Profs, Students In the News

March 16, 2009 - In the News

Prof. Diane Nalini de Kerckhove is featured in a full-page article in this week's issue of Maclean's magazine. The article focuses on the physics professor and jazz singer/songwriter's latest project, a new album of songs to mark 2009 being the International Year of Astronomy. It also discusses her teaching and research as a physicist at U of G.

U of G student Mitch Moffit was on CTV's Canada AM today talking about being shortlisted for the "Best Job in the World." Moffit, a President's Scholar and third-year biological sciences student, is one of seven Canadians in the running for the job as caretaker of Hamilton Island on Australia’s Barrier Reef. More than 34,000 people from 200 countries applied. To view the segment featuring Mitch, click on the "Best job in the world finalist Moffit" link under CTV News Video Player.

Prof. Lynda Ashborne, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, was featured on CBC radio's Metro Morning today. Ashborne, a family therapist who researches parent-teen relationships, talked about teens and technology with Karen Horseman, who hosts a parenting segment that is part of CBC's popular morning radio show.

U of G student Matt Bamsey, a PhD candidate working on life-support systems, is quoted in a story in today's Toronto Star. He is one of 16 people named as Canadian Space Agency's top candidates in the National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign.

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