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Angelina McLeod stands on a ferry on the water.

Angelina McLeod

September 29, 2020 — 
Why this master’s student wants you to feel the superpowers within birch bark scrolls

Grace Paizen stands in a pink sweater in front of a floral wallpaper.

Grace Paizen

November 4, 2019 — 
Find out why this PhD student insists, “We’re Victorians, just with cellphones.”

Christa Burstahler stands in front of a diorama of a lynx hunting in winter.

Christa Burstahler

May 2, 2019 — 
On her studies about the roaming Canada lynx—those mysterious solitary cats with the oversized paws.

Jessica Piper. // Photo by David Lipnowski [BA(Hons)/08]

Jessica Piper

October 24, 2018 — 
On why she wants to build a better dome and why she loves termites.

Adam Decker

May 1, 2018 — 
He’s finding ways for the already-amazing Cirque du Soleil artists to optimize their performance.

Tim Penner. // Photo by David Lipnowski [BA(Hons)/08]

Tim Penner

October 19, 2017 — 
He grew up working at his uncle’s movie theatre and while sweeping up popcorn‚ fell in love with film.

Photo by Jason Halstead [BPE/92]

Ian McDonald

May 1, 2017 — 
When he was younger he wanted to invent things, and he also enjoyed making arguments. His parents said he should pursue law, but he chose philosophy.

PhD Candidate Fereshteh Amini // PHOTO BY ADAM DOLMAN

Fereshteh Amini

September 26, 2016 — 
PhD Candidate Fereshteh Amini is a software developer—the only female PhD student in her lab—whose research focuses on democratizing big data.


Ahmad Byagowi

July 24, 2016 — 
Ahmad Byagowi speaks four languages, loves playing and teaching chess, and robots. He and his colleagues are developing new tools to diagnose dementia.

Meet Grad Student Michael Becker

September 15, 2015 — 
He makes plants healthier and loves mosh pits, astronomy and playing with lasers.

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