Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships

The fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral fellows with a track record of innovation activities. Innovation activities refers to translating research results into societal impact. Working with non-academic research partners, creating a start-up, working with innovation organizations and engaging with government and not for profit organizations on policy development are all examples of innovation activities.

The 2020-2021 Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Lisa Belanger

Dr. Lisa Belanger
Postdoctoral Associate, Haskayne School of Business


Dr. Belanger’s research focuses on the impact of leadership behaviours, behavioural workplace interventions impact on employee mental well-being and workplace performance. A behaviour change scientist, Dr. Belanger combines her background in exercise physiology and her PhD in behavioural medicine to provide empowering strategies to help people make positive life-long changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

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Dr. Agastewar Vadlamani

Dr. Agastewar Vadlamani, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science


Dr. Vadlamani’s research focuses on the cultivation and scale-up potential of cyanobacteria. His current research includes developing economical and sustainable production processes for phycocyanin, a natural blue photosynthetic pigment found in cyanobacteria. With increased global market demand for phycocyanin, and the need to decrease CO2 emissions Dr. Vadlamani’s research will have environmental and commercial impacts.

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