More members being sought for 'Movember' team

Phil Graniero is looking for a few mo’ men to join him in his fight against prostate cancer.

A professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Graniero has participated for the last couple of years in Movember. An international effort which calls on men around the planet to grow a moustache throughout the month of November, Movember raise funds for research into a cure for prostate cancer, as well as awareness for men’s mental health issues.

Last year he teamed up with kinesiology professor Dave Andrews to create a team called The Faculty of Mo and this year he’s looking to widen the circle. He’s quick to point out that men needn’t be faculty in order to join.

“The Faculty of Mo transcends all university boundaries, with members coming from many faculties and non-academic units,” he said. “They just need a good sense of humour and be willing to look ridiculous if they can’t grow a very good moustache. Obviously, the more the merrier.”

Last year, more than 854,000 people around the world participated in Movember, raising more than $125 million.

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