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Spotlight on Graduate Research

Lauren FitzsimmonsLauren Fitzsimmons holds up a cricket. The post-doctoral fellow discovered that crickets celebrate winning fights with "victory dances," especially if other crickets are watching.

Cricket research catches attention of National Geographic

Lauren Fitzsimmons earned a master's degree in Dan Mennill's lab and returned there for a post-doctoral fellowship after completing her PhD at Carleton, where she conducted behavioural research on crickets.
Bojana KnezevicBojana Knezevic was all smiles in this photo, taken right after she successfully defended her dissertation.

Student discovers beauty of clinical neuropsychology in Windsor

During the five years she was in Windsor, Bojana Knezevic learned a tremendous amount about impulsivity and how an inability to delay gratification may lead to risky and potentially harmful behaviour.

She also learned a great deal about herself, not the least of which is that she isn’t an especially impulsive person.

Communications technology helps immigrants adapt to Canada, recent grad finds

There’s often an expectation that when people move here from another nation they should immerse themselves in Canadian culture, but maintaining a close connection to their home country makes them better immigrants, according to a recent PhD graduate.

And modern communications technology is enabling that connection, says Frances Cachon who recently defended her thesis in Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology and is working as a sessional instructor there.