Anyone that is interested in writing to Vanier committee for changing the rules on eligibility criteria (number of months in the graduate studies which they count for the subsequent year instead of the time of the application like CIHR) let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Since I enroled in the summer 2018, I would be ineligible as per current criteria although I'm only in my second year.
I contacted them already and they said criteria might change. Might as well try to change it together and make an actual effort. I drafted the letter but anyone interested in helping, let me know