View of Earth from space fuels nature photography career for U of G alum STORY BY ANDREW VOWLES Orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery 30 years ago, Dr. Roberta Bondar heard the voices of her six crewmates, mechanical sounds from equipment, taped music. But as she peered through a window while photographing the planet


U OF G AT FOREFRONT OF NEW GLOBAL APPROACH STORY BY ANDREW VOWLES “I was eight years old, and I wanted to be a monkey.” When that plan fell through, Travis Steffens decided to do the next best thing. He studied primates for his B.Sc., followed by grad studies in anthropology. During his first trip

Passion for Birding, Conservation Nets National Award for U of G Grad

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U of G grad Marcie Jacklin received the 2021 Canadian Wildlife Federation’s (CWF) Stan Hodgkiss Outdoorsperson of the Year Award for organizing local bird counts and calling for preservation of natural areas around Fort Erie, Ont. More generally, she said, the award reflects her decades’ worth of environmental advocacy and citizen science with various organizations

U of G Grads Nab Spots in Top 10 at Beijing Olympics

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics wrapped up this weekend (Feb. 19-20) with impressive performances from the participating U of G grads. Cody Sorensen, 35, competed with his team in the four-man bobsleigh competition on the final weekend of the Olympics. They placed ninth overall with a time of three minutes, 56 seconds and 99 milliseconds. Germany’s