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases at the University of Alberta. Rebecca’s research is focussed on tuberculosis (TB) vaccine modelling. For more details of Rebecca’s work visit here

Kaitlyn Cramb – Parkinson’s Disease, is the most common movement disorder, affecting ten million persons worldwide, including 100,000 Canadians. It results from the degeneration of a specific cell type in a specific region of the brain. Kaitlyn Cramb’s thesis for her Oxford DPhil at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics will ask ‘why do these cells die’ and her research aims to determine the cause of this cell death. Her specific project focuses on whether the cells were defective prior to their death and whether their failing function might be repaired before the cells begin to die. For more details of Rebecca’s work visit here

For more information on the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation visit its website here or contact Matthew Moth on: or on mobile: +44 (0) 7770 381 263.



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